This is always a difficult question to answer. There is no exact age where we all start to look older. Aging is a combination of lots of factors: genetics, lifestyle, environment, stress, etc. The common sense approach works best when you’re thinking of starting an anti-aging regimen – when you see wrinkles start to form – attack them with specialized treatments. Likewise, treat various skin conditions appropriately no matter what your age. Of course you’re unlikely to develop wrinkles when you’re in your early twenties.
Typically, most folks will begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin as they enter their thirties. And for most women (and men today) it’s their late twenties and early to mid-thirties when they begin their battle with father time. But it’s different for everyone – you simply have to begin when you think the products can help.
Prevention is key
The true secret to anti-aging is to delay or prevent aging. Now some of us have good genes and look young for our age already. But lots of other factors can be controlled. Don’t smoke. Eat right. Avoid drugs. Keep drinking alcohol to a minimum. And protect yourself from the sun – from the day you’re a baby until you’re excited they’re serving pudding at lunch in the nursing home.
Don’t stress out
Of course we can’t all be zen masters but keeping stress to a minimum or at least under control can help to stave off the effects of aging. The stress hormone cortisol simply wreaks havoc internally and externally. So if your life is filled with stress – slather on the anti-aging cream or use Bel Mondo Masks – at least until you’re able to move to Maui and relax.