Know When Is The Right Age To Start Using Different Types Of Skin Care Products

Here we have incorporated a few skin care products in our beauty essentials list along with their benefits and the right age to start using them.   

Written by: Charu Sharma Updated at: 2021-10-05 09:30

Taking care of your skin and yourself does not need to have the right time or the right age. Maintaining proper hygiene and keeping yourself clean is all a part of a basic skin care routine which everybody must follow right from birth. Where there is no specific age for indulging yourself in healthy cleaning habits, there are some skin care products and rituals that one must start following from a certain age. Here we have incorporated a few skin care products in our beauty essentials list along with their benefits and the right age to start using them. 

#1. Sunscreen

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Well we can not emphasize enough on the importance of using sunscreen and its benefits. A skincare product that should definitely be a part of your skin care and beauty regime. Sunscreen not only protects you from the harmful UV rays of the sun but also helps to 

  • Reduces the risk of skin cancer
  • Protects against sunburns
  • Avoids pigmentation and skin blotting
  • Avoids inflammation and skin redness 
  • Prevents the early signs of aging.

Sunscreen is just like the holy water in the world of skincare which should definitely be a part of your skincare routine. No matter what time of the day it is, what season it is or if you are indoors or outdoors, lather on some sunscreen as soon as you step out of the shower.

Talking about the right age of using this skincare product, it is advised that you should wait for your little one to turn at least 6 months or an year old before lathering up sunscreen on them.

#2. Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a skincare activity which comes with numerous benefits. Exfoliating helps to set your complexion back to your natural skin tone by getting rid of all the dead skin cells, dust and pollutants. Not just clearing away the pollutants and dead skin cells but exfoliation can also help you to get a youthful and radiant glow. The benefits of incorporating exfoliation in your skin care routine are-

  • It prevents acne
  • Unclogs posed
  • Increases cell turnover
  • Helps the products to penetrate deeper
  • Boosts lymphatic drainage
  • Evens out the skin tone
  • Helps to get rid if pollutants and dead skin cells

The right age to start exfoliating your skin, especially the facial skin is in your late teens which is around the age of 17.

#3. Hand Creams

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While you are scrolling through, take a moment to look at your hand and think when was the last time when you moisturised them well and took a nice hand spa/ manicure session. Well if you had to think through for more than 5 seconds then this one's for you. You use your hands to complete multiple tasks in a day and thy get in contact with so many surfaces. With sanitization being an essential practice it is important to keep your hands moisturized. Using a hand cream can help you in more than one way. The benefits of using a sunscreen are-

  • Helps to heal dry and cracked skin
  • Repairs damaged skin
  • Protects against skin infection
  • Prevents wrinkles on hands
  • Prevents cuticle damage

One must start using a hand cream in your early 20’s that is between the age of 21 to 22. As your hands come in contact with various surfaces throughout the day, and the number of sebaceous glands in your hands are fewer than the other parts of the body and hence it is important to keep them moisturized.

#4. Anti Aging Eye Cream

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Before jumping into the benefits of using an anti aging under eye cream let us look into the science behind these creams and the need to use them. The skin under your eyes is very sensitive as this thin layer of skin has veins beneath it. This thin skin tends to lose moisture very easily and hence requires nourishment in order to prevent early signs of aging. The benefits of anti aging eye creams are-

  • Helps to reduce the depth of under eye wrinkles
  • Smoothes out the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of dark circles
  • Protects the under eye area
  • Reduces under eye puffiness
  • Rejuvenates the skin

One can start using an anti aging eye cream in their mid 20s that is around the age of 24 or 25 years to prevent signs of aging and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

#5. Anti Wrinkle Regimen

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If you think that an anti-aging cream or regimen is only for people in their 50s or 60s with wrinkly skin then this is an eye opener for you. Aging is an irreversible process and hence it is important to prevent the appearance of the aging signs instead of trying to reverse it. Anti wrinkle regimen comes with various other benefits than reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines such as-

  • Prevents discoloration of skin
  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Prevent peeling and flaking of skin

Do not wait for your 30s, 40s, 50, or 60s in order to use an anti wrinkle regimen and for those wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Start using an anti wrinkle regimen in your mid 20s, around the age of 25 or 26 to get a radiant and youthful glow.


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