When to Start Using Anti-Aging Products

Baby and toddler

I get this question all the time and I think the answer will shock you! The answer is, you’re never too young to start using anti-aging products. You just need to think differently about what fighting premature aging or aging skin means.

Another way to look at it is the same way you would your diet. Regardless of your age, eating a healthy diet keeps your body healthier and younger longer. The same is true for the skin. Giving your skin the healthy, stabilizing ingredients it’s hungry for is the overarching lifetime skin care strategy everyone should follow. And now that we know about exposome factors what you do throughout your life is as important to your skin’s youthful vitality as it is to what you do now.

With that in mind, just as it doesn’t make sense to wait until you are unhealthy or until you are “older” to start a healthier diet or lifestyle, the same is true for an anti-aging skin care routine. If anything, the opposite is true, the sooner you start using anti-aging products, the more likely your skin will reflect that effort by preventing signs of aging with exponentially beautiful results.

Even as a child it’s important to use products with skin healthy ingredients (antioxidants and skin replenishing ingredients are beneficial for children too). Sunscreen is a requirement (pediatricians around the world recommend sunscreen when a baby’s skin is exposed to the sun). Avoiding products with irritating ingredients is exceptionally important. A child’s skin is extremely vulnerable to everything it comes in contact with and applying skin sensitizing ingredients (particularly essential oils which products for babies often contain) is something you don’t want to do.

Beginning as soon as possible to use products loaded with impressive formulations, long before you start seeing signs of aging, breakouts, or other problems, will put you on track for having and keeping the skin you want now and in the future.

There is a pervasive myth suggesting that if you start using “anti-aging” products too soon, or if you use any skin care product, your skin will adapt to those ingredients and, they’ll stop being effective when you really need them (especially anti-aging ingredients). Not one iota of this is true. 

Read more HERE about how skin does not adapt to ingredients.

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