Furrowed brow… crow’s feet… just thinking about the first signs of lines on your face can have you running to the closest store to grab a jar of wrinkle cream. But when should you REALLY start prepping your face before the hands of time begin to take their toll? Partaking in proper skincare as early as 20 can help fight wrinkles naturally and help you age gracefully.
In Your 20s
While your skin may not be showing any signs of aging, it’s essential to start caring for your face by drinking plenty of water, wearing sunglasses and moisturizing. But the most important thing you can do is wear a bb cream or lotion with SPF. Our top pick is Andalou Naturals – Clarifying Oil Control Beauty Balm with 30 SPF. It’s perfect for oily skin and its Fruit Stem Cell Complex renews skin at the cellular level. It’s vital to start this regimen before you hit 30, when cellular turnover decreases.
In Your 30s
Now that your skin is losing the ability to renew itself, it’s time to exfoliate and add collagen to your skincare routine. Our favorite exfoliator is ACURE – Brightening Facial Scrub. It provides a deep clean by removing impurities from your pores for a brighter complexion. It’s also the time when your body’s production of collagen and elastin begins to slow down. But have no fear, collagen is here! These collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin, which is identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. It’s easy to add to your beauty regimen; just add a scoop to your morning cup of coffee.
In Your 40s
Moisture is now essential. Skin fibers are composed of elastin and collagen which form connective tissue. This sponge-like structure has holes filled with water and hyaluronic acid — another substance that diminishes as we age — which makes it a perfect addition to your daily supplements. Externally, an eye cream is crucial for repairing the fragile skin around the eye. Derma E’s Age-Defying Eye Creamcontains two powerful antioxidants to counteract the appearance of crow’s feet, Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol.
In Your 50s & beyond
This is an especially important time in skincare because sun damage is starting to show. Adding a serum is key to giving you skin an added boost of moisture, vitamins and nutrients to revitalize and replenish. On the top of our list is Aubrey Organics – Age-Defying Therapy Serum with Sea Buckthorn. A plant wonder, sea buckthorn, works as a skin hydrator and wrinkle fighter to minimize the effects of aging.