At what age should I start using anti-ageing products?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Anti-ageing product ageI think the term "anti-ageing" is really very misleading. In my opinion you can use products that are age-preventative, ie. products that are high in anti-oxidants and products that will help your skin to maintain a high level of hydration (such as HA serums), then there are products that are indicated for "age correction", ie. if you see a probem on your skin, use the appropriate product to try and fix it. So if your eyes are starting to bother you and you are noticing changes such as fine lines forming, then yes, it is a good time to start looking at eye products.

If you see that your skin is becoming lax or it’s losing its healthy glow, then yes, start using a growth factor serum and serums high in retinol to start boosting and waking up that skin to function better again. So my advice is going to be that you have a consult with a good aesthetic doctor who can help you understand your skin and figure out where your biggest problems are, and help you acordingly with products and treatment prescriptions. You are welcome to come and see me or one of our Skin Renewal doctors at your nearest Skin Renewal Branch.

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Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. lauren pinnoy

    As soon as you get a wrinkle / fine line it is time. I would say 20’s.

    5 years ago •

  1. beautyaddict

    I have always wondered about this. I’m gonna start asap.

    5 years ago •

  1. Clueless_Cutie

    Thanks for this article! I have been curious about this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadine

    I’ll be starting soon then, thank you,

    5 years ago •

  1. Moodley

    Good read. My skin was oily in my twenties but now that I am in my thirties it has lost a lot of its moisture. There is no way I could still use the same products I used back then as it leaves my face feeling tight and dry.

    5 years ago •

  1. liedeman

    I am 33 years old and had been using anti-ageing products since the age of 21. Exposure to sun and weather conditions does take its toll.

    5 years ago •

  1. Khensani

    My friend had started using under-eye creams at 18 and she never has to wear concealer.

    5 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Interesting, I think I want to go see someone too help me choose the correct products for my skin and needs.

    5 years ago •

  1. Candice

    I started using anti aging products at 25 and results I amazing. Don’t wait till the signs of agin going start showing. Prevention is better than cure

    5 years ago •

  1. Miss Tee

    nice i still have sometime to go

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I started using age “preventative” products when I turned 25 just as a start. Nothing fancy, but just switched to products that do a bit more than just moisturise.

    5 years ago •

  1. millie

    So there is no specific age or time line? a doctor should tell you, why not a dermatologist then?

    5 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    Thank you for the link to ‘AH’. Thank you for the article. I must agree that pro advice is best.

    5 years ago •

  1. fourieliandi

    i personally think the sooner the better.It’s never to early to start looking after your skin.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Cool tips thanks for these, always never sure when to start these regimes

    5 years ago •

  1. Tundee

    Oh ok… I guess what scares most people is all the hear say people tell them.

    5 years ago •

  1. Leana

    Ooooo I have started using it when I saw a fine line just after my 24th birthday. And if I had left it I would not have gotten the compliments I do today. People think my sister who is 4 years younger than me is my older sister! lol

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    i was expecting an actual age like 30 or 35 but this article is still worth reading and remembering, everyone’s skin is different and will show signs of aging at different times.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    It is misleading, one never knows at what age you should use these anti ageing products and if they are right for your skin

    5 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Very informative article – wish I’d received this kind of information years ago (wouldn’t have to do quite so much ‘maintenance’)!

    5 years ago •

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