The skin of youth
Skin care specialists such as dermatologists and beauticians all agree that the younger one starts, the better the chances are that you will stick to a routine to support great skin for life. Some say girls should start a basic routine even from age 12, while others feel a year or 2 later is fine.
So, starting a basic skin-care routine in your teens and 20s is a good idea. But, if you are older, it's not too late to start caring for your skin. Forming healthy skin-care habits and routines will help you at any age.
It is a fact that if you start early, the less likely you are to worry about wrinkles at a young age. Prevention is indeed better than cure; therefore starting young will help put off the effects of the advancing years for much longer.
Teenagers will do well by starting with a gentle cleanser, moisturiser and sun shield and then introduce light hydrating eye creams and a serum from, At around this age the skin starts to reduce the production of essential elastin and collagen.
Depending on your skin quality, 24 to 28 are usually the ages when you should begin with your anti-ageing skincare routine. The skin of every person is likely to age differently. The level of your water intake, your diet and how much nutrition you get from natural sources, your level of exercise and how regular you are in terms of exercising, smoking, stress levels, sleep quality and alcohol consumption are a few of the many factors that determine how fast you age.until your 20s you create more collagen than you degrade. As you hit your 20s, this balance shifts and the amount of collagen that you create becomes less than the amount of collagen degraded. And this is the right time to begin with your anti-ageing routine.
The first step towards anti-ageing routine is to begin with a good skincare regimen. Sunscreen is the most important product if you want to prevent ageing of skin. Make sure you apply at least 2 tbsp of sunscreen daily, no matter what time of the day you are stepping out.
With aging, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged. The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases. The remaining melanocytes increase in size. Aging skin looks thinner, paler, and clear (translucent).
11 ways to reduce premature skin aging
- Protect your skin from the sun every day.
- Apply self-tanner rather than get a tan.
- If you smoke, stop.
- Avoid repetitive facial expressions.
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
- Drink less alcohol.
- Exercise most days of the week.
- Cleanse your skin gently.
According to skin experts, up to 80% of ageing signs are due to environmental factors and sun exposure is one of the worst, which means it's more important than ever to apply a sunscreen on sun-exposed areas such as the face and neck (after serum and moisturiser) and on your hands.