I went to one of her events and walked away with a wealth of information regarding my skin and how to take care of it. Kimberly Handy is the owner of GlammGirl Essential Skin Care and her products are for what I’m calling mature skin. The things that happen to your body, your skin after 40 can catch you by surprise. Kimberly was able to give me some tips on maintaining a youthful glow. Today, I’m happy to have Kimberly as a guest blogger. This is a woman who knows skin care and she’s sharing with us here today! Enjoy!
At what age should you start using anti-aging products?
What do you think… 20, 25, 35, 40 or older?
A young lady asked me this question recently at GlammGirl’s Customer Celebration Day. My response will definitely interest you. The aging process is inevitable. As long as we live, we age. However, the signs of aging affect us individually in different ways. The signs of aging actually have nothing to do with a person’s chronological age.[tweet_box]Starting an anti-aging skin care regimen while in your 20s is reasonable if you need it.[/tweet_box]
For others, you may not need it until you are in your 30s or 40s. It’s all relative and there is no magic age to start using anti-aging products. You also want to consider an anti-aging regimen as a preventative measure to slow down the formation of those wrinkles and eliminate those age spots. It’s also important to remember the purpose of anti-aging products is not to prevent or eliminate aging but to slow the process down. The key is to use high performing products with anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, licorice root extract and glycolic acid early and consistently. This means establishing a skin care routine which includes exfoliating and these ingredients.
Let’s look at some of the external factors that contribute to the visible signs of aging. It’s no secret that the biggest culprit in skin care aging is sun damage. This is true for all skin types and skin tones.
Here is a list of “absolutes” that speed up your skin’s aging process:
- Not using sunscreen
- Living in a polluted environment
- Drinking excessively
- High intake of caffeine (caffeine is dehydrating)
- Certain medications
- Unhealthy lifestyle choices (drug addictions, poor eating habits)
Another fact to know is that 30 percent of how we age is genetic. If your parents have “great” skin, then you will benefit from that. On the flip side, if they don’t, you will experience that as well. You want to approach an anti-aging skin care regimen holistically. You must use quality products with high performing ingredients and you must maintain a healthy lifestyle (eating healthy, exercising, drinking tons of water, etc.). I want you to dispel the myth that “anti-aging” products are for women over 40 only.
I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please drop a comment below.
ABOUT KIM: I’m Kim Handy. I wish I could tell you that I am an award winning speaker, best-selling author, teacher and master communicator but…I’m not. I’m just a regular person, like many of you, who is multi-passionate, at times spontaneous, highly introverted and extremely sensitive. I’m 47, married, with no children (by choice) and I am living my best life right now.
Connect with Kim on Facebook or Twitter or the GlammGirl Essential Skin Care site.
Lisa N. Alexander is the author and founder of This Woman Knows and What Million-Dollar Brands Know. She is an award-winning filmmaker, director, producer, and writer and is the owner of PrettyWork Creative.