“When should I start using anti-aging skin care? I want to prevent aging before it happens!”
I hear this from my clients often and the answer is simple, you probably ARE using anti-aging skincare.
Sunscreen is the most important step to maintaining youthful skin and this is a product we should use every day at every age.
Most exfoliants and antioxidants (like retinol and vitamin C) may have been recommended to help with issues like acne and pigmentation but in the long run, also help with signs of aging.
If you are seeing fewer breakouts and more fine lines, check your routine for drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These are both great to use as spot treatment for the occasional pimple but not in a cleanser or cream since their job is to absorb oil.
Check your moisturizer, do you need a heavier product? You may want to consider layering a serum and a mid-weight lotion to get the power of anti-aging actives without clogging your pores.
Ingredients like hyaluronic acid provide intense moisture without being heavy.
Leave the super heavy creams for your grandma (or your ski vacation). Your face doesn’t need to feel like an oil slick to keep wrinkles at bay.