Power your skin potential: When to start using skincare products

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Welcome to the first post in a five-part series about how to power your skin
potential. We’ll cover all things skincare, from powerhouse products to skin
function and structure.

Like most people, you may be wondering when to start using skincare products.
Establishing a regular skincare routine is the best way to enjoy healthy, vibrant-looking skin throughout your life. And while a good routine doesn’t require dozens
of products, it does require consistency. Plus, skincare is self-care—and who doesn’t
love indulging in a little self-care on the daily?

When to start using skin care products

You don’t need a four-step skincare regimen at age six, but you do need to layer on
that sunscreen from an early age. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an
SPF of at least 15 is one of the best ways to battle the harmful effects of the sun’s

And apply it every day, even if you don’t have plans to spend time outside or the
sun isn’t shining. Those wrinkle-and-age spot-inducing rays can get to you through
the clouds and a car window

What to use in your teens and 20s

Good skincare routines start here. The health and appearance of your skin down
the road depends on how you care for it now. Your teen years are blemish time, and
your 20s bring the first signs of aging (gasp!), including:

– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Dryness
– Dullness
– Greater sensitivity
– Age spots

Yes! Age spots can totally show up in your 20s if you spend a lot of time in the sun
and don’t use sunscreen regularly—more reason to apply that SPF.

If you’re in your teens, your skincare routine might be as simple as a gentle cleanser
and moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher. Battling blemishes? Try an oil- or acne-control
cleanser and spot treat with salicylic acid.

As you move into your 20s, power up your skincare regimen with anti-aging
products that promote hydration, support skin renewal, and smooth texture. Look
for products that contain:

– Antioxidants like Vitamin C and green tea help fight free radicals and enhance
your natural glow
– Hydroxy acid to help exfoliate and reveal more radiant-looking skin
– Hyaluronic acid to help deliver deep hydration and improve skin’s resiliency
– And never underestimate the importance of a balancing toner and weekly
exfoliation. Both help slough off old skin cells and wake up a tired-looking

What to use in your 30s, 40s, and beyond

They say 50 is the new 20. Prove them right with standout-looking skin that defies
age. How? Take a proactive approach with wrinkles and own your glow by infusing
your skincare routine with a retinol or retinoid product. When paired with your
favorite hydrating moisturizer, it powers up your skin’s ability to fend off fine lines
and wrinkles.

We’re all for a dynamic age-defying duo!

What’s the difference between retinol and

We’re glad you asked! Retinoid is a term for any product that contains a retinyl
palmitate (Vitamin A) derivative. Prescription-only retinoic acid is the most active
form of retinol. It’s instantly effective, but its higher potency means greater potential
for dryness, redness, and irritation. Over-the-counter retinol is less active and takes
longer to work because the skin has to convert it to retinoic acid before taking
effect. Its lower potency helps minimize harsh side effects with sensitive skin.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stick to the skincare basics:

– Gentle cleanser
– Balancing toner
– Reenergizing serum
– Hydrating moisturizer

Pro tip: Add RENU28® Revitalizing Redox Gel to your day at any age for more
luminous, youthful-looking skin—the kind of complexion that says “you glow, girl!”