What Is Perfect Age to Start Anti-Aging Regimen?

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Q: Hi I am Christina 28 year old, want to know about anti-aging process? Is 25-30 the perfect age to start anti-aging regimen? For initial level what should I do and where to start?
Expert Answer

As we age, we start to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing on our face. If you are still in your 20s, it is never too late to come up with different ways in order to prevent aging. To start off, it is important to use sunscreen, avoid too much sun exposure and avoid smoking too. Adam Friedman, MD and Director at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, emphasizes the importance of avoiding the sun and protecting your skin from UVB and UVA rays using a sunscreen protection with SPF 30 is the number one thing adults should do first.

According to the Chief of Dermatologic Survey at Hackensack UniversityMedical Center, Robin Ashinoff, the best way to combat skin aging is prevention. The reason as to why smoking is also one of the initial things to do to prevent ageing is that it impedes the ability of the body to produce collagen. Smoking is also one of the leading causes of premature wrinkling. When you are heavy smoker and you combine it with too much sun exposure, you are high risk of getting more wrinkles compare others.

Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, Joshua Zeichner says that you can minimize the occurrence of deeper wrinkles as well as other aging related problems once you already reach your 40s or 50s.

The Use of Anti-Aging Products

Apart from having a healthy lifestyle and avoiding too much sun exposure, most people would think that it important to have a good anti-aging regimen as early as possible. They use anti-aging products that can help them fight the signs of ageing. With so many options now made available in the market, you will not have a hard time in choosing one. But the question now is, are they really effective? Nowadays, there are a lot of expensive creams and these products become part of anti-aging regimen of people.

The Downside of Using Anti-Aging Products

But based on studies, there is not enough evidence that would prove that these creams indeed work. Unlike other products, anti-aging creams are considered to be cosmetics and they do not undergo through clinical studies under FDA. Experts also say that these products are not that necessary especially if you are still in your 20s since your body can still produce the much needed collagen and make the necessary repairs. There are cases wherein the use of anti-aging products has resulted to more problems. Some may irritate the skin.

The Use of Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer

Instead of spending your money on expensive creams, young adults are better off if they have a reliable antioxidant moisturizer. You may also add the use of serum to your regimen. In looking for a product, it helps if you can find ingredients that can protect the skin from sun exposure, pollution, etc. For instance, look for the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Green Tea, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Niacinamide and Vitamin E.

Prescription Retinoid

If you are in your 20s, you can have a prescription retinoid. You may also opt for the over-the-counter product as this is proven to be really effective in helping your skin. For one, retinoids are proven to help individuals suffering from acne, reduce* large pores, build collage and a whole lot more.

Botox Injections

Most would feel that they have too many wrinkles on their face even if they don’t. This is a problem faced by people in their 20s or 30s. But if you are still in 20s, it is not recommended that you undergo Botox injections as this treatment is not a preventive tool. This only means that if you do not have wrinkles on your face then there is no need for you to undergo Botox as it may result to more skin complications in the long run. It is still better to stick to your comfortable skin care routine and anti-aging regiment to ensure that you slow down the aging of your skin and that you do not look old.

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Expert Author : Margaux Diaz (Consumer Health Digest)

Margaux Diaz is an inspirational writer who strongly believes in the power of self-motivation. She believes that every woman and man, no matter what age or race, can be confident but that confidence must be shaped inside and out. Margaux has over a decade of experience researching and writing as a passion. She is a social development worker who spends her free time pondering and writing about life, love, health, relationships, human rights, human potential, the inherent goodness of men and women, and everything else that should matter.

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