AM I TOO YOUNG TO USE ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?
Think an anti-aging routine is for people in their 40s? Think again.
If you’re wondering “Am I too young to use Anti-Aging products”, then read on. Today, we’re running through the key factors so you’ll know when it’s time to start thinking about an anti-aging routine.
THE “IDEAL AGE” TO START
First, let’s clear a few things up.
There is no “ideal” age to start using anti-aging products. This is because anti-aging products are designed to target the visible signs of ageing, rather than a particular “age” of skin. Once you notice the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation or fine lines, it’s a good time start using these products.
The other thing that can’t be ignored is lifestyle factors. There are many habits that can cause skin to age beyond its years. You might only be in your 20s, but if you regularly tan, have an unhealthy diet, drink alcohol, smoke or are under a lot of stress, your skin might look older than you are. This is because these lifestyle factors provoke the formation of free radicals, a major cause of premature ageing.
WHY YOUR SKIN TYPE MATTERS
Mature skin is characterised by things like a lack of hydration, eye circles, age spots and loss of elasticity. These appear as skin ages, which is why many anti-aging products target these concerns.
However, that’s not to say that skin in its 20s won’t benefit from the antioxidants and ingredients contained in anti-aging products. The problem is that the formulation might not be right for younger skin.
As with any skincare products, the most important thing is to always choose products that are right for your skin type. Younger skin is often characterised by oiliness, whereas mature skin is prone to drying out. If you have naturally dry skin, you can jump into anti-aging products a lot sooner, whereas oily and combination skin types need to stick to formulas that balance oil and moisture levels.
If you’re looking for an anti-aging line that’s perfect for younger skin, we can’t go past d’Alba Piedmont’s collection. This is specifically formulated for combination and oily skin. It is infused with peptides and amino acids that target anti-aging concerns.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD ANTI-AGING ROUTINE?
The keys to a good anti-aging routine are hydration, active ingredients targeting the visible signs of aging, and a good eye cream.
The first lines you’ll notice are the ones around your eyes, because this is where the skin is thinnest. Dark circles and puffiness also don’t discriminate by age. If you start noticing these, you can start using an eye cream.
For an eye cream that won’t break the budget, we love Innisfree Eco Science Eye Cream. For a cult-favourite eye cream that made it to the top of the blind-testing on Korea’s beauty bible “Get it Beauty“, try Benton Fermentation Eye Cream.
OUR FAVOURITE ANTI-AGING K-BEAUTY PRODUCTS
With K-Beauty’s focus on a luminous complexion, many K-Beauty products fall into the category of anti-aging, whether intentionally or not. Vitamin C serums like Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum are perfect for erasing the signs of too much time spent in the sun. Beauty of Joseon’s cult Dynasty Cream targets everything from lack of firmness to hydration and fine lines.
APLB also has some beautiful products for anti-aging that aren’t too heavy for young skin, including:
Have you started using anti-aging products at a young age? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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