Question: How early is too early to start using anti-aging cream and worrying about proper skincare regimens?
Answer: We were recently asked how early is too early to start using anti-aging cream and worrying about implementing a proper skincare regiment? And you know what…it’s never too early. Specially living in beautiful, sunny, California…kids should start getting into the habit of properly taking care of their skin.
Look, we’re sure you’ve heard this before, the sun is one of the biggest factors in causing aging, so we’re not going to get into the nitty gritty on this. We won’t dive into how sun damaged skin causes the basal cells sitting at the bottom layers of the skin to begin to age and consequently not letting them replace themselves readily over time and showing signs of aging.
What we will emphasize is that if we know that the sun, as beautiful as it may be, damages the skin over time, then why would one want to let the damage occur and then afterwards try to address it by worrying about how to treat it…when they can focus on preventing sun damage instead. We need to teach our children prevention. There are many products out there from creams and blocks to help with this, and if our kids get into the habit of applying such creams at early age, then as they get older they won’t “forget” to apply the sun creams before they walk out the door.
But that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Unfortunately, due to a multitude of external factors, kids are hitting puberty at a much, much younger age. As such, their bodies are adjusting and they’re experiencing the wonderful world of acne and if not dealt with properly, acne can lead to scars and permanent damage. Therefore, similar to getting into the habit of applying sunscreen at an early age, children must learn hygiene at an early age. They must learn how to effectively wash their face, exfoliate, and moisturize.
We want to point out something here, with all the beauty products in existence, it’s crucial that you get expert advice on what would be the best products for their sensitive and vulnerable skin. If the wrong products are applied, that can be just as damaging as if no product is applied (feel free to contact us with any questions regarding products).
To summarize, in response to the question above, it’s never too early to start. It’s about prevention and learning to get into the habit of proper skincare. And on a similar note, if you still haven’t started proper skincare, remember that it’s never too early to start.