Anti Aging Products: When Should You Start Using Them?
Is there a perfect time to start using anti aging products? This question has been asked by people anywhere from their early teens to well into their nineties. The answer to that question is “none” — there really is no perfect time.
So, when should you actually start using anti aging products to have the greatest effect? Is there an age that is “too old” to see any benefit?
MiamiMD has based our entire skin care line around the idea of functional beauty products that promote anti aging, and we have all the answers you’re looking for.
What Are Anti-Aging Products?
First and foremost, what are anti aging products? What’s the real goal?
While some people believe that anti-aging products are designed to reverse the aging process, the real goal is to slow it down or make it less obvious on the skin. There are also some products that can work to temporarily make the skin appear more youthful, as well, virtually reversing aging.
The end goal is the same: to have more youthful, radiant skin that helps boost your self confidence.
Our skin is subjected to all kinds of different factors — sun exposure, our habits, genetics, etc. The general process of aging skin can vary widely depending on your own unique combination of those factors.
When it comes to the aging process, a variety of different things happen.
First, the skin starts to become more rough and slack. This is due to a natural decline in the production of collagen (which many anti-aging products seek to counteract), as well as a loss of elastin.
In addition, the skin also begins to thin. Specifically, this refers to the top level of the skin (the epidermis). When those factors combine, the skin becomes far less able to bounce back and isn’t as thick. That can also create fine lines and wrinkles.
The skin and the supportive tissue underneath it also begins to lose fat. This is apparent all over the face, but is most apparent in the under eye area. Without as much of a fat pad under the eyes, the small capillaries that supply blood to the area are much more visible. That means that dark circles can become a normal part of life as you age.
Also, although it may seem like it would be the other way around, with less fat and support in the under eye area, the area can also collect more fluid, leading to an increase in the appearance of under eye bags.
That’s why there are so many different anti products out there — there really are many different ways that the skin can show the signs of age.
What Type of Anti-Aging Products Are Out There?
When it comes to the type of anti aging products on the market, the choices often seem to be endless. But they really are broken down into different categories, each that focuses on a different goal.
When you work on creating your own anti-aging skin care routine, make sure that you pick products that target your own specific areas of concern.
Anti-Aging Eye Products
Perhaps the most common anti aging products out there are those that specifically target the under eye area. This is likely because the under eye area is where some of the most visible signs of aging appear first — crow’s feet, sagging, dark circles, and eye bags. Anti-aging eye products were designed to help with all of those things.
Here at MiamiMD, our Intensive Eye Repair Serum targets under eye bags, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and removes under eye dark circles while also firming and toning the skin in the under eye area. It helps to quickly renew the eye area and create a younger, more radiant look. These can also be some of the most difficult-to-target areas on the entire face, which is why having an anti-aging product that specifically helps is important.
We created our eye repair serum with special oils and other ingredients for their ability to be able to mimic the properties of young healthy skin. Under eye bags can be reduced in mere minutes, mainly due to the inclusion of an ingredient known as Eyeliss. Eyeliss combines three different peptides that are able to reduce the swelling that can exacerbate the appearance of under eye bags by painlessly draining fluid from the under eye area. We also use other ingredients to help, like Matrixyl 3000 for replacing lost collagen, Haloxyl for lifting the eyes, and Progeline to push back the aging process.
All Over Anti-Aging Creams
In addition to target eye products, there are also anti aging skin care products meant for use on the entire face.
A good example is MiamiMD’s Age Defying Lift & Firm Cream. We designed this cream to help the entire face defy the visible signs of age. We chose ingredients that are scientifically proven to help restore the firmness of the skin, as well as increase its volume and elasticity.
Many of the ingredients that we used in creating our Age Defying Lift & Firm Cream are the same that we use in our Intensive Eye Repair Serum. The same benefits that ingredients like Progeline and Matrixyl 3000 provide for the under eye area they can also provide for the entire face. We combined those ingredients with Argireline, which works like an at home, needle-free version of Botox.
Anti-Aging Spot Treatments
The last common type of anti-aging skin care product that you are likely to see are anti-aging spot treatments, meant for targeted use on concerns like dark spots.
MiamiMD’s Dark Spot Corrector was created for precisely this reason. When used on dark spots, another of the most common signs of the aging process, the corrector begins to fade hyperpigmentation immediately before helping them to disappear completely over time. This helps to even out the complexion and create an overall sense of a lighter, brighter skin tone.
When developing our formula, we made sure to choose only science-driven ingredients. Alpha-arbutin (which helps to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme that stimulates the production of melanin/pigment), Resveratrol, vitamin C, glycolic acid, and kojic acid all work together to help get rid of unsightly dark spots that are more and more common the older you get.
When Should You Start Using Anti Aging Products?
Generally speaking, it’s best to start an anti aging skin care routine in your early 20s. This is the point in time when the very first visible signs of aging can be seen, so providing the skin with support and hydration can help.
The exception to that rule is sunscreen, which you should start using as soon as you’re consciously able to. Using sunscreen is actually one of the easiest ways to prevent early aging, as sun damage is one of the top factors that leads to developing fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of elasticity.
Making sure to include a sunscreen that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays (i.e. “broad spectrum” sunscreen) which has an SPF of at least 30 and is waterproof can push visible signs of aging off for years, as well as reducing the risk of developing a variety of different, potentially serious health problems. The sun can affect the skin even through the clouds or a window, so don’t take any risks with both your health and your appearance. Start using sunscreen immediately if you aren’t already!
Another consideration to make when deciding when to start using anti aging products is to also choose skin care products that support your specific skin type. Many anti aging products target the skin’s moisture level by providing additional hydration, which is great to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles as well as sagging. However, for people who tend to have oily or sensitive skin, those products may actually make their skin worse. Look for anti-aging products that will work with your specific skin instead of against it.
It’s never too late to start using anti aging products, although they may be more effective the earlier that you start them. Don’t ever give up on yourself, and always work toward skin that makes you feel happy and self confident!
So, when should you start using anti aging products? As soon as you think about it!
Don’t wait until visible signs of aging show up on your face to start, but don’t feel like it’s pointless if you’ve already started to notice them either. There’s no real right or wrong time to use anti-aging products, as there are benefits for everyone, no matter the age.
MiamiMD has designed products to meet the needs of all different skin types, so that everyone can reveal their best, most beautiful, radiant skin, at any age!