The earth continuously rotates 24/7 and revolves around the sun for a year, non-stop! As these things inevitably happen, so does aging. Let’s face it – we are not getting any younger but, it doesn’t mean our face has to as well.
When is the right time to start to incorporate anti-aging products into your routine? Most sources say you should begin in your early 20’s. And I agree.
Anti-aging products have been rampant in the skincare market for so long already, and there are very good reasons why:
- Day by day, our cells deteriorate and we need something to slow it down from happening.
- The events around us are becoming more stressful, making even the young bunch of us age faster.
- For most people,good skin manifests good health.
Just when you thought you’ve made it through your hormone fluctuating, physically and mentally shocking adolescent age, your hormones can still be ecstatically jumping in your early 20’s due to external causes like not prioritizing sleep, stress, use of hormonal pills, etc, However, there are some great perks of being in the early ’20s. Your collagen levels are on point, easily giving your skin a bright, bouncy, and plumper look. But, even though your levels are performing well, its production rate also starts to slow down during this time. This then causes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
To clear things up, anti-aging products do not stop aging, do not get misled. These products that are commonly made out of retinoids, peptides, ascorbic acid, etc., could SLOW DOWN the aging process, which if you are able to start earlier, will inflict less damage as compared to if you begin using these products late, let’s say late 20’s or in your 30’s. Fix that logic in your mind.
The next question is, how do you choose the best product for you?
Simple. Be knowledgeable on the ingredients used in the product.
People have different skin types ranging from oily, to over-sensitive, and dry. That is why it is crucial to smartly know the ingredients of your skincare purchases before they touch your skin – or before you even check it out from the store.
People with dry skin should avoid anti-aging products that are based on oils, as this could irritate their skin. Oil-based products leave a layer of oil on the skin and most of the time, it doesn’t absorb. This could result from acne or sebaceous build-up, and you wouldn’t like that.
How about for the oily skin type? One common notion about this is that oily skin ages slower than other skin types, and does not wrinkle as easily. But, the fact is oily skin ages just like all other skin types, but may just appear softer and smoother because of the constant sebum production that actually helps sustain the skin’s natural glow. Still, too much oil can make your skin more vulnerable to conditions such as acne, thus, will defeat the purpose of your skincare routine. Opt to buy oil-free moisturizers or serums that contain hyaluronic acid, which is highly hydrating yet lightweight.
Truth be told. There are a lot of external and ineluctable factors that could affect the aging skin. These factors include pollution, bad radicals, stress, and even the air we breathe. At the end of the day, one should prioritize to become healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally, as it radiates to what is being seen externally.
It all starts within. Start feeling good about yourself and you will find yourself being in your absolute best.