I’m 21 years old and I’ve never given much thought to using anti-aging products. I was a lifeguard for a couple of years and I’m sure that my German-Irish skin is still hating me for that. I had a pretty dark tan but that’s long since gone. I have very red, sensitive skin and I try not to use too many products because usually it just pisses my skin off. One of my gay male friends started using anti-aging products when he was 14, so I’m wondering if I should start using them now. I try to remember to apply SPF face moisturizer in the mornings, but I’m using a minimal SPF 15 and don’t re-apply throughout the day. I don’t usually wear makeup although I assume that makeup does help cover skin somewhat. I would like to use a higher SPF, but I feel it as being slick on my skin and I hate looking greasy/shiny.
I’m not the kind of girl who takes particularly good care of her appearance. I am a minimalist. Hair in a pony-tail, T-shirt, shorts, flip-flops, and I’m good to go. I know that any skincare plan that requires too many products will quickly be abandoned. That said, I need help figuring out what exactly I should be using.
After doing a bit of research, I’ve found that the average age for starting an anti-aging regimen is around 25. There’s a myriad of creams, lotions, peels, swabs, washes, and who knows what else for day and night. As a consumer, it’s daunting to look at all of the options available. I’ve been considering Avon’s products, as I’ve generally had good experiences with them. Finding a decently priced and effective product is my goal.
Ladies, what do you do for your skin? Do you use anti-aging products, and if so when did you start?