When & How To Start Anti-Aging Skincare


hey everybody its Angie and welcome to

hunt flashy today's video is for my

younger viewers who want to know when

and how to start anti-aging now I didn't

start anti-aging until I turned 50 which

is probably a little late to start of

you guys are definitely looking to start

much much younger I get questions from

people in their 20s in their 30s and in

their 40s so well I can cut up late to

the game I think that I definitely would

have been happier if I had started much

much younger and I don't really think

that there's any age where you're too

young to start thinking about protecting

your skin and having it be the best it

can be

as you age if you're talking about

simply preventing some of the major

causes of aging like you know sun damage

and sun exposure then yes you can start

that at any age so we're talking about

getting into a big skincare routine

where you have night products and day

products and you know you're in an

eleven step program you may want to ease

more into that as you get into your 30s

your 40s definitely by the time you're

in your mid 40s to 50s you're going to

want to be ramped up and fully into your

anti-aging skincare anti-aging skincare

kind of needs a two prong approach to

work the first part of that of course is

prevention and then of course there's

supplementation which that goes towards

the internal aging factors so let's talk

about prevention first 90% of premature

skin aging is caused by exposure to UV

radiation sun exposure causes age spots

enlarged pores wrinkles sagging skin and

of course skin cancer and it's so easy

to prevent all that by using sunscreen

you may think that you only have to wear

sunscreen in the summer but that's not

true you actually need sunscreen all day

every day all year round rain or shine

it doesn't matter UVA rays are the ones

that will age you they come through

clouds they come through windows if

you're in your car you're not protected

so they're hitting you all day every day

and then the same strength whether it's

January or August if you're a teenager

use sunscreen if you're in their 20s 30s

40s 50s 60s 80s it doesn't matter even

if you think it's too late the damage is

done it's not the more sunscreen

you use later in life the more you can

reverse some of that damage if there was

one thing in my life that I can go back

and redo it would be the sun damage that

I've done when I was younger I thought I

wouldn't care when I got to be this age

I thought I'll be an old lady I will be

happy to have wrinkly skin oh my god and

I'm very concerned about my crazy

wrinkly spotted skin so it's no fun so

if you can do things to prevent it like

wearing sunscreen why not so a couple of

sunscreens that I have to show you today

the sunscreen and moisturizer all in one

that you could use is the servi a.m.

facial moisturizing lotion

it contains ceramide and I assumed I'd

and hyaluronic acid as well as an SPF 30

some other sunscreens that I really love

that are easy to use that look good

under makeup by Neutrogena this is their

ultra sheer liquid this is an SPF 70

product by Shiseido that's kind of more

of a BB cream with a little bit of a

tint to it it comes in three different

colors is their sports BB broad-spectrum

SPF 50 plus another one that I just

discovered this was the winner in my

recent round of mineral sunscreen

testing is the Australian gold botanical

sunscreens tinted base SPF 50 don't just

put it on your face and stop here put it

down your neck on your chest and on your

hands because those are places that

start to show your age as well and need

protection alright so moving on

supplementation when our skin is young

is live a factory that's in full

production mode so is working 24/7 to

produce everything skin needs to look

and feel its best so you don't need to

supplement that process while it's still

working really well unfortunately what

science has discovered is that that

process starts slowing down as early as

you're 20 a recent study found that skin

starts reducing antioxidants in our 20s

and that leaves skin vulnerable to

attacks from free radicals so the 20s

would seem to be a good time to add more

antioxidants into both your diet and

your skincare routine in your diet you

can get antioxidants by eating fish that

are high in omega-3s and omega-6s

like salmon green leafy vegetables like

kale and broccoli they're also plentiful

in nuts and legumes like so almond and

beans but you can also supplement from

the outside in so that makes your 20s a

great time to add in a serum or

moisturizer that contains ingredients

that are antioxidants like a vitamin C

green tea vitamin E niacinamide and even

some peptides for vitamin C serums one

that I use and love is by a company

called timeless this is their 20% ce4

rule ik acid serum this contains vitamin

C and vitamin E this will help to

brighten your skin and as I said it will

help to fight those free radicals that

go around breaking down the scaffolding

that keeps your skin looking plump and

youthful another nice moisturizer that's

packed full of antioxidants and peptides

is the man heavy face cream I really

love this one it's got peptides acai

argan oil and resveratrol so going back

to the factory analogy as we get into

our 30s it shuts down a little bit more

and it starts shutting down the collagen

and elastin portion of the factory our

skin reduces the amount of collagen and

elastin that it makes by about 1% a year

so if that starts in your 30s by the

time you're in your 50s you're down 20%

so it's really great to start

supplementing that when you're in your

thirties so the treatment that you want

for building more collagen are either

retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids of the

retinoids there are two ways to go there

are prescription retinoids tretinoin or

retin-a is the prescription retinol is

the over-the-counter the kind of thing

that you can get in the drugstore so a

retinol that I like is again by CeraVe

this is their skin renewing cream serum

this kind of time released retinol in it

so you would put this on at night before

you go to bed I do recommend using your

retinoids at night because they can be

degraded by the Sun and be made less

effective another one is by the ordinary

advanced retinoid 2% they also have a 1%

and then of course when you're ready to

bump up to the prescription you would go

up to a prescription tred million I use

the generic and I'm a

0.1% this is the strongest strength you

can get I recommend if you're going to

use it over the long haul that you do

give your skin time to acclimate you can

start in at a weaker strength which is

the 0.02 percent you could work up to

the 0.05 and then all the way up to one

taking you know five years to do it even

if when you go into this you only use it

once a week for the first couple of

months then you go up to twice a week

for another couple months it's okay

because your skin is still making you

know 99% of the collagen or by the time

you're 35 is making 95% of the collagen

so you don't really have to jump in with

the whole irritating you know

prescription thing you can kind of start

supplementing slowly and then by the

time you're 40 maybe you're up to this

you know when your skin is acclimated

and it never goes through the ugly phase

where you look 10 years older okay so

then on to the alpha hydroxy acids

glycolic acid is the most effective of

them this is a pixie toner it's called

their glow tonic you just put this on a

little cotton round and wipe it over

your face and you leave it on there so

you could do that in the morning or you

can do that at night

glycolic acid is the strongest of the

acids it's the one that will have the

most side effects as far as peeling and

potential for irritation you might want

to try a slightly less irritating acid

one of those is lactic acid a product

that has lactic acids that I like is

from the ordinary this is their lactic

acid 5% plus hyaluronic acid 2% another

alpha hydroxy acid you can use is

mandelic acid and that one is a bigger

molecule so it doesn't absorb into your

skin quite as readily as glycolic acid

so it's less irritating and a product

that contains mandelic acid as well as

lactic acid and salicylic acid which is

good for acne and enlarged pores is this

Colleen Rothschild mandelic acid

radiance serum but with both retinoids

and L hydroxy acids they do stand the

outer layer of your skin which is dead

skin anyway but that dead skin really

does protect from the Sun so I don't

want you to start using glycolic acid or

retinol if you're not going to commit to

using sunscreen because you're just

going to do more damage to your skin in


long run if you don't use a sunscreen

with this stuff all right so moving on

into the 40s to around 45 up into 50 and

beyond when you hit menopause then

you'll notice your skin becomes

drastically drier you'd definitely be

doing all that stuff that I recommended

for the 20s and the 30s but you should

also be looking to add more moisture

back and protecting your moisture

barrier so where when you were younger

you might have used like a foaming face

wash now it's the time to use a nice

gentle face wash you'll see I use a lot

of Cera beauty products I love them the

face wash that I use is the CeraVe

hydrating cleanser this is so free and I

also really like this man hippy cream

cleanser the main thing is to try to

clean your skin gently so that you keep

your moisture barrier intact so that's

one way to help your skin to stay more

moisturize another way is to put on a

nice creamy heavy duty moisturizer at

night couple that I recommend are the

Cera VPN this contains niacin amide and

ceramide and hyaluronic acid so this is

going to protect your moisture barrier

as well as help with free radical damage

and the olay regenerist micro-sculpting

cream this is a nice nighttime

moisturizer it's a little thicker a

little heavier but it does contain

niacinamide hyaluronic acid and some

peptides so it does work to help

anti-age your skin during the night

everyone asks for an eye cream

recommendation I personally don't use a

separate eye cream I just use all my

anti-aging actives and put them like

under my eyes where they can have the

most benefit but if you are looking for

an eye cream one that I did try and I

did enjoy using was L'Oreal aged perfect

Hydra nutrition eye and it just helps to

hydrate the eye area a little bit more

so the last thing that I wanted to touch

on our things that you can't do at home

in office procedures like lasers IPL's

injectables like Botox ki and I know a

lot of younger people do use it for

prevention and on myself being you know

54 I like it because I've been using

Botox especially right in my 11th year

since I was in my 40s and you know it's

wore off right now and I don't have a

wrinkle there so definitely I do believe

in the ejecta bowls at least Botox for

prevention because if it prevents you

from squinting up your eyes or you know

pulling that wrinkle together it

definitely prevent the wrinkle from

forming the question that I always

wrestle with is you know at what age did

you start doing that the thing you have

to weigh out is how much money you have

versus how long you have to use it so if

you start using Botox in your 20s to

prevent you know a wrinkle that's going

to form in the future well then you have

to keep paying for it forever my point

about Botox is that it really does work

so you can wait until you actually have

a wrinkle and then use it if you're

younger I would say try the topical

stuff first and see how it works

you know you can always go to Botox

later as far as lasers go I feel like

their main purpose is for some damage so

if you don't get the sun damage in the

first place and hopefully you will never

need a laser treatment so for in office

procedures you know it's between you and

your wallet and your doctor what they

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