“30 is the new 20, and 50 is the new 30.” These types of sayings can reflect how young you feel on the inside, but that’s not always reflected on the outside. When you’re 30, your skin’s likely to start showing the damage caused by sun exposure (and smoking) in your 20s…and the damage just keeps piling up as more time goes by. But the same is true for good skincare habits—they have a cumulative effect, too, so any time is the best time to start skin protection and anti-aging regimen.
In an interview with Vogue, Alicia Barber, a dermatologist in Miami, stated that sun damage is cumulative. The first signs that typically become visible in our 30s are actually the effects of UV radiation exposure from the time we first stepped into the sunlight. The best anti-aging campaign, then, begins before any signs of aging show up—in your 20s—when your skin is still at its peak cell turnover and collagen producing performance.
If you’re beyond your 20s and reading this, there’s still hope, even if you haven’t implemented a full-fledged anti-aging campaign before now. Just as sun damage is cumulative, the effects of our skincare also add up. While it may take more aggressive treatment to diminish lines and wrinkles that have already developed, you can stave off new ones by keeping your skin hydrated, nourished and free of pore-clogging substances.
No matter when you start your concerted efforts to prevent and reduce the signs of aging, here’s what you need:
Since sun exposure can age skin anywhere on your body, one essential strategy is to develop the habit of spreading skincare products beyond your face—i.e., on your neck, chest, arms, hands and feet.
Hale Cosmeceuticals can outfit you for your anti-aging campaign. We offer a wide array of products to cleanse, moisturize, repair, rejuvenate and protect your skin. Find out what products are best formulated for your skin type through a personal skin assessment. Contact us to order your all-natural, research-proven products.