When is the right time to start using anti-aging products? That is one of the most important questions in the skincare world right now, and we are going to help you get to the right answer. You might be familiar with the term anti-aging or probably have seen numerous anti-aging products taking centre stage on cosmetic displays. Most will be focusing on collagen-boosting benefits and potentially some well-known ingredients that help sustain and increase collagen production. But we want to clear the fog so you know when the right time for you to start using anti-aging products.
You Can Start as Early As Your Twenties
Collagen is the most important protein in your body that makes up, well, everything for your body. From muscle, tendons, ligaments, and skin – collagen is the building blocks of our bodies. Yet, as early as our mid-to-late 20s our collagen levels can start falling and the body’s ability to produce sufficient amounts.
When this happens, outside environmental factors like sun damage, bacteria, and more can have a higher impact on the health and appearance of our skin. When collagen levels start to fall and nothing is done to support it, this can lead to much more advanced signs of aging.
When You Notice Drastic Changes in Your Skin’s Appearance
We can’t stay young forever, but you’ll definitely notice differences to your skin’s appearance if something is amiss. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and if it isn’t getting the right amount of pampering and care, it’ll definitely show you.
Sometimes it is inescapable though in the environments we live in, for example, the extreme exposure to UV rays we get in New Zealand. But that doesn’t mean it is a lost cause. Proper skincare and the use of effective natural anti-aging products or protective skincare can help counteract everyday aspects of our lives that can cause advanced aging.
Know the Signs of Advanced Aging Skin
Aging is inevitable, but how fast we age can be addressed to some degree, especially if you know the signs of advanced aging and action. While collagen makes up so much of our bodies and there are at least 16 types of collagen, only the first three types account for around 80-90% of our collagen.
Some signs to watch for of advanced aging:
- Fine lines and wrinkles appearing faster or more pronounced
- Sunspots or hyperpigmentation appears more often
- Tired or sagging skin with less of a snappy tight appearance
- Skin lacking healthy colour or tendency to bruise more easily
- Dry, itchy, and cracked skin, or skin that is more sensitive and fragile
- Dark circles around your eyes
Your Lifestyle and Location Can Be A Factor
Everything in our lives and everything we do can positively or negatively impact our skin and bodies. But also the environment and location we live in can have a big impact on this as well. If you live in an area that has much more sun exposure, UV exposure, or extreme weather conditions, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your anti-aging regimen sooner rather than later.
There’s a reason why we always hear about slip, slop, slap, and wrap! UV rays damage your skin, which in turn can disrupt collagen production and your skin’s ability to heal properly. Skin damage can also happen in areas that experience windy or cold conditions. It can also dry out your skin and slow your body’s ability to keep up to speed with its normal duties.
Anti-Aging Can (And Should Be) Incorporated Before These Signs
There’s nothing wrong with getting ahead of the curve and the clock as long as you approach it right, and starting to integrate anti-aging into your skincare routine early on car go a long way for keeping your skin youthful-looking and feeling while slowing down visible signs of aging.
Look for products with ingredients that not only help boost collagen, but help increase collagen types 1,2, and 3 which are comprised of alpha chains of peptides and are the most influential collagen types of collagen in our bodies. Ingredients like rosehip oil and East Cape mānuka oil, the hero ingredients in our Collagen Restore Skincare lineup, are scientifically proven to support collagen type 1 and 3 to slow aging signs and improve overall skin health and barrier function.
Packed with vitamin A, antioxidants, and retinoids that fend off free radicals to improve collagen production and longevity. And East Cape mānuka essential oil helps to fortify your skin against even the worst bad skin bacteria and offers UV protection. This synergistic skin oil is a plant-powered anti-aging wonder that can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and visible signs of aging, and improve your skin’s appearance for longer.
Take charge of time and discover the anti-aging magic of ManukaRx’s Rejuvenating Ritual today!