Using Anti-Aging Products at 25 | Smart or Just Sad?
Written by Lindsay Ropella
You guys, I’ve been keeping a secret from you. I had been trying to hide it but today I decided to just come clean. Okay here it goes…
A few months back I saw a line. On my face. And I would swear on my life that it wasn’t there the day before. Don’t believe me, ask my husband. He’s very versed in line-on-my-face-gate since it was the topic of discussion that entire afternoon.
And like any good Millennial does, I proceeded to spend that entire evening googling why-oh-why was this happening to me and how do I get rid of it ASAP. In my “research,” I discovered time and time again the experts letting me know that once you start getting fine lines and wrinkles there isn’t much this side of botox you can do to get rid of them, and that your best bet is prevention in the first place.
Which is just about as good as an “I told you so” from a high school rival in my book, and caused webMD to almost find itself demolished with a sledgehammer. but I digress…
The more I thought about it the more I remembered being told in college that you really should start using anti-aging products and/or an anti-aging regimen at age 25. If you don’t know I just turned 25 a few months back, so I figure there must be some truth to that recommendation.
I started looking into a myriad of products and anti-aging tips, both of the natural and store-bought variety. I was shocked to discover how many different brands actually have a specific anti-aging line. And if you ask me, my personal opinion is that some of that is probably just marketing tactics. I’m sure some of them work, but how do you know that difference? Before I turned my entire makeup and skincare routine completely on it’s head, I decide to get a bit more feedback first.
So that’s what I’m doing here today. Asking you, my computer buddies. What are your thoughts on this whole “anti-aging” thing? I thought it would be interesting to do a little poll of our readers, so why don’t you leave your response below? Once you do, you will be able to see what everyone else is saying as well.
So, what have I been doing in the meantime?
Well, I decided that I would just do some things. Way to commit, I know.
But during my research I noticed that there were a few things I could easily switch up in my skincare routine to start taking a little bit better care of my skin and hopefully slow the “aging” process. Three of the biggest changes I made were to, 1. make sure I was cleansing my face EVERY night before bed and not pulling the I’m-too-tired card. In fact, I’ve started washing my face earlier in the evening so that I don’t run into that issue. 2. I’ve upped my sunscreen SPF to 50 for my face. I’m a little scared about it for the summer, but I figure if I get stuck with a white face I will just pile on the bronzer. 3. I’ve added a Vitamin C serum to my routine. Number 15 on webMD’s list of “23 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles” said that adding a topical Vitamin C to your skincare routine is one of the best ways to reduce wrinkles.
Over the past couple months I’ve tried a few varieties of serums including the one by Ole Henriksen, but my favorite has to be the Vitamin C Serum by Joy and Karma.
This stuff is awesome! I love that it’s 72% organic and is formulated without parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, silicones, or artificial colors or ingredients. I specifically like this serum compared to some of the other brands I’ve used because Joy and Karma’s serum is not as thick as others, which enables it to glide on very easily. Because it’s not super sticky, I’m able to use it in the morning under makeup as well as in the evening. Their formulation is extremely versatile and can be mixed with lotions, creams, even certain foundations!
It’s also super affordable for us gals on a budget. You can find it here on Amazon.
You are more than welcome to purchase it from the link above, however Joy and Karma is just so awesome that once they found out I loved their product, they offered to provide TNN readers with a coupon code for half off your first bottle! This means that you can get this liquid gold for only $7! In order to redeem, just click here and copy the coupon code.
And if that wasn’t awesome enough, Joy and Karma has agreed to give away two of their best-selling products to a lucky winner! You will get either a bottle of their Vitamin C serum, or their Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which includes Vitamins C, E, and MSM, and is a specific anti-aging serum that will hydrate your eyes, skin, neck, and diminish wrinkles.
Jealous of you. Picking my own Hyaluronic Acid Serum up ASAP.
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