Should I be using anti-ageing products in my 20s? The topic of anti-ageing in your 20s can be a daunting one. After all, it didn’t seem that long ago since you were in school! Despite this, there are many products and treatments on the market that claim to prevent wrinkles completely if you start using them at a young age. Whilst many of these claims may be false, there can be some benefits to starting anti-ageing processes early. In this Blog Post, we’re taking you through some different preventative measures that you can implement to reduce visible signs of ageing. At the end of the day, prevention is better than cure and considering anti-ageing measures in your 20s is a good first step to a life of good skin!
Contrary to popular belief, there is no set age which a person should start to have anti-wrinkle injections. Instead, it is carried out on a case-by-case basis and dependant on individual client needs. Sometimes there are clients in their early 20s with more signs of ageing than clients in their 30s. This is because lifestyle factors such as smoking, sun exposure and genetics play a big part in your overall skin health.
Your mid to late twenties is usually a good age to start thinking about starting anti-ageing treatments in a skin clinic. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used as a preventative measure, to stop the wrinkles from even forming in the first place. This is because the anti-wrinkle substance temporarily weakens the muscle in the treatment area. This stops the skin from folding and creasing in this area, therefore preventing wrinkles from forming. Check out this Blog Post where we discussed the right age to start preventative anti-ageing treatments.
One of the areas which often shows signs of ageing first, are the smile lines around the mouth. This is because these lines are caused by the dynamic movement of smiling and talking, hence the name. Whilst some people find that these lines give their face character, they can become quite deep set over time.
Another area that many people in their 20s first notice signs of ageing, is the crow’s feet around the eyes. Again, these lines are often caused by smiling, as the skin in this area folds and scrunches up when you smile. These lines can also become quite deep set over time and cause your eyes to look smaller and more drooped. Make sure to follow Isabella Duder’s journey over on Instagram! Isabella recently had an anti-wrinkle treatment on her crow’s feet with Doctor Haffar to target these lines.
Dermal Fillers in Your 20s
Dermal fillers can also be used to smooth and fill out deep set lines, such as the smile lines. This treatment area is also called the naso-labial folds and treating this area with filler is very effective and long-lasting.
Another dermal filler treatment that can really help to rejuvenate your look and provide a youthful appearance is tear trough filler. Under eye filler works to fill out the hollows underneath the eyes that give the “dark circle” appearance, which can make you look older and more tired than you are. Here’s a before and after transformation of one of our tear trough filler treatments.
Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments in Your 20s
Microneedling is a treatment that provides incredible skin transformations to treat a wide array of concerns. From acne and pigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles, it is an all-rounder treatment. Microneedling can even be used to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming, due to the regenerative process that it has on the skin.
It can also be used to treat wrinkles under and around the eyes, which can otherwise be a difficult area to treat. Have a look at the before and after image below, which shows the microneedling transformation for wrinkles under the eyes.
Chemical peels are another rejuvenating skin treatment and are used to target a wide array of skin concerns. Whilst they are commonly used in people with acne and pigmentation, they can also be used to stimulate new skin cell production and brighten up dull skin. This before and after image shows just how amazing chemical peels can be!
Anti-Ageing Skincare in Your 20s
Your 20s are the perfect time to start adding active ingredients into your skincare routine if you haven’t already. In our skin care clinic, we always highlight the benefits of medical-grade skincare, and if you are looking to get serious with your skincare, it is definitely worth the investment. Medical grade skincare provides products which contain higher percentages of active ingredients than over the counter products. To find out more about the benefits of medical-grade skincare, check out this Blog Post.
Retinol is a powerhouse ingredient, which has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. It is is derived from Vitamin A, and works to increase skin cell turnover, leading to new, healthier skin being produced. Retinol can be used to treat a wide array of concerns, from acne, pigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles and dull skin. It can also help to prevent wrinkles before they’ve even formed. We recommend the Obagi Retinol Cream, due to its hydrating and non-irritating formula. This is a product which you can purchase directly from our skin clinics, after having a free consultation with one of our expert therapists.
Another active ingredient which you should be using, is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, and is often used to brighten the skin and help to fade pigmentation. This ingredient is best used in the morning after cleansing and before moisturiser and SPF. Vitamin C can work in conjunction with your SPF to provide extra protection against harmful free radicals. Free radicals are elements which can cause premature ageing and skin damage. We recommend the Obagi Professional C-Serums, which come in three different concentrations. To find out more about the benefits of this product you can check out this post.
Why not book yourself a free consultation with one of our expert skin therapists? We can discuss your skin concerns and goals, and create a bespoke skincare routine and treatment plan. Book yours today via this form.
Our verdict? Starting anti-ageing treatments in your 20s is a wise move and will ultimately help you maintain a youthful and beautiful complexion for many years to come.