Advice on Anti-Aging Treatments

Woman with eyes closed showing fine lines

With all the anti-aging treatments on the market, figuring out which ones to use—not to mention which ones actually work—can feel like a daunting task. Will anti-wrinkle creams really minimize those little lines under eyes? Do skin-boosting serums really solve the problem of a sagging jawline?

The definition of anti-aging is to slow down the aging process. We are made up of cells and aging happens when there is cell death. When we are young, our cells are strong and resistant, and we are able to generate new cells. As we get older, our body’s ability to generate new cells begins to diminish and cell death occurs. At this point, the aging process begins. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to skin aging treatments:

  • Anti-wrinkle creams are designed to only treat wrinkles, while anti-aging treatments focus on several skin aging concerns, mainly loss of firmness, dark spots, a drooping jawline, and dull skin tone.
  • Skin that looks healthy is usually hydrated. When skin doesn’t have moisture, this may appear in the form of under-eye wrinkles and lines. Using a good moisturizer and SPF, as well as antioxidants, can help you protect your skin from UV rays and free radicals, which are the main causes of aging skin.
  • Anti-aging treatments are not the same for every woman. Every woman’s genetic makeup, lifestyle, and environment are different, which makes aging an entirely individual process. It’s important to choose the most suitable product for your skin at every stage of your life.
  • Serums can help your anti-aging treatment routine because they have a higher concentration of active ingredients and because they are lightweight, they absorb faster and deeper into the skin. For your routine, start with a serum and then apply your anti-aging cream.
  • Your skincare products should help your skin protect itself from environmental aggressors. During the day, use antioxidants and SPF! At night, focus on products that help to give your skin the support it needs to repair and renew itself overnight.

You should start wearing anti-wrinkle cream between your 20s and 30s.  when the first signs of sun damage and wrinkles are beginning to surface, A retinol is great to start. Retinol will help quicken cell turnover so that fresh, plump skin cells remain at the surface for a youthful appearance. Here are a few essential skin care practices and what ages you should start them at.

  • Wearing sunscreen: Basically, you should have been wearing sunscreen since you were an infant. Parents should look for the right sunscreen choices for their own children, specifically a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
  • Exfoliants: Should be used beginning in the teen years to clean pores, protect against acne, and clear dead cells from the skin surface. Studies show that an uneven buildup of dead skin layers may contribute to a dull complexion and possibly even non-melanoma skin cancer later in life, she adds.
  •  You should start an anti-aging eye serum in your 20s and Although you always want to be wearing SPF with eye protection to minimize sun exposure, you should then start wearing an anti-aging cream—one that contains antioxidants and other beneficial factors.
  • Your neck can make you look older than you actually are, which is why it’s important to consider preventative neck care one of your highest beauty priorities. a good antioxidant cream to keep your neck looking as graceful and swan-like as it did back when you sported a ponytail in high school. 
  • Hand cream isn’t just a fragrant feel-good—it’s actually necessary to preserve the thin, delicate skin on your hands, which only gets thinner and more sun damaged with age. Start using a hand cream regularly as you enter your mid-20s.
  • Chemical peels are actually a gentle solution that helps loosen the bonds that keep dead skin cells together, which helps you shed them more easily and reveal fresh skin. You can start chemical peels in your early 20s.
  • Just like your face needs to get rid of dead skin cells, so does the rest of your body. Start exfoliating your whole body regularly in your mid-20s. Once you’re in your 20s, your skin takes up to 40 days to renew itself, which is why you don’t really need to exfoliate your body more than once a week.