When Should You Start Investing in Skincare Products?
There is no miracle age at which you should suddenly flip the switch and decide to take care of your skin because as a general rule, you should ALWAYS focus on taking care of your skin.
Like many things in life, with skincare it’s better to take a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach. Although our skin concerns may change as we age, there are steps that we can be taking now to protect ourselves and our skin for the future. What we mean by this is that it’s absolutely never too early to start investing in good skincare products. Here’s why…
Our skin naturally contains and produces a number of beneficial compounds that protect your cells to keep your skin soft, plump, hydrated. As you age, the production of those naturally occurring substances starts to slow down, affecting the ability to naturally heal and protect the skin. You will begin to notice the visible effects of this process when fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots begin to form on the skin.
In order to give your skin the nutrients that it needs to soothe, protect and even help prevent this damage from occurring or progressing, it’s important to start using skincare products as soon as possible. The earlier you begin a powerful skincare regime for your face and body, the more you will be providing your skin with the nutrients and hydration that it needs to fight the effects of aging, including the development of fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. If you start taking care of your skin in your late teens or 20s you will keep it healthier longer than if you were to start in your 30s or 40s. However, no matter your age, or wherever you are at on your skincare journey, it’s also important to remember that it’s never too late to start protecting your skin with beneficial ingredients, because some ingredients, such as breadfruit actually help to protect and prevent aging skin. Not only is breadfruit an antioxidant, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, anti-acne properties, anti-rosacea properties, and also contains a key compound that reverses and prevents age spots, sun spots and pigmentation from scarring.
This is why the ingredients in your skincare products are just as important as the age in which you start a skincare routine. It’s important to make sure that the ingredients in your skincare products are actually doing their job to protect, nourish and hydrate your skin. So, our best advice to you would be to do your research before making any investments in skincare products. Look for ingredients that provide antioxidants, soothing and protective properties. If you’re unsure what to look for, take a look at this blog post or this one for some guidance. In addition to that, every product on the shelves contains an ingredients list that you can research at home.
Lastly, It’s also important to point out that skincare doesn’t just involve your morning and nighttime routine. It also is referring to sunscreen (which should be used every day of the year). A good sunscreen will help prevent the sun’s harmful UV rays from penetrating into your skin. Prolonged UV radiation can cause an inflammatory reaction and photon reaction that can damage your skin cells indefinitely. Damaged skin cells lead to wrinkles and even potentially skin cancer. Many of the ingredients that we use in our skin care line contain antioxidants. Antioxidants help to prevent the effects of sun damage by interacting with and disrupting the chain reactions caused by free radicals (what causes your cells to breakdown).