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When to start using anti-aging and what products to use?

Started 1384522640.913 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1384542651.26 by hyacinth003

I'm 30 years old and wondering when did you start using anti-aging products and what products to use? I would like to use something that is not tested on animals such as philosophy. I don't look like I'm 30. I do look in my middle 20's. I'm looking into day and night products to make sure I keep my skin the way it is. Any advice on the best products would be great! Thanks!

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Trix1384522932.0073268 PostsRegistered 7/28/2005Chicago, IL

Sunscreen, and a simple regimen of cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate are enough. You don't want to start using ten different things on your skin. A lot of older women are even realizing that this is an unnecessary waste of money. Sunscreen is the best anti-aging weapon there is.

At 30 you have grown up in an era where using sunscreen is common, therefore you shouldn't face the same aging effects women in their 50s and up-- who used to bake their skin with no protection tanning-- are dealing with.

Trix

BarbieGG1384522952.00720 PostsRegistered 11/7/2013

Having a solid skin care regimen and never falling to use SPF is the best defense to fight the signs of aging. (Plus a healthy lifestyle) As for a specific age to begin using anti-aging products, it varies from person to person. I hope that info helps. Smile

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dex1384523161.4233057 PostsRegistered 4/2/2006
I would add an eye cream and a neck cream and remember to put sunscreen on your hands.My hands are just gross.

Iwantcoffee1384523423.522625 PostsRegistered 11/28/2006

Sunscreen in childhood.

Check-out Raw Elements Sunscreen. No animal testing and made in the USA

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (23%): Sunscreen.

Other ingredients: Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea), Camellia Sinesis (Organic Black Tea), Cannabis Sativa (Organic Hemp Seed Oil), Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax), Coffea Arabica (Organic Coffee Bean), D-Alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower Oil), Mangifera Andica (Natural Mango Butter), Rosmarinus Officinals (Natural Rosemary Leaf Extract), Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa Butter).

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smhr1384526750.933822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

Not soon enough. I started using my first anti-aging product around age 47 and it was a sunscreen.

smhr1384526862.6733822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA
On 11/15/2013 Trix said:

At 30 you have grown up in an era where using sunscreen is common, therefore you shouldn't face the same aging effects women in their 50s and up-- who used to bake their skin with no protection tanning-- are dealing with.


Very, very true.

KatCat11384527307.66716498 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

I recently purchased Acure Organics Night cream. It has argan oil in the moisturizer and some other anti-aging products but it is a vegan product. It absorbs quickly into the skin. No silcones, parabens, etc. I only used for 3 days and so far I like the fact that it does absorb so quickly. I paid $16.99.

chrystaltr­ee1384527390.21311490 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

"I don't look like I'm 30", so funny. I don't even remember when I thought of 30 as looking older. Funny but also sad that young women start thinking about aging decades before it happens. Thirty is too young for anti aging products. You need a good cleanser and a good moisturizer and sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen. At 30, you need to avoid direct exposure to sunlight as much as possible because THAT is what gives you wrinkled, sagging, blotchy skin later in life. You should also get into the habit of having professional facials. Eat healthy diet, drink plenty of water and take a multivitamin every day.

smhr1384528689.893822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA
On 11/15/2013 smhr said:
On 11/15/2013 Trix said:

At 30 you have grown up in an era where using sunscreen is common, therefore you shouldn't face the same aging effects women in their 50s and up-- who used to bake their skin with no protection tanning-- are dealing with.


Very, very true.


ETA: many of us over age 50 wouldn't need skincare that contain retinols, Vitamin C, niacinamide and other powerhouse ingredients associated with repairing the skin. We weren't educated on the value of sunscreen or other forms of good protection.

Nona of Fi­ve1384533140.53234 PostsRegistered 6/21/2012

As everyone recommends: use sunscreen (not 15, use at least a 30 SPF). My daughters are in their early 30s and use Vitamin C and Retin A which is what I use too. I wish I had started in my 30s.

4doggies1384535311.3833501 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Another vote for sunscreen, but I wonder if some who recommend higher SPF are under the impression that you get better protection? The SPF # is only an indication of LONGER protection, not stronger protection.

Sunscreen ingredients can be irritating/pore clogging, so unless O/P actually spends time outdoors, I think 15-20 is enough. Of course if you are in the car or sunlight, or if you sit by a sunny window all day you probably want the higher numbers so you don't have to reapply as frequently. When sunscreen first started being recommended (maybe like 20 years ago?) 15 was the recommended number. I found it to be enough, at 62 I don't have a single sun spot or dark spot on my face.

pinkie201384541277.733237 PostsRegistered 11/14/2010

I think you are wise to think about taking care of your skin so young. Lucky you! Avon has some nice kits for every age bracket including cleanser, day and night cream and eye cream. Sometimes they have trial size kits. Lots like Serious Skin Care. Everyone is right about using SPF. Some use SPF as their moisturizer alone for daytime, but it is not supposed to be used at night. Good luck in your choices.

Ranchergal1384541821.9874236 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007
On 11/15/2013 Nona of Five said:

As everyone recommends: use sunscreen (not 15, use at least a 30 SPF). My daughters are in their early 30s and use Vitamin C and Retin A which is what I use too. I wish I had started in my 30s.

ITA!

pinkie201384542054.823237 PostsRegistered 11/14/2010

just noticed, I didn't answer your question. I started being concerned with anti aging and skin care in general in my 40's, 66 now. I used a variety of products then, Neutrogena, St. ives, Camocare. Mostly Neutrogena. All the products are more advanced now. For a long time I was confused with moisturizing and anti aging. I used to think if a product was anti aging then it must be a moisturizer. My skin was dry but I was happy as long as it was anti aging. Hydration is just as important as the other.

I tried a few homemade products lately but will be going back to my Avon platinum. In addition I am going to start Rosehip seed oil twice a day for face serum and started derma rolling.

hyacinth0031384542651.2536420 PostsRegistered 11/8/2005

If it were me, with the knowledge available today, I would start a retinol product by age 30.

Either a very good skin care product with it, or I personally would use prescription Retin-A, I might also use a good Vitamin C product. I think the Retin-A could be used every other day.

I think this would benefit the skin tremendously to start it by that time. Sunscreen is an essential. I would exfoliate once a week (I love Serious Skin Care Glycolic Grommage) on a night I didn't use Retin-A.

Use a moisturizer at night if you need it. That's what I would do if I had the knowledge I do now at the age of 30.

Hyacinth Smile

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