When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Cream?

When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Cream

It's never too early to begin a beauty ritual that helps you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed. Developing healthy skin care habits is an important part of that. In addition, it's important to consider your overall approach to wellness.

Consuming nutrient-rich foods, drinking plenty of fluids, and getting exercise helps your body look and feel better. Also, your attitude toward yourself and others can impact your physical and mental health.

At JUARA, we are inspired by Jamu, the ancient Indonesian herbal and wellness tradition that takes an intentional, holistic approach to beauty. If you focus on joy, community, and relationships rather than solely trying to fight against time and turn back the clock, you'll see how the whole experience shifts.

When you apply our toners or our turmeric eye creams, we hope you appreciate every step of the process and engage all your senses.

Let the tropical scent send your mind on a mini vacation. Feel the silky texture as the cream caress your skin and under eye bags. Take a deep dive into the indulgence and allow yourself the space and time for self-care.

With all of that said, we take anti-aging skincare solutions seriously. We rely on science and dermatologist testing to bring you the best of all that falls under the category of anti-aging skin care.

So when should you start using these anti-aging products? Let's take a closer look at what that means, and when to begin.

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Take preventative steps to minimize premature aging 

Not everyone thinks about sunscreen as an anti-aging product, but it's a major ally in preventing sun damage that can take the form of fine lines, wrinkles, redness, roughness, and age spots.

Damage occurs when ultraviolet (UV) light comes into prolonged contact with unprotected skin. This can cause changes at the cellular level and deep in the dermis where it may take a while to surface and become visible.

Minimizing sun exposure and wearing sunscreen is something you can and should start at a younger age. It's something to think about even before your 20s or 30s. Sun protection will help slow down the skin's aging process.

When it comes to wellness and overall skin health, it's a good idea to think about protection and prevention now, so you don't have to do as much to address premature signs of aging later.

In addition to wearing protective clothing and staying in the shade, you should incorporate sunscreen in your skincare routine. You can apply SPF lotion as a separate step, or make sure you are using anti-aging products with an SPF of 30 or higher.

You can still have your fun in the sun, just be prepared. If possible, stay out of the sun between the  hours of 10 am and 3 pm when the ultraviolet rays are the strongest. Plus that way, if you're heading to the beach, you might even avoid the crowds and secure a sweet parking space!

Using anti-aging products with sunscreen will reduce visible signs of skin aging

What do anti-aging products do?

There are a lot of anti-aging products out there, and most people are overwhelmed by all the options. What do each of the various ingredients do and how can they help improve appearance?

As already mentioned, we can consider sunscreen an anti-aging product, and its role is to protect the skin against external factors like oxidative stress. Most other anti-aging products are designed to repair the damage that's been done and encourage skin regeneration.

Different ingredients achieve this in different ways.

Certain anti-aging products will address the loss of collagen. Collagen provides elasticity and firmness to our tissue. Our bodies' production of this protein slows down as we age, and UV radiation also creates enzymes that further degrade collagen and elastin.

Some anti-aging products - like an enzyme scrub - work to smooth and soften the surface of our skin so that it appears more radiant and youthful.

Other creams contain ingredients that focus on brightening, in an effort to reduce dark spots. Some products address the loss of moisture and help with overall hydration.

Let's learn a little more about how these ingredients and products address skin aging.

Antioxidants fight free radicals for younger-looking skin 

We've already alluded to the havoc that UV rays, pollutants, and other environmental aggressors can inflict on the skin, all of which contribute to early signs of aging. And while there is no cure, per se, for some of the damage done, you can seek out skincare products with antioxidant activity.

When you start using anti-aging products, you may notice the presence of green tea in the ingredient list.

Skin care studies have backed up claims that the topical application of green tea can slow the signs of skin aging. Epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) is the catechin in green tea that provides it with antioxidant power, imbuing it with a calming effect and the ability to reduce redness.

Vitamin E provides many benefits to the body. It nourishes, moisturizes, and brings its potent antioxidant power. It's sometimes listed as tocopherol on anti-aging skin care products, but however it's written, vitamin E helps defend the skin against oxidative stress and other irritants.

Vitamin E works synergistically with vitamin C, so if you start using anti-aging products that contain both, then they're doing double duty.

Vitamin C is another antioxidant that’s often used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It makes skin more resilient and can get rid of dark spots and even out skin tone. In addition, it helps with hydration, which is always an essential factor in fresher skin.

Vitamin A is another antioxidant worth mentioning. It fights free radicals and helps with skin cell turnover.

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An essential cream for your skin care routine

The Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm by JUARA harnesses naturally-occurring antioxidants and other skin-supporting ingredients and delivers them directly to your hands. Literally.

This nourishing cream contains coconut and candlenut oils, which are rich in healthy fats and vitamins A and E. The mangosteen butter contains vitamin C. The antioxidants in this balm help protect your hands - one of the areas where visible signs of aging appear first.

Our hands will inevitably change during the aging process. We often get unwanted age spots and discoloration. Sometimes the skin can become rougher and lose elasticity because of the decline in collagen production.

In addition, the skin starts to thin. However, you're not helpless against the steady march of time as far as it affects your hands.

The Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm can be your BFF. It strengthens nails and heals cuticles, bringing both moisture and relief. Oat bran and sea algae also pack a punch when it comes to minimizing fine lines and dealing with dark spots.

Smooth on this silky balm and instantly replenish dry and dull skin.

You'll love how it feels as you rub it into your hands and will be delighted by the indulgent tropical  aroma of fresh coconut and tropical flowers.

Coconut keeps skin smooth and supple while slowing down the aging process

Retinol encourages the renewal of skin cells

We mentioned above how retinoids, or topical vitamin A–based drugs, can help counter the effects of aging. Let's dig a little deeper.

Using anti-aging products with retinol, a type of retinoid, promotes skin cell turnover for an overall smoother appearance. Retinyl palmitate, a gentler retinoid, boosts collagen fiber levels, which also leads to a more youthful look.

Retinoids were first used for acne treatment, but researchers soon realized there were additional benefits, like a reduction in hyperpigmentation and increased shedding of the superficial layer of cells.

Retinoids also improve evenness in skin tone by stimulating the production of new blood vessels.

It can take several months to see results, and it's a good idea to consult with a dermatologist because retinoids can cause dryness, flakiness, and irritation. They cause sensitivity to sunlight, so it's often recommended to apply these types of products in the evening.

Special considerations for sensitive skin 

There are also plant-based retinol alternatives that help the skin recover from environmental stress and various signs of aging. JUARA Miracle Tea Recovery Creme boasts one such beauty-boosting retinol alternative. And because it doesn't cause sensitivity to the sun, you can apply it without worry day or night.

It works wonders just like retinol, encouraging the production of new skin cells as it smoothes, firms, and brightens. However, you won't experience the typical side effects of redness or peeling.

The Miracle Tea Recovery Creme contains tea ferment (commonly called kombucha), ginger, glycerin, and a nutrient-rich mix of natural oils like coconut and avocado. Ginger is known for reinvigorating the skin, while glycerin is super hydrating.

Kombucha contains naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids lactic and malic acid, which encourage gentle exfoliation for fresher-looking skin. It also has soothing B-Vitamins and a stabilized, long-release form of Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that strengthens and brightens skin.

You don't have to wait until your later years to start using this product. Because it contains an abundance of nourishing ingredients and no harsh chemicals, it's great for any age. Go ahead and get yourself some as soon as you feel ready for more refreshed skin.

Smooth it on, sleep the night away, and wake up to a more moisturized and revitalized complexion.

The miracle tea recovery creme contains kombucha and many anti-aging ingredients

Glycolic acid is another go-to anti-aging ingredient

Glycolic acid is a popular alpha-hydroxy acid, in part because it's small and able to penetrate the skin deeply.

It’s an effective exfoliator, which helps with a number of issues that plague aging skin. This type of chemical exfoliation manages to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin, and help improve texture.

It is often used in professional peels along with other treatments in order to give your skin a jumpstart and a new lease on life. It does away with a layer of dead skin and boosts collagen production.

However, like those wrinkle-fighting creams with vitamin A derivatives, using glycolic acid will make you more sensitive to the sun, so it's super important to stay out of direct sunlight or use copious amounts of  sunscreen if you do decide to go out.

You can start using anti-aging products with glycolic acid in your 30s, if not before. It provides benefits for just about everyone. In the long run, it means fewer lines and wrinkles, and a more radiant skin care routine and complexion.

Hyaluronic acid is helpful for all skin types

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a humectant. This means it draws moisture to the uppermost layer of your epidermis and helps with hydration.

If we haven't already mentioned it above, moisture is a matter of utmost importance when it comes to healthy skin. Dry skin will undoubtedly make you look older, as it tends to reveal more imperfections and accentuate lines.

Having a mega moisturizer like hyaluronic acid will not only help improve your appearance, but is a skin care essential.

Hyaluronic acid is another ingredient that you can incorporate into your skin care routine early and often.

Whatever your specific skin type hyaluronic acid helps

Lend a hand to those hands

We've already sung the praises of the Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm, but do you know what's even better? The Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm and two additional hand-helpers you can use every day to keep germs at bay and smooth out aging, dry, or rough skin.

JUARA Healthy Hands Trio contains the Candlenut Bar Soap, JUARA Hand Sanitizer, and the Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm.

The Candlenut Bar Soap goes above and beyond the average bar of soap. It kills the germs and viruses that concern us all, but it's super moisturizing as well.

While people of all ages can use this soap, it was specially formulated for dry hands. It contains candlenut, coconut, and moringa oils, as well as mango and shea butters.

You can work it into a rich lather and use it all over your body. These nourishing ingredients leave you feeling soft and clean, and won't strip your skin of its natural oils.

JUARA Hand Sanitizer is an upgrade from your run-of-the-mill hand sanitizer. It's FDA approved to kill viruses and germs, and does so with a non-sticky finish. The JUARA hand sanitizer has a smooth feel with a clean scent and works fast with no water needed.

It doesn't leave you high and dry like far too many hand sanitizers out there. 

When you're on your search for anti-aging products, be sure to remember those hands!

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