Do you want to stay young forever? You can't stop the clock but can follow an essential anti-ageing skincare routine to delay the signs of ageing. You might be thinking anti-ageing sounds like something meant for your grandmother. However the truth is, the earlier you start protecting your skin, the better result you can get.

When should you start using anti-ageing skincare?

Knowing when and how to start an anti-ageing skincare routine can be a little confusing. Many people argue that these anti-ageing products should not be used too early; some say to wait till the mid-30s because that is when you start noticing skin wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, age spots and so on. Here we have to create a list with an explanation for a better understanding of when to start following an anti-ageing skincare routine.  

  • It is good to develop good skincare habits in your teens or 20s. The skincare decisions that you take in these decades definitely affect your appearance in the 40s and 50s. Even if you are in your 20s, your skin can start losing collagen slowly. So, keep your skin always hydrated, exfoliate regularly and always use sun protection.
  • One of the most important products that fight against ageing is SPF. The UVB and UVA rays of the sun make the skin grow old faster. Always add a sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher in your daily skincare routine as it can work as a preventive anti-ageing treatment. You can kill two birds with one stone by using a hydrating cream with SPF protection, such as Kiehl`s facial fuel SPF 19.
  • Vitamin C is considered a potent antioxidant that improves the skin appearance and adds a radiant glow. As you age, the skin becomes dull and less resilient. It is good to begin the anti-ageing skincare routine with a vitamin C infused anti-ageing serum. Kiehl`s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate is formulated with active ingredients such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid that fight the early signs of ageing and refine the texture of the skin. You can start using this anti-wrinkle serum in your late 20s as a proactive measure to avoid premature ageing and maintain healthy-looking skin.
  • If you want to amp up your anti-ageing skincare routine in the late 30s and 40s, then go for an anti-ageing face cream with a higher concentration of hydrating ingredients. This is the time when you can notice a visible sign of ageing such as wrinkles, crow`s feet, dark circles and so on. Kiehl`s Super Multi-Corrective Cream has a unique lightweight formula infused with jasmonic acid and beech tree extract. This anti-ageing cream provides enough hydration and gives a firm and glowing look to your face.
  • Dry skin produces less collagen as compared to normal or oily skin; as a result, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is more prominent and exaggerated if the skin is dry. Go for anti-ageing face oil if you have dry and flaky skin that lacks moisture. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a lightweight facial oil that has a blend of essential oils and some rare botanical extracts that improve the elasticity of the skin overnight. You can also consider taking advice from a dermatologist regarding the various anti-ageing products available in the market to counteract the signs of ageing.

What is the right age to use anti-ageing cream?

Every person's skin age differently depending on the skin type, the level of water intake, diet and nutrition, smoking, alcohol intake, stress level, sleep quality, and many more. In the early 20s, the skin creates more collagen than the amount it degrades. As you hit your late 20s, then collagen production tends to decrease gradually. Most dermatologists recommend that this is the right time to start using an anti-ageing cream.

Anti-ageing cream helps to replenish the collagen level and increases the elasticity of the skin. According to your skin type, you should begin using anti-ageing cream somewhere between the age of 24 to 28 years. Dry skin produces less collagen as compared to normal or oily skin. As a result, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is more prominent and exaggerated if the skin is dry. Go for oil-based anti-ageing cream, which can provide immense hydration if you have dry skin.

You are never too young to start following a good skincare routine. However, it is important to select the anti-ageing cream that is suitable for your skin to get the best results.

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