Some people wait until it’s too late to take action with everything. They’re procrastinators and more often than not it’s a huge problem in a lot of aspects of their life, even anti aging ingredients. That being said, they end up not using skin care products when they should. My point is that if you’re in your 20s, now is when you need to take some serious action to protect your skin. You can do this by incorporating a few key ingredients.
According to Sherry Ingraham, M.D., establishing a strong preventative routine while you’re in your 20s can really help quite a bit. In fact, she claims that doing so “can go a long way toward protecting and maintaining healthy skin cells through your 30s.”
However, the real question is whether or not the product contains the ingredients that you need. It’s extremely important that you read the labels of products that you’re using. The reason I say so is that there are some very important ingredients that Dr. Ingraham recommends. In fact, if you’re not including these ingredients in your arsenal of skin care products by the time you’re 30 years old then you might be in serious trouble. Here’s a list of various ingredients to incorporate.
For starters, using a broad spectrum sunscreen that contains SPF 30 at the bare minimum is crucial. In fact, it’s probably the most important one.
Something else that you need to begin incorporating into your skin care routine is a product that contains alpha hydroxy acids. These acids do a great job at exfoliating the skin to help stimulate the growth of new collagen. In her interview with Vogue, Dr. Ingraham recommends that you start with a glycolic toner while you’re in your 20s.
The next ingredient you should be keeping an eye out for are antioxidants. You want to read the label carefully in order to make sure that any serum you’re using contains at least 15 to 20 percent vitamin C. This is the typical amount if a product contains this anti aging ingredient.
You should also be on the lookout for an ingredient called niacinamide. Niacinamide is known for being a vitamin B3 and is a great moisturizer and brightener. If you find a product that contains this product then you’re in luck. That is, if it’s listed as one of the first five ingredients because those first five are the bulk of where the benefits come from.
You should be on the lookout for any products that contain retinol. Retinoids are very well-known for eliminating acne. This isn’t a product that will always be listed as retinol. You may also come across the ingredient being listed as retinoic acid, retinoids and retinaldehyde.
Well, that should keep you busy over the weekend. I’d suggest inspecting each of the products you use to determine if any of the anti aging ingredients mentioned have been listed. If so, you’re off to a good start.