When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Skincare? Your Guide to an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Chances are if you are asking the question, “when should I start a preventative skincare regimen?” – it might be a good time to start incorporating nutrient-dense products that feed and nourish your skin with the best ingredients. 

There are numerous contributing factors that cause the skin to age prematurely. We know that environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure, air pollution, smoking, a diet lacking the proper nutrients – as well as excessive drinking all contribute to premature visible signs of aging.

What are the Visible Signs of Aging?

Thinning Skin: As we age, our outer skin layer thins, and the pigment-containing cells in our body decrease. This process leads to paler and thinner skin and causes blood vessels under the skin to be more visible.

Oil Production: As we age, our skin produces less oil, leading to dry skin.

Depletion of Key Molecules: Over time, our skin's supply of key molecules such as hyaluronic acid and collagen begin to deplete as early as your twenties.

Increased Laxity: Over time our skin loses collagen and results in a loss of firmness. 

How Can I Get Started with a Good Anti-Aging Routine?

#1 Sleep

The concept of "beauty sleep" may seem like just an old wive's tale. Sleep, however, is one of the most important parts of our daily routine. When we sleep, our bodies take time to restore energy and rebuild tissue cells.

#2 Diet

They say that beauty comes from within, and we are what we eat. Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet has a significant effect on our skin. Avoiding foods that cause inflammation and opting for foods rich in super antioxidants, polyphenols, and omega 3's will help keep your skin healthy and vibrant. A great example of a skin-healthy diet is the Mediterranean diet.

#3 Take Good Care of Your Skin at Any Age 

The first and perhaps the most important step in any anti-aging skincare routine is SPF. If you don't currently wear a daily SPF of at least 30, you are doing yourself and your skin a disservice and possibly wasting money on other products. We recommend the Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer – Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

We encourage Incorporating superfoods – like chia seeds and carotenoids - in your diet; however, we also encourage incorporating superfoods and super antioxidants topically, on your skin. For example, our nutrient-dense face oil serum, The Super Couple – Ultra Luxe Face Oil Serum combines one of the world's most powerful antioxidants, astaxanthin, with natures #1 superfood, chia, rich with skin-loving omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals. If you are sensitive to  essential oils, you can opt for the Super Naked Plum + Chia Face Oil which consists of the complete omega fatty acid profile from plums and chia – along with the super-antioxidant of Astaxanthin. It has a lovely naturally-occurring scent that is subtle and not overpowering.

Incorporating retinol into your skincare routine can also help to combat the signs of aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol can be an off-putting word for some, especially those with sensitive skin. The Straight A Serum – Advanced Gentle Retinol Serum uses an encapsulated Retinol combined with two forms of "Botanical Retinols" to work powerfully, yet gently and without irritation typically associated with retinol. It improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles significantly, promoting plumper, smoother, more radiant, healthier-looking skin.

Another product  that combats the signs of aging is the Advanced Response Complex – Rapid Regenerating Firming Face & Neck Moisture Cream. This unique and innovative formulation encourages the skin's own response mechanisms to help regenerate & reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It does so by deploying the best clean science has to offer. Chebula and Astaxanthin act as power antioxidants, along with Chia, peptides, Growth Factors and so much more.

Although there’s no magic bullet to stem the aging process in its tracks (and we wouldn’t want to), we can take significant measures at any age to look and feel our healthy best. We hope that you found these tips helpful and easy to incorporate seamlessly in your daily routine.