There are billions of skin care anti-aging products marketed to young adults in their twenties, but why?
Most 20-year-olds don’t have age lines streaked across their foreheads or crow’s feet around their eyes. While some may be starting to think about protecting their skin from sun damage and low-quality air, but they don’t think that they need skincare products designed to improve signs of aging.
Even if most young adults don’t realize that they need anti-aging products, manufacturers are starting to create products targeted at this age group. It comes down to the logic of preventing damage rather than fighting it later on. Why wait to erase fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and brown spots in the future when you can start arming your skin against the development of those problems today?
The argument just presented above is the argument given by many professionals in favor of young adults starting to use anti-aging products before they get into their thirties and really need those products. They argue that the powerful ingredients used to improve problems presented in aging skin are the exact ingredients needed to arm the skin against these problems developing in the first place.
Yet, not all professionals agree with this argument. Many others believe that young adults can damage their skin by using anti-aging products when they aren’t actually needed. Some go so far as to argue that these products can cause early onset of the most common signs of aging. Basically, they think you cause the exact problem you’re trying to prevent when you use products that fight conditions from which you don’t actually suffer.
Scientific research hasn’t proven either of these stances with irrefutable evidence, so young adults must continue to make their own decisions on what they think is healthy for their own skin. If you fit into this young demographic, keep reading to hear a common-sense approach to handling this dilemma and doing what is obviously best for your skin.
Skin care anti-aging products that are based on unnatural ingredients or harsh chemicals aren’t good for anyone’s skin, regardless of age. If you select products that are made with natural ingredients not connected to the development of cancer or other negative side effects, you aren’t likely to harm your skin. These ingredients may include natural oils and extracts from plants and fruits. You may even use products that source natural salt and mud from the Dead Sea because they’re proven to hydrate, cleanse and nourish better than most other products, anti-aging or not.
Before you start using any anti-aging product, develop a routine skincare regimen that nourishes, moisturizes and cleanses your skin every single day. Start eating healthy foods so that your skin is supplied the nutrients needed for basic health. Increase your water intake to reduce your chances of developing overly dry skin.
Once those natural, healthy precautions are in place, you have a solid foundation for healthy skin that doesn’t age too quickly. You can then select products that use natural ingredients to clean and hydrate your skin each day. These may or may not be anti-aging products. What’s important is that you protect your skin by providing nutrients and vitamins needed for ongoing health. You can make the decision on products that target common signs of aging as you explore the market and analyze the needs of your skin through the years.