Establishing a consistent skincare regimen is essential for your skin's health and vibrancy. Skincare doesn’t have to be hard, but it does have to be consistent to get the best results. Whether you’re a skincare enthusiast or an absolute novice, you may have started to wonder about when you should begin an anti-aging skincare routine.

Some women wait until their skin begins to sag or the fine lines start to show up. However, you may not want to wait until the first signs of aging begin to peek their way through. After all, prevention is key. So, if you’ve been curious about starting an anti-aging skincare regimen and don’t know if you’re at the right age to do so, or even where to start, we’ve got you covered! Here’s the rundown on anti-aging skincare and how to begin an anti-aging regimen at any age.

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What is the ideal age to begin using anti-aging products, and why?

You may have noticed that anti-aging products are often marketed to adults in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. However, many skincare experts agree that may begin using anti-aging products as a preventative strategy as early as age 25. This might sound crazy to those of you who are still young. After all, your skin may look great without even the slightest signs of lines or sagging. However, prevention is key when it comes to skincare. After age 20, the skin produces a little less collagen each year. Therefore, starting early is key.

Are you over the age of 25? Don’t worry about it! It is never too late to start loving your skin and taking the best measures to smooth out and tone your skin. Any care you begin will start to show its effects with the right products. 

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Is there ever a time when you're too young to start an anti-aging routine?

There are legitimate worries regarding teenagers and young adults using products advertised for older people. Many women and men often worry that starting an anti-aging skincare routine too early will impede their skin’s natural strength. The worry is that starting early will cause irritated and sensitive skin later in life. Especially when many of the products contain key ingredients like retinoids, which promote cellular turnover in the skin.

However, the debate on this is torn between dermatologists. It seems that the key takeaway with this one is to use active chemicals and formulations that do not produce excessive irritation or inflammation to your skin. In your 20s, prevention is key so look for products that are incredibly nourishing and brightening. Another important product to incorporate is a good SPF. Wearing your sunscreen will stop those harsh UVA and UVB rays from causing serious damage to the skin.
Be sure that all the products you use are appropriate for your skin type and consult with your dermatologist if you’re unsure about a specific product.

Will establishing an anti-aging regimen at a young age help you avoid the signs of aging earlier?

Yes! Even at an early age, your skin is harmed by environmental pollutants, UV radiation, and chemicals. Anti-aging regimes can help delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by external factors as well as those produced by natural aging.

As we mentioned earlier, therefore sunscreen is so incredibly important to your skincare routine. Protecting your skin against the sun is one of the easiest ways to start your anti-aging routine. Even older men and women who haven’t taken their skincare as seriously throughout the years will benefit greatly from starting to utilize sunscreen. In addition, you can begin to add antioxidant products as well. These include adding in something as simple as a vitamin C serum that reduces free radical damage from UV light, pollution, and other causes

Will your skin become addicted to anti-aging creams, serums, etc.?

No, your skin should not become addicted or dependent on these products. No matter what age you start using them. However, there is a caveat, as with everything in life. While your skin will not become dependent, you may develop a tolerance to the items you use. So, if you see that your skin is adapting to a product over time, either switch up the items in your routine or begin using larger concentrations of anti-aging agents. Another tip to keep in mind is that the earlier you begin your anti-aging journey, the more frequently you may need to change out the products throughout the years.

What products should I start my regimen with?

If you’re not looking to start with anything too crazy, a great place to start your anti-aging skincare routine is with an incredibly hydrating serum. Using a serum will keep your skin smooth and supple, but it must be able to retain water to be effective in your preventative anti-aging routine.

Hyaluronic acid is one component that greatly assists in water retention. Look for this ingredient in your anti-aging prevention products to help prevent dry skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and leave your face with a youthful glow. For amazing preventative anti-aging effects that you can see and feel, we recommend the Franz 101 Volumizing Anti-Aging Face Serum.

Another fantastic product to help kickstart your anti-aging regimen is an under-eye serum. The delicate skin around our eyes is the most vulnerable to injury and aging. Therefore, it is a good idea to include a preventative anti-aging treatment that targets this vulnerable area if you want to avoid fine lines and wrinkles in the future. Eye serums, such as Franz Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum, will make for a wonderful addition to your anti-aging arsenal. The serum gives focused nourishment to the sensitive skin around the eyes, making them appear brighter and youthful. Containing hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, which is 2,600 times smaller than the average hyaluronic acid molecule, this mini molecule can hydrate all skin layers, resulting in the eye area looking plumper with less visible fine lines.

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