Hello my darlings! Today I bring you an article with an explanatory video in which I tell you at what age to start using anti-wrinkle and what treatments at each stage of our lives to fight against skin aging.
Although the goal is the same: to delay the negative effects of the passage of time on the skin, it is not the same to do it at 20, 30 or 40. At each age we will have to use a different anti-aging cream.
At what age to use each anti-aging cream?
When we talk about anti-aging treatments, there are 3 strategies we should consider:
As an introduction, just tell you that prevention is the most important step. It is easier to prevent aging than to reverse the damage.
Secondly, I would like to briefly recall how skin aging works.
The skin is a living entity. Every day it regenerates, new cells are born, it heals itself and by itself tries to be in the best possible state. The function of cosmetics is to help it fulfill its function naturally.
However, this process slows down when the skin begins to age. In addition to the biological aging of the skin, other factors such as lifestyle or diet can also contribute, which influence the regeneration processes to be not optimal.
And it is in these cases, when natural aging occurs or when lifestyle the skin does not regenerate the same, when we must introduce cosmetics to help us fulfill this mission.
How to take care of your skin in adolescence and up to 25
When we are teenagers the skin is very independent and in terms of anti-aging care, it does not really need anything. In this phase, yes, we must take advantage to form habits that serve us for life.
At this time, unless we have special acne problems, we must resort to light cosmetics and respectful formulas: cleanser, cream and SPF.
Cleansing adolescent skin should be as gentle as possible. Sometimes teens aggressively overdo it with cleansers because they have oily skin, but that’s not the case. We try to protect the skin’s natural barrier.
We must use a mild cleanser. It doesn’t have to be expensive, or special formulas, just something soft.
It is very easy to forget about this step when we are teenagers. We don’t seem to need hydration because we see all that extra fat on the skin. But the truth is that hydration and fat are not the same. It is true that we do not need anything extra, but it is a good time to start. Again, something simple and smooth.
Now, after adolescence, is it advisable to use anti-wrinkle creams at age 20? In general, no, it is not recommended until at least 25.
Although I myself was tempted to start using all kinds of anti-wrinkle cosmetics before this age, the truth is that we must let the skin act naturally.
3. Sun protection.
Applying SPF daily is a critical step, even for younger skin. That’s going to have a direct effect on aging in the future. The sun is one of the main factors of the signs of aging on the skin. We must distinguish between UVB and UVA rays.
UVB or ultraviolet radiation is the type of radiation that burns our skin, especially in summer. It reaches our epidermis. The power is very intense.
UVA radiation is associated with aging. It is present in winter and summer and penetrates through the crystals. It reaches the dermis layer, where collagen and proteins are found.
Effective protection would be at least SPF 30.
You can choose different textures and formats for sun protection: cream, makeup, combined with a moisturizer, etc.
Anti-aging treatments from 25 to 35
25 is the age at which you should start using anti-wrinkle creams.
At this moment you will see that your skin begins to age. The metabolism slows down, and so does skin. It is now when we enter maintenance mode to give extra support to the skin.
In this phase hydration is vital, something that we will begin to notice that is missing. We have to make sure that the skin is elastic.
The most recommended ingredients at this stage are hyaluronic acid or simple glycerin. It is still early to use more aggressive ingredients such as retinol. You can also look for ingredients like antioxidants or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that you know I love.
At this time you can start performing exfoliations. The skin naturally removes dead cells every night, but this process slows down year after year. For example, from the twenties many of us notice that makeup does not set so well, this is a clear sign that the skin does not absorb as before.
Chemical peel is a good time to start. But be careful, only use exfoliating acids when you need to.Some effective exfoliating ingredients are mandelic acid or glycolic acid.
If you want to do an exfoliation at home within your care routine there are many products that can help you. I recently reviewed the Nivea facial scrub for normal and combination skin. It’s fine and inexpensive, but it’s just one example of hundreds of options on the market.
3. Protection of the protective layer of the skin.
The skin is made up of more than half the fat. This part includes cholesterol, ceramides and fatty acids. These components are responsible for preserving hydration in the skin. When we reach 30 ceramides are reduced by 30%. When we reach 40 the skin loses up to 60% of ceramides.
In this phase what we should look for in cosmetics is that they compensate for this loss of hydration, for example through oils.
Anti-aging treatments from 35 and 40
From the age of 35 but especially at 40 onwards, we begin to see visible signs of age such as loss of flaccidity. Wrinkles around the lips and eyes begin to become more visible.
At this stage of life we enter the recovery phase. What we now need are active ingredients that help us reteach the skin, such as vitamin A and C.
Vitamin A, also called retinol is used to try to reverse the signs of aging in a general way. Vitamin C with high concentration is also a potent anti-aging. You can combine vitamin C one night and vitamin A on another night. It is recommended to use these ingredients at night because they can react negatively with the sun.
Peptides are interesting in this day and age, but the results are not as visible as vitamins.
In the recovery phase, apply fatty acids that are rich in oleic acids instead of linoleic acids. These may feel heavier, but they are good for protecting the skin, especially when treating dry skin.
Argan, olive or avocado oil are also very beneficial and are also ingredients of natural origin. I personally love olive oil and include it in my beauty routine in different products.
To complete our anti-wrinkle treatments or creams we can perform facial massages on the skin, always in upward movements. This helps us to compensate for the action of gravity.
In addition to this, from the age of 35 we can start performing anti-wrinkle treatments in the cabin (that is, in aesthetic or aesthetic medicine centers) that help us complete our daily care at home.
So far my guide to skin care against aging throughout life. I hope this has clarified a little at what age to start using anti-wrinkle and what strategies to use at each stage of life.
Here you have the video where I explain all this in some more detail:
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Lots of love,