When to start prepping the skin for aging?

You’re never too young to take anti-aging seriously.

Anti-aging, treatment, skincare, routine, youthful, complexion

Yes, don’t wait for wrinkles or aging signs to appear. Our daily hustle-bustle, pollution, regular sun exposure, blue light from our screens, and unhealthy lifestyle may cause a decrease in the radiance and health of our skin. Then our skin becomes dry, dehydrated, sagging and pale. It loses its glow from inside and this is what accelerates the aging process of your skin.

 Why let such a condition be created? Why don’t we take proper care a little earlier? Let’s see how to maintain the elasticity and youth of your complexion with care. 

When to start prepping the skin for aging?

No there’s no such hard and fast rule for this. Though it’s always good to start from early teenage. Actually you need to start the proper care whenever you feel that your youthful complexion has started to become dehydrated or loose. As you realize it, step into a special anti-aging beauty routine.

What is the best anti-aging routine for youthful complexion?

I’m going to share some simple yet pocket-friendly tips that I only apply on myself. These remedies will leave you looking fresher and rejuvenated.

Don’t skip cleansing twice a day:

You know, proper cleansing can turn your pale, sagging skin into a bright, youthful one. So, start your day with washing your face with a good cleanser that doesn’t make you feel dry. A clean and fresh face is the basic thing for starting your daily ritual. Gentle washing is what you need to remove dirt, pollutants and makeup. Pick up a gentle, herbal facewash/powder cleanser to start your day. Double cleansing in the evening is suggested to remove sunscreen and makeup everyday.

You need a toner:

After cleansing apply an alcohol-free toner. It will give you a toned and refreshed face. It also removes remaining impurities or makeup and prepares your skin to absorb other products. There are plenty of toners/mists to incorporate in your routine. I personally use hydrosols because of their hydrating, calming and relaxing effects.

Consider sunscreen as your best friend:

Believe me this is the best way to get flawless skin even in your 50’s. When I was about to start my anti-aging care at my teenage, the first thing I did, visited a dermatologist. She prescribed me to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion with SPF 30. That’s because this is the single most important investment if you want a healthy glowing and supple skin.

All our anti-aging habits might focus on dealing with the damages done by UV rays, pollution, climate change or blue screen lights. 

You need to use sunscreen every single day and everywhere including indoors. So, it’s crucial to make sure you are applying enough on all your exposed parts like face, neck, ears, back, hands and legs. Do carry in your purse wherever you go, so that you can reapply every four hours.

Incorporate a serum to your PM routine:

A good serum enriched with rose water, vitamin C, niacinamide and also some powerful botanical extracts and nourishing oils can do magic. Apply on your cleansed and toned skin every night. Serum will help reduce sun damage, expression lines, balance the complexion and work on pigmentations. Start using serums in the routine at your 30’s.

Don’t ignore the power of a good moisturizer:

Your skin, especially the exposed parts like face, neck, ears, and chest is very sensitive to environmental hazards. When you massage a moisturizer on those parts, it helps protect, repair and hydrate giving you a healthy, radiant complexion you always dream of. Choose water-based moisturizer if you have oily, combination or normal skin. For dry skin persons, oil-based ones will work much to treat your dry, itchy and flaky texture.

Invest in a good eye cream:

Why eye cream? Because eye creams are specifically designed to treat the most delicate part of your face, the area around the eyes. Crow’s feet, eye bags, dark circles, fine lines are the big concerns for most people. You need to look for a hydrating and nourishing product to target your specific concern. So, pick up an eye cream containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, peptides, and some skin- friendly botanicals.

Healthy lifestyle:

Only topical application of different skincare products is not enough. If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, it can also aggravate the aging process. Let’s check what you can do then.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Poor diet habit not only causes health issues, but can leave your complexion looking dehydrated, aged or unhealthy as well. Include fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains etc.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Exercise daily. Regular physical activities like walking, yoga sessions, aerobics, swimming and other physical activities can keep you relaxed and stress free.
  • Quit smoking. We all know that smoking can be harmful for our heart or lung. Do you know it can also be the cause of aging faster?
  • Get adequate sleep. It will keep you happy and lower your depression, stress and anxiety, some of the well-known causes of fine lines or wrinkles.
  • Try to stay stress free. Stress can accelerate the aging process, giving you a dull and lifeless complexion. Meditation, proper sleep, indulging in hobbies, happy family life are some key factors to stay relaxed.
Hopefully, you’ll find this post helpful. If have any suggestions, feel free to comment here.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and powered by Deyga.

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  1. Ghazala

    September 8, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Nice post with useful tips. I was not knowing that sunscreen can be helpful as an anti ageing product 🙂
    Will include that in my skincare now.

  2. Shreemayee

    September 8, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Surely do. It's the most important thing.

  3. smita saksena

    September 11, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Very useful and informative post. Really we don't need to wait till we get any problem… let's start taking care now itself. Thanks for sharing such an amazing post.

  4. Deliciously Alive

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    You have given very helpful suggestions. My dermatologist told me that an anti aging skin care routine should start from age 25, but i guess its never too late to start following your tips.

  5. Raghav

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I would be hitting 30 in a couple of months. For someone who couldn’t care less about skin etc., this post looks scary. 😂

  6. Mayura Amarkant

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Wow! Very useful post for those who wish to look bright and beautiful at all times. Aging is a reality, however, your post made me realise I could stall it for a while with proper care and routine. Thank you for writing this informative post.

  7. Vasumathi DS Ponday

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    iam quite lazy when it comes to skin care. But do wash my face frequently through the day and moisturize. Thanks for sharing such detailed tips.

  8. aditi

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    You are right in saying that it is never too early to start anti-ageing treatment of the skin. You've shared all relevant beauty tips:)

  9. Memory Flies

    September 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I am lazy when it comes to skin care. Being stay at home mom i bearly wash my face twice. But now i feel to take care. Thank you for the tips.

  10. Shreemayee

    September 11, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for your words of appreciation.

  11. Shreemayee

    September 11, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Glad to know that you've found it helpful.

  12. Shreemayee

    September 11, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    It's not good to wash your face frequently. You can do it max thrice a day.

  13. Abha Singh

    September 12, 2021 at 5:49 am

    I wish I could follow all these tips. I totally agree with all the pointers. I must say this is a very informative post.

  14. Shreemayee

    September 12, 2021 at 5:50 am

    They're very easy to follow. You can follow those tips.

  15. every corner of world

    September 12, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    These are some best practises to keep your skin healthy and fresh and also preventing anti ageing process. I generally do all these process everyday to make my skin healthy and cheerful.

  16. Madhu Bindra

    September 12, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I am above 70 and I have aged 🙂 But my skin is still quite good yet. The secret is not to experiment too much and avoid using chemicals.

  17. Shail Thosani

    September 12, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I follow most of the pointers for my skin but I have never used a serum yet. Very informative post!

  18. Satabdi

    September 12, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I've been hearing this refrain about using sunscreen lotion every day, even indoors. Which one would you recommend?

  19. Shreemayee

    September 12, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    This is really a good practice 🙂

  20. Shreemayee

    September 12, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    You can start using serums.

  21. Shreemayee

    September 12, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    You can check with Reequil.

  22. I Choose to be...

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Agree with you that sun damage is the biggest culprit here.

  23. Pooja Jha

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Thank you for penning down such simple and pocket friendly Skin care routine for aging gracefully

  24. Harjeet Kaur

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Excellent pointers for anti ageing routine. I have tried to follow most of them but now age is catching up.One should start at 30, I guess and use the best creams and serums.

  25. Ms Arora

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Moisturizer is needed at any stage to have good skin alongwith lots of water.
    Perfect pointers

  26. Mehul Kaku

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Some useful tips here. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Ritu

    September 13, 2021 at 3:53 am

    I follow the cleansing – toning – moisturizing regimen religiously. You have shared some great tips, particularly about the sunscreen. People do not realize the amount of damage the UV rays do until it is too late.

  28. Shreemayee

    September 13, 2021 at 3:54 am

    25 is the best time as I think.

  29. KickUpstairs

    September 14, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Wonderful pointers for skin care, specially while entering into 30s. Women always ignore taking care of her skin. Your detailed articles will make them understand why our skin needs attention and take care.

  30. A Lady Lawyer

    September 23, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    You have encapsulated a wholesome skincare routine very well in this post.

  31. Alpana

    September 23, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    I have never tried serum but have read a lot about it’s benefits. Glad you mentioned about sunscreen. I have seen many don’t use sunscreen when indoors.

  32. Shreemayee

    September 23, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Yes, though sunscreen is extremely important.

  33. Raksha N Prasad

    September 24, 2021 at 6:41 am

    It is so important to take care of the skin. I learned it the hard way and I am still facing the consequences. I always make sure I moisturise and use sun screen as they are my two go to products. Thanks for these tips, I will look into the other ones too.

  34. Surbhi prapanna

    September 24, 2021 at 6:41 am

    You had said it all. yes, skin care should be a combination of healthy lifestyle routine and following a proper cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine. thanks for reminding all essential steps.

  35. Ruchi Mayank Verma

    September 26, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Really like the way you have shared the doable things to make our skin look better. Even I believe that investing and good eye care products is very important

  36. Varsh

    September 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    A healthy lifestyle and a good skincare routine can definitely stall the aging process. Personally, I rely on a good moisturizer and apply a Vit C serum at night.

  37. Rakhi

    September 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I think it is important to start the skin care right when you hit 20. Preparing the skin for ageing is important so that you dont suffer from fine lines and wrinkles at later stages.


    September 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Wow thats a beautifully penned article.. Its important to treat skin to its best and prepping it for aging on time. Your article is indeed very insightful

  39. jyoti @momcaptureslife

    September 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I wish I could follow all these tips. I totally agree with all the pointers. I must say this is a very informative post.

  40. Jhilmil D Saha

    September 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    It is always a delight to read your skin care posts. These tips are very doable and can be followed by any one.

  41. Priyal

    September 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    A healthy lifestyle is very important for good and glowing skin. You have shared very useful tips in this post. Thanks

  42. Rahul Prabhakar

    September 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    As a man, taking care of your skin after a certain age becomes all the more important. I trust a men's face cream and face wash from a reliable brand like The Body Shop.

  43. Hansa Kajaria

    September 27, 2021 at 2:43 am

    I took skin care very casually until I crossed my thirties and started witnessing wrinkles and and fine lines. That is when I realize that I need to work hard and take care of my skin to prevent premature aging. Hence I set up a routine for day-and-night to pamper and nourish my skin And keep it healthy.

  44. Rakhi Jayashankar

    September 27, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I used to follow.all these steps before lockdown but once the pandemic hit, everything is toppled and it changed my skin drastically. Gotta get back to my skincare routine

  45. Shreemayee

    September 27, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Following this routine isn't much difficult. Start now ☺️.

  46. Shreemayee

    September 27, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Yeah, definitely healthy lifestyle is the key.

  47. Shreemayee

    September 27, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Yeah, they're really good.

  48. sadvika annam

    January 22, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    I a guilty of skipping few steps. And would love to start over again to take care of my skin in my 30's.

  49. Varsh

    January 23, 2022 at 8:11 am

    A good skincare routine can help make our skin look youthful and fresh at any age. Healthy lifestyle has its perks too and must be followed.

  50. Sindhu

    January 24, 2022 at 3:41 am

    You've chosen all necessary products for skincare. As you said there is no specific age to start with.
    – sindhu

  51. jhilmildsaha

    January 24, 2022 at 3:41 am

    I had been so careless about skincare during my twenties that it had taken a troll on my skin. I wish I was aware of these pointers at that time.

  52. Swati

    January 24, 2022 at 3:41 am

    I agree getting good skin is a combination of good hair care regimen, good health care products with healthy food. And if started early it always better.

  53. Sandy N Vyjay

    January 24, 2022 at 3:41 am

    These are really good points to keep in mind for preparing the skin for ageing. Cleansing and moisturizing, as well as a good diet and sufficient sleep are so important.

  54. Shreemayee

    January 24, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Ya, there's no specific time, though it's good to start from the age of 25.

  55. Shreemayee

    January 24, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Hahaha, better late than never. So, start from today 😀

  56. Rakhi

    February 25, 2022 at 6:18 am

    I guess its never too early to start taking care of the skin. In fact I feel right once you reach 25 one should start taking care of the skin.

  57. Judy

    February 25, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Even I understood the use of sunscreen and toner is so important especially for my skin. Aging is one issue but also these products help in minimizing the open pores and prevent from acne. Also healthy diet is important

  58. Snigdha Prusti

    February 25, 2022 at 6:18 am

    I think we should be careful for our skin since our mid twenties. Your tips are so helpful.

  59. Hansa Kajaria

    February 25, 2022 at 6:19 am

    True it's never too early to start skin care. I didn't use Sunscreen in collage days n by the time I was 22 or 23 I had a permanent tan patch on my forehead which is still visible slightly. So now I make sure I take utmost care n follow my routines.

  60. Roma Gupta Sinha

    February 25, 2022 at 6:20 am

    I am guilty of nor paying attention so far buddy but now for sure I will work on the tips provided by you.

  61. Shreemayee

    February 25, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Yes, 25 is the best time to start.

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