Many teenagers and young women in their early 20’s are asking when they should start using wrinkle cream or anti aging products.
There really is no hard and fast rule to this. There are a good number of reasons that you need to consider and think about first.
For example, if you have dry skin, are already showing fine lines or are genetically leaning towards early wrinkles, then you can start to use anti aging cream.
However, for many women (and men) at this age range, the best skin care thing that you can do to prevent premature aging. But wrinkle creams are not necessarily the answer to your wrinkle prevention regimen.
There are many things that you can do now that will mean a big difference on whether or not you get premature wrinkles or not.
Some Of The Things You Can Do Now
Good Healthy Diet
When we’re young, it’s easy not to think about eating healthy at all. For example if you’re in your early teens, living away from home for the first time can greatly change your eating habits. Food like unhealthy pizza, junk food or Mcdonalds are so much easier to avail of. You may not realize it yet, but this unhealthy diet will bite you in the long run.
Always strive to eat healthy food. Get yourself acquainted with fruit and veg that are high in antioxidants and are therefore, good for your skin.
Stay Away From The Sun
Hours and hours sunbathing, enjoying the summer sun, as fun as it is, is not good for your skin at all. If you must do this, make sure you’re properly protected. Also know that many sunscreen do need to be reapplied every few hours or so although you can now get sunscreen with 24 hour protection as well.
This you can do at a young age and is a good wrinkle prevention regimen. I would advice however to use a natural organic moisturizer if you can afford it. You really don’t want to slather your face with so much chemicals at an early age.
Sunscreen…. Sunscreen…. Sunscreen
This is one of the most important aspects in an anti aging skin care routine. You MUST NEVER MISS this ever if you want to look young for your age when you’re in your 40’s. The sun, as good as a sunny day may feel like, is your skins worst friend and you don’t want to be caught without protection when it sees you.
Learn How To Destress
Stress can be a great deciding factor in how quickly we age. When we are under immense stress, the body release hormones which in turn contributes to the degeneration of our cellular functions. And once this happens, you can be sure that the collagen boosting function of the cells is greatly reduced as well.
This is why one of the best life skills we can learn, not just for skin care but also for our overall health, is how to destress. Learn how to meditate. Start doing yoga. Find a hobby or activity that can recharge your energies and make you feel good. All these things can help you destress when there are a lot of environmental stressors in your life.
In this way, you can help your body heal and it can recover quicker as well.