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At Exactly What Age Should You Start Using Anti Ageing Products?

Aug 17, 2007
There are literally hundreds of anti ageing products available on the market, but there is always a certain degree of confusion as to when you should actually start using anti ageing products. Many people think you should be over fifty, whilst others think that you should start in your forties. So when exactly is the right time to start?

The Right Time to Start Protecting Your Skin

When it comes to using anti ageing products, the general rule is the earlier the better! Obviously you will not be thinking about protecting your skin from ageing during your teenage years; however there really is nothing wrong with starting in your twenties!

The earlier you start using the anti ageing products, the better your skin will look when you do get older. However, you should make sure that you use an anti ageing product that is specifically designed for your skin type. Older women tend to have dryer skin and so the products used for them are often too harsh for younger skin. There are products out there designed for ages 20+ and others which are designed for the over fifties. Always look at the back of the product to see who it recommends to use it.

How to protect the Skin through the Ages

Whichever age you are, it is important to know what you should and should not be doing in order to protect your skin. Here are a few basics for protecting the skin and keeping it as wrinkle free as possible:

Use Sunscreen Lotion!

It is true that the sun is one of the most leading causes of ageing. The suns rays really do damage the skin if it is not sufficiently protected and the result is often the appearance of wrinkles and sunspots. Sunbeds also can cause premature ageing, especially if you use one excessively. Always aim to use a Sun Protection Factor of at least 18, and higher if you have fair skin and freckles.

Relax More!

Stress can also be a big contributing factor in premature ageing. Worry lines can appear and wrinkles can also be caused through a lot of stress. There is only so much the body can take before it caves in and damage is done. So make sure you relax and take care of your health throughout your life in order to reduce premature ageing.

Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Vitamins and Minerals

Looking after the body is essential and if you ensure that you take the right vitamins and minerals throughout your life. Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A are all essential vitamins which help to keep you healthy, and just like we are drummed into drinking plenty of milk whilst we are growing, taking vitamins and minerals should also be a high priority. Getting enough calcium into the body throughout life will also help to keep the bones healthy and can help to prevent osteoporosis in later life.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water really is like a miracle for our skin. Helping to keep it nourished and supple, drinking eight glasses of water each and every day will definitely help to keep you looking younger. Limiting drinks high in caffeine in your diet will also help to take care of the skin and keeps it youthful looking.

Look After Your Diet

It is a well known fact that being overweight shortens your life, and it also affects the health of your skin. Skin often looks dull and is prone to spots and blemishes if you are overweight, so watch what you eat and do plenty of exercise to keep your body youthful. Processed food should definitely be avoided as it often contains too many additives which have little nutritional value.

Overall these are just general tips which you should use throughout your life, no matter how old you are. A good diet, drinking plenty of water and taking part in regular exercise, is the best way to keep your skin and body looking youthful. Creams and other treatments are an added bonus but always make sure that they are right for your skin type!
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