While some 20-year-olds aren’t even sold on sunscreen, take a word of wisdom from your elder skincare-obsessed friends: the best age to start treating wrinkles is in your 20s. Understanding why and how to do it may convince you that creating earlier is the best choice and the most effective way to prevent wrinkles from happening.
Why Should You Worry About Wrinkles in Your 20s?
In your 20s, your skin has likely outgrown those horrible breakout years when hormones were flying and pimples were common. Now that you’ve got a healthy, youthful glow, you might be tempted to put skincare on the back burner until you have other skin issues, but that’s a mistake.
Professionals agree that the best time to start preventive maintenance for fine lines and wrinkles is in your 20s.
How Skin Changes
Your skin begins to change in your mid-20s. By as early as 25, your skin is already making about 1% less collagen than it used to. Collagen supports your skin’s structure and helps it look firm and youthful. Collagen supplies dwindle yearly, as well as elastin, which gives skin its resilience.
How Facial Muscles Change
The forces of the face give us our ability to show expression, but they also support the skin, keeping it firm and sculpted. With age, facial muscles begin to shrink, making skin become slack or saggy. Unless you’re doing a lot of facial yoga, your facial muscles will likely continue to shrink, resulting in less support underneath your skin.
There’s an element of invincibility most people have in their 20s. They feel indestructible, and that feeling extends to their skin, too. Those deep, golden tans don’t seem very harmful, nor does the occasional sunburn, but they damage the skin.
When the skin is exposed to external aggressors like UV rays, pollution, cigarette smoke, and intrusive blue light, free radicals are produced. Free radicals attack healthy skin cells through the process of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a critical driver in premature skin aging, but you won’t see the effects of it until you’re older.
Bottom line: You may not notice the effects of aging skin now, but the results are cumulative. Over time, the damage done in your 20s shows itself in your 30s, 40s, and beyond. Taking steps to prevent wrinkles in your 20s can help you love the skin you have in your 40s and 50s.
How To Prevent Wrinkles in Your 20s
Taking care of your skin doesn’t take much time or effort, and you can save yourself a lot of time and money by taking steps to prevent them now.
You can’t overdo it with skin protection. In addition to wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, wearing a hat and glasses is essential for keeping direct sun off your face outdoors.
You also need protection against free radicals, and that comes in the form of antioxidants. Antioxidants act like your skin’s shield against external stressors. You can find them in NuFACE® Super Antioxidant Booster Serum. Loaded with plant botanicals and a superfruit blend, you’ll give your face the extra “boost” of protection to keep it healthy.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, but it also works to help keep your skin tone even and bright. The power of vitamin C also extends to helping protect the skin against the development of discoloration and damage.
You can find a solid source of vitamin C in the NuFACE Vita-C Booster Serum. This serum contains plenty of vitamin C and niacinamide, which helps firm and contour the skin.
3. Hydrate With Hyaluronic
Your skin may not feel or look dry, but it needs moisture. One of the best ways to support skin hydration is by using hyaluronic acid products. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and plant extracts. This molecule can hold more than 1,000 times its weight in water, protecting your skin against transdermal moisture loss and keeping your skin barrier healthy.
NuFACE Microcurrent Activators are rich in hyaluronic acid, so you can experience complete hydration for up to 48 hours.
A powerful form of vitamin A, retinol helps stimulate the skin to function more like it did in its youth. Using a retinol product can cause skin sensitivity, so it's essential to make sure that you spot-test a retinol product on a small area of skin before you slather it all over your face!
5. Microcurrent Therapy
Aestheticians recommend using microcurrent therapy beginning in the 20s to support and stimulate the skin and facial muscles. Using low-level electrical current that mimics your body’s natural currents, microcurrent can help reduce the look of wrinkles.
In just five minutes daily, you can give your skin a little TLC (tone, lift, and contour) with a non-invasive, painless microcurrent treatment and pave the way for gorgeous skin in your later years.
How To Begin Microcurrent Treatment
Getting a start with microcurrent is easy. The NuFACE MINI+ Starter Kit - Smart Petite Facial Toning Kit has everything you need to take care of your skin and do preventive maintenance to stop wrinkles before they start.
- NuFACE MINI+: The NuFACE MINI+ is a petite device that is ideal for toning on the go and is TSA-approved for travel.
- Microcurrent Activators: Both the Aqua Gel Activator and Silk Crème Activator Gel work to help you keep skin hydrated and give the skin a healthy dose of ions via IonPlex®, a proprietary blend of glacial water and mineral ions to ensure proper microcurrent conduction.
- Clean Sweep Brush: The Clean Sweep Brush is the solution for a clean, even application of your Activator Gels, giving you a mess-free experience that keeps your fingertips clean.
You can use your NuFACE MINI+ on all areas of your face and neck to stimulate the skin, activate the facial muscles, and keep your skin functioning healthfully. It’s an easy way to invest in your skin.
An Ounce of Prevention…
It’s true. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care. Even though you might not be concerned with wrinkles just yet, you of the future will thank you for taking good care of your skin now. You can do it easily and quickly with effective, non-invasive products and skincare solutions from NuFACE.
Oxidative stress and skin diseases: possible role of physical activity | PubMed