Beauty and anti-aging products like wrinkle creams are now popularly marketed online, and promise to reverse the signs of aging. The marketing pitches sound promising, and directed towards many women who are in their 40's and 50's and concerned with the way they look. But if you are just in your 20's or entering 30's, is it also time to invest in wrinkle and other anti-aging creams? 

According to dermatologists, if you are in your late 20's and early 30's, you are actually entering the ‘pre-aging stage’. This is the time when you’ll start noticing some lines that will form around the mouth and eyes, or dark spots in skin due to too much exposure from the sun. These developments may scare some individuals out there, but these should not be a cause for too much concern, provided you are informed and you use appropriate skin care products.

Prevention is important in your 20's

Prevention is your most important strategy if you are just in your 20's. You can start by maintaining the health of your skin by avoiding smoking and wearing sunscreen. The problem with smoking is that this will hamper the body’s production of collagen, thus help in the early formation of wrinkles.

Too much exposure to sun can result to skin damage, and can also help hasten the skin’s aging process. It is important to invest in a quality full-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 that can protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays. And when it comes to prevention, it also pays to limit your exposure against the harsh sun.

Other skincare products to use

There are other skincare products to use when protecting one’s skin. Anti-oxidant moisturizers and serums can also help provide day time protection for the skin. These products are loaded with top ingredients like green tea and Vitamins A and C.

If there are must-use products, then keep in mind that there are some skin products that should be avoided first. Stay away first from skincare products that can help increase production of collagen or will stimulate protein protection in your body. Your body and skin are still resilient and young, so you don’t need to buy these products.

Protecting one’s skin is recommended not just for aesthetics but for general well-being. But there’s no need to invest in dozens of anti-aging and protective products just to keep your skin safe and healthy. There are appropriate skincare products to use to suit your specific needs even if you are in your 20's or 30's.