How Do You Know When To Start Using Anti Aging Creams?

Have you started noticing the first signs of ageing?

Are those fine lines and wrinkles on your face?

If you are wondering how to remove the first signs of ageing, or how to delay their appearance, we discuss the right age to start using anti-ageing creams.

Make sure to read the ingredients and how you can find out if the product is working for you.

What are anti-aging creams made of? What are they supposed to be able to do for your appearance? 

Anti-aging creams usually consist of the following ingredients to make them most effective:

1. Antioxidants

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  • Anti-ageing products that contain natural plant ingredients are a good source of antioxidants.
  • They fight free radical damage that could otherwise harm the DNA inside the cells in your skin.
  • This prevents your skin from ageing faster and reduces wrinkles and dark spots. It also prevents dry and dull skin.
  • Antioxidants can reverse signs of aging by working on existing signs of ageing and delaying its onset.

2. Green Tea Extract 

  • Green tea is rich in polyphenols that are effective in fighting free radical damage.
  • It reduces sun damage and protects against skin cancer.
  • Polyphenols reduce signs of ageing such as dryness, wrinkles and sagging.

3. Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C can help your skin to improve the elasticity and collagen support for a youthful look.
  • When your skin is lacking in vitamin C, it will often look tired, dull and stretchy.
  • It also helps to make your skin more resilient towards pollution and other damaging factors that could speed up the ageing process.
  • Regularly using anti-ageing products that contain vitamin C can reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reduces the appearance of blemishes and scars.
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4. Retinol

  • This is considered to be one of the most effective ingredients in anti-ageing skin care products and is a form of vitamin A.
  • Retinol helps your skin to produce more collagen, which will effectively make it softer and reduce signs of ageing.
  • It also smooths out any existing fine lines and wrinkles and also helps to make your skin plump.
  • Regular use of products containing retinol will even out your skin complexion and reduce patches of hyperpigmentation as well as dark spots and age spots.

Do anti aging creams really work?

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The market is full of skin care products that promise to give you amazing results when it comes to reducing the signs of ageing and delaying it further. But how will you know if these creams really do what they claim to do?

Whether or not your anti-ageing cream will work for you can depend on a few factors, such as:

  • The ingredients that are used in the anti-ageing cream
  • The duration for which you use the products and how regular you are with them
  • Your individual skin type and age, and the amount of damage you already have from ageing

How do you know if it’s time to start using anti-aging creams? Do you base it on your age or your appearance? 

There are no specific criteria for age or appearance which can define when you should start using anti-ageing creams. However, you can keep the following points in mind.

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  • You can start using anti-ageing skin care products as early as in your early 20s, starting right from the time when you are 21.
  • It is important that you use the right type of anti-ageing product that will be suited to your specific skin type. Anti-ageing products are also separately available for different skin types, such as dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, combination skin and so on.
  • Some anti-ageing skin care products contain very intensive oils that have high concentration of lipids. While these will be good for dry skin, it can cause breakouts and acne in those with oily skin. So make sure you are careful while choosing a product that is meant for your skin type.
  • In most cases, those who have dry skin are more prone to show signs of ageing faster than those who have oily skin. As a result, if you have dry skin, it is best to start using anti-ageing products as early as in your 20s.
  • If you have oily skin, you can start your anti-ageing skin care routine by your late 20s or sometimes, even in your early 30s.

Is it better to start using these creams before you start to show signs of aging or should you wait until wrinkles and fine lines start to manifest before you do?

The best way to make sure you can delay the signs of ageing and your fine lines and wrinkles do not show up is by starting to use anti-ageing creams even before the signs come up.

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  • Fighting ageing is best done when you use it as a preventive measure instead of using it when the damage is already done.
  • Once you hit your 20s, the amount of collagen that your skin produces starts to become less and less. In fact, the production of collagen decreases by almost 1 percent each year once you are about 21 years of age.
  • When you start using anti-ageing products early, before the signs of ageing have started to show up, the use of these products is more effective on your skin.
  • One of the benefits of using these products as early as the start of your 20s is that you can use these for longer. This means that your skin also benefits from these products for longer and the results are more effective, making you look younger.
  • Most of the anti-ageing skin care products contain various ingredients that will also protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun and the damage that it can cause. Using these products can delay the damage and reduce the extent to which the signs can show up on your skin.

Is there such a thing as “too early” when it comes to starting on an anti-aging regimen for your skin? Why or why not?

The best time to get started on an anti-ageing skin care regimen is to start right now. Unless you are in your teens and as long as you have entered your 20s, you can definitely start using skin care products that are also meant to give you anti-ageing benefits.

How can you tell if your anti-aging cream is working? What long-term and short-term improvements should you look for?

When you start using the right type of anti-ageing skin care product, you will notice the following improvements in your skin:

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  • Your skin will feel less stretched and will feel more supple and soft to the touch.
  • The fine lines and wrinkles will be less noticeable and may even gradually fade off, if you have just started to see them.
  • You may notice a significant reduction in the blemishes and dark patches on your face, especially around the eye area.

Your skin will look more radiant and not dull, and it will also look healthier, with less redness, swelling or spots.

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