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Hi,

I'm 26 and was wondering how soon I would start having wrinkles, than I thought -- WHAT should I do now to prevent them???

I am already using a daily SPF 15, and when I go into the sun I use SPF 45 and I have a wide brim hat -- I'm having laser hair removal so no sun is important at the moment.

Fortunately the 'no sun' rule for my laser treatments has made more more aware of the benefits of staying out of the sun, so I plan to continue to stay out of the sun once my treatments are over.

SO, what else should I do? Should I start using a nighttime anti-wrinkle lotion? If so, what is the best that won't cause pimples -- I still get plenty of them especially when I use lotion at night.
 

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Depends on a lot of things - your genes, how well you take care of yourself, etc. I was 40 before I quit getting carded at bars, but then I started my skin care when I was 16 - with homemade face packs. I've branched out since then (as my signature will show if you click it).

You need to start...yesterday. But make sure you study up so you know what you are doing. Do you need oils and moisture or just moisture. How toxic is your environment? Do you drink water with poisons like flouride and chlorine. Do you use household cleaners you get from grocery stores that are chocked full of toxins? Do you get the right vitamins, minerals, etc that rebuild cells or fix damaged skin cell DNA?

A lot of questions there - but if you want to stay a "babe" instead of turning into premature old chick jerky, you need to learn the answers.....yesterday.
 

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I should say sun protection and avoiding smoking were some of the best ways to avoid wrinkles. Not sure if expensive creams really do annything
 

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Avoiding the sun is one way to avoid wrinkles. Another thing to consider in fighting the signs of aging is by living a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to eat healthy foods and keep away from smoking. And try to check the skin care product that you are using if it is really compatible with your skin. Not all skin care products can deliver the same effects. I have found one website. bestantiwrinklecreamreviews.com. You can visit it and check if you want to.
 

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I totally agree with nelly. there's exact age when you will need to use an anti-wrinkle cream. just prevent wrinkles from happening and you wont have any problems.
 

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.I would also agree that prevention is the first step to elimination and reduction. It is very good that you become aware of the aging and sun problems. I think that if you would like to start an eye cream preventative measure, you should look at peptides and ingridients that include hayaluronic acid. Hayaluronoic Acid is an ingridient that helps to hold water. mositure in the skin up to 200 times its waight. So if you would use a Hayaluronic Acid product first and then an eye cream you would do your skin a great service. If you are interested to talk mor please free to contact me at mt e mail at [email protected] I am a skin care specialist for the last 31 years, and treat human skin all over the world. I hope this helps
 

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Yeah, unfortunately, the person who said you needed to start yesterday is right! But unless we had a mom who was very saavy about skin care, most of us never had a chance from the get-go. Most DNA damage occurs in the first 5 years of life. It stays hidden until we start to age a bit and then things start to pop out like barnacles. And wrinkling begins. But today there is so much people can do for their skin to improve its appearance and health, and I believe it's never too late or too early to start that. You are really smart in realizing the importance of reducing sun exposure. Wouldn't worry too much about beauty "potions." If you want a good product, go for prescription-strength -- but wouldn't do anything until talking to a good skin person who can evaluate your skin and guide you appropriately...

And, hey, just to jump off the beaten track a little... I think some wrinkles are really quite attractive, so don't freak out too much if you get a few!


Violet.
 

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To prevent your skin from aging, use a moisturizer (keep your skin from getting dry), drink lots of water (removes toxins from your body), wear SPF 15 or higher every day (protect your skin from the sun or pollution), exercise (your skin loves it).

Hope this helps!

Good luck!
 

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Preventing sun damage is the first rule in wrinkle prevention. Depending on your type of skin, you might want to start using a light moisturizer at night and a day moisturizer with at least SPF15 for daytime. I suggest professional products. Though they're more expensive, they're well worth the money and in the long run you don't spend much more because professional-strength products are just that--a little goes a long way. I also suggest an antioxidant. My pick is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. I wish I'd been concerned about my skin at your age!
 

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start taking care of ur skin...yesterday. at a young age u should try natural products like shea butter and olive oil. both are good on fighting aging. I'm 27 and I use it on myself and daughter. my friends mom used shea butter at age 23 and she looks great. she told me to get all natural products not Over the counters that advertise but only have 5% shea or olive oil in them. I use Jai Ema's skincare line. the whipped shea butter is 98% shea butter the rest is olive oil aloe vera grape seed oil and aloe vera. I wash with Dove and apply the whipped shea to body and
100% shea to face. mostly I use the whipped shea bc its just like butter and goes on easy. it starts off greasey but absorbs within 10 mins. a little goes a long way. my friends mom got me hooked and now I boast about it every chance I get. it also helps with dark spots and is good in preventing stetch marks during pregnancy. my friend used it only on her tummy and didn't get on stetch mark.
 

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Sunblock with an SPF 30 or greater, applied every day once a day and every couple of hours if you're out in the sun, is the first and best wrinkle cream. At what age should you start using it? From the time you're born when you go outside. Of course babies must use products especially formulated for their tender skin. SkinCeuticals Physical Sun Block with SPF 30 is safe for children and recommended for sensitive skin types of all ages.


By the time you're in your 20s, you'll probably want to start using a light daily moisturizer for your particular skin type and also an eye cream or gel. When you reach 30, you need to step it up a notch. I recommend a good, professional grade cleanser, an antioxidant such as SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic or Kinerase C6 Peptide, followed by a day moisturizer such as SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel or SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture. Kinerase has an excellent day cream with SPF 30 and it does more than protect you from sun damage. If your skin is dry, you'll probably need to add an age-appropriate night treatment.
By age 30 you'll want to choose an eye cream such as SkinCeuticals Eye Cream or NeoStrata Bionic Eye Cream. Remember, if you're using an eye cream specifically for dark circles, you need to also use a good eye moisturizer with it.

Of course the 40s, 50s and upward require extra, personalized attention. Bring out the SkinCeuticals Eye Balm, SkinCeuticals Face Cream or the professional-strength product of your choice that offers extra emollience. There is no one product that's right for everyone. So talk to your dermatologist or esthetician about what's right for you as you age gracefully.
 

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Jessica81- I'm not a skin expert but I also started getting wrinkles at a young age. It sounds like you are taking good care of your skin in the sun.....I think that is one of the most important steps in saving your skin. I would also recommend using an eye gel at night and some sort of serum on lines around the mouth and on the forehead. It is important to protect your skin but you also need to feed it!
 

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Hi Jessica,

Now is a great time to start using anti-aging products. Even though a lot of the damage is already done by the time you are 18, anti-aging products will help slow the process of any fine lines or wrinkles. If you use a professional grade product (something you buy from an esthetician in a salon) you will probably get better results than an over the counter product. Eminence is a great all natural organic line that has some great anti aging products! Good Luck!
 

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Using a good moisterizer is definitely key & it's GREAT that you're using SPF 15-45. I stopped sunbathing when I was in my mid 20s. I'm now 41 & look better than I did at 31! You're at the perfect age to start thinking about anti-aging products but make sure you get something appropriate for the age you are now. As we age, our skin has different needs- you won't use the same thing in your 20s as you do in your 50s. At 50, your skin has different needs. PM me if you want to know about products that have worked for me.
 

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There are certain product for certain age taht prevents it for young skin. USe natural products and youwill not gonna worry of how you will prevent premature aging.


Functional Aging means wisdom when
"We put life into our years, not years into our lives" .
 

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It is always ideal to have moisturizer and spf for your skin as soon as possible, anti-aging creams are normally started at 30 and over.... In the event no spf was ever used it may be wise to use it at an earlier age
 
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