We hear a lot about anti-aging beauty products. Everything from buzzworthy ingredients, miracle formulations and must-have products. But it’s less common to hear when exactly we need to start implementing an anti-aging skincare routine. Is it at the first signs of aging? Is it when the signs of aging have really started to set in? Or – gasp – is it before we see any signs of aging at all? The answer to this question might surprise you…. Read on for all the details!
When to Start an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
Right off the bat: anyone can benefit from anti-aging beauty products, no matter your age. Basically, it is never too late nor too early to incorporate an anti-aging skin care regimen.
That being said, incorporating anti-aging skincare before the signs of aging are fully visible is a great way to slow down the whole process. Most dermatologists agree that beginning an anti-aging routine in your 20s can delay the onset of visible signs of aging – meaning fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and thinning skin. Prevention is usually easier than undoing the damage. It is in our 20s when the production of collagen begins to slow, when our skin begins to hold less moisture and when the natural skin cell turnover cycle starts to take longer.
If your 20s are long gone – don’t worry! It truly is never too late to get started with an anti-aging skin care regimen. The sooner you include anti-aging beauty products in your routine, the less likely you will be to see deep-set wrinkles, sun damage, and other effects of aging. You can even, slowly but surely, reverse some of the damage that’s already visible.
Ready to Implement your Anti-Aging Protocol? Here are the Four Products we Recommend you Upgrade Straight Away:
- Upgrade Your Toner
If you’re still using an alcohol-based toner, it is definitely time to ditch it. Buy a proper Korean skincare routine still requires a toning step! For anti-aging benefits, your toner needs to remove any last traces of makeup or debris left on your face after washing and also preps the skin for the next step in your routine. It sets a base that allows your serums and moisturizer to penetrate the skin and be absorbed deeply. The Dr. Dream® Advanced Facial Treatment Toner is a quick-absorbing formula that balances your skin’s pH and moisturizes while delivering a dose of growth factors to promote skin regeneration and renewal.
- Add a Serum if you Haven’t Already
A moisturizer delivers hydration, but a serum targets specific skin conditions, and if you haven’t started using one yet, now is most definitely the time. Depending on your complexion issues, you’ll want a serum that is formulated for those specific conditions. One serum that can target a range of issues related to visible signs of aging, is the Dr. Dream Advanced Facial Treatment Serum. This serum works to not only stimulate the production of collagen and elastin resulting in improved elasticity and skin thickness but also can efficiently target dark spots, hyperpigmentation and smooth out the tone and texture of the skin.
- Finish with a Night Cream
You might be used to applying a daily moisturizer, but now it’s time to start using a night cream as well. Your daytime moisturizer is probably something light and quick-absorbing so that you can easily layer makeup on top, but your night cream is going to be a whole other level of hydration. When you sleep your body takes this opportunity to do some major repair work, both inside and out. You can support this natural process with a deeply moisturizing night cream. Any good anti-aging product will contain hydrating ingredients that work to keep the skin full of moisture, but something like the dr. dream® Cold Plazma Whitening Cream also includes ingredients that gently exfoliate the skin removing dead skin cells, protects against free radical damage, and maintains healthy skin structure and function so that you wake up with visibly healthier more radiant skin.
- Get Serious About your SPF
Lastly, to round out your must-have products when getting started with an anti-aging skincare routine, you cannot – I repeat- cannot forget to use sunscreen daily. Sun exposure is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to visible signs of aging, so you’ll want to include sunscreen as a step in your daily skincare routine. A liberal application of a minimum of broad-spectrum SPF 30 will go a long way both in terms of prevention, but especially since you’re working hard to reverse any damage you’ve already done, the last thing you want to do is negatively affect your fresh skin with more UV damage.
Anti-aging beauty products boast a slew of benefits to the skin as it begins to age. You can start including these products into your routine when you hit your 20s but it is truly never too late to get started. Jump into better habits with both your skincare regimen and your lifestyle (eat well and stay hydrated!) and your skin will reward you with healthy, glowing, radiant skin.