I think everyone should use a moisturizer with SPF for the daytime, regardless of age. However, I think 21 is much too young to pay anything additional for anti-aging benefits. I started using anti-aging products around 25, but even that is too early. Think it depends on your skin and whether you are actually experiencing any anti-aging concerns. I'm 29, and I still have zero fine lines / wrinkles. I am, however, using anti-aging products as I am now a "woman of a certain age". Preventative measures are always good - SPF is key!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Absolutely!!! I am 21 and use all anti aging products. You use them as preventatives so it slows down the aging process. Its easier to prevent then restore later on....The more elasticity/protection (like spf) in your skin the better. Look at Cindy Crawford, she started her anti aging process at like 19 and that is why she looks so good now.....definitely start!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I'm only 25, but i started using it when i was 21 or 22. (when in noticed my first wrinkle). I use it as a primer underneath my make up. it makes you make up go on easier and stay longer.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
I was wondering the same exact thing at your age. I found that you really don't want to go down the anti-aging road until you start seeing some signs of losing elasticity around your eyes. That's usually where it starts. There are a lot of preventative things you can do: Use eye cream everyday, like All About Eyes from Clinique or something similar. Make sure you have a good skin routine going right now. Cleanse and moisturize twice a day and don't go to bed with makeup on. I'm now in my 30s and I can tell a big difference between my skin, that I've been taking care of since my 20s, and my friends' skin who are just starting now.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
My husband and I were told by a Clarins beauty pro years ago that the biggest aging issuse when you're young comes from sun-damage and lack of hydration. If you're young and have good skin now, the best things you can do are: 1) religiously use a high quality SPF that blocks BOTH uva and uvb rays (note: most sunscreens block uvb, but not very good at uva), 2) hydrate the skin with quality products (Clarins is a great line using botanicals and skin-sensitive ingredients - they will give you samples to try first and recommend an age-appropriate regime - i can't imagine you would love the line), and 3) nourish the skin at night.
Skin care in your 20s is important. By your 30s you begin to see the first signs of aging, a little drying, a few early wrinkles. By the 40s you are really noticing changes in your skin - at least for my husband and I, this was the time we really could see the struggle (the body can regenerate as well as you age). But we began using skin-care products in our 20s and 30s and it has made a difference! My mother used skin care products most of her adult life and her skin looks fantastic for her age in her 60s. If you start now, you should really be able to keep your skin looking great much longer than other people your age throughout life who have never really protected and nourished their skin. Best of success to you!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
if you take good care of your skin....i would suggest late 20"s.....just use a moisturizer everyday with an spf for now!!!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Use sunscreen with a higher SPF. The best prevention from wrinkles is sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Also stay away from smoking and drink lots of water. There are products out there that target the in-between skin (not teenager yet not aging). Do some online research about them or ask a consultant about wrinkle PREVENTION. Make sure to specify PREVENTION!
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answered 5 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)