What is the right age to start a skincare routine?
Sep 14, 2021
Momiji Beauty - Sep 14, 2021
There is a fairly recurring question among people who write to us: "What is the right age to start with a skincare routine?"
Before sharing our top tips with you, I would like to emphasize that the best way to determine when to start using specialized skincare products is to consult with your dermatologist.
Now, I'd like to talk about experience. When I was little, my mom was addicted to skincare. That's why I always had an idea of certain things, like washing my face or using sunscreen (I come from a place with a beach where the sun is very intense). Although I must confess that my relationship with moisturizers was not always the best.
With this I mean that skin care is something that should always exist, regardless of age. Of course, adapted according to your needs. When you are a child, your skin is very delicate and it is very important to create habits such as washing your hands and face, using sunscreen and sunblock. The skin has the same basic needs at all ages, don't forget it.
It is during adolescence that the changes come, and something in common that experts say is that the right age to start forming a skincare routine is from this moment on, that is to say between 13-14 years old.
What is recommended at this age is the basics: cleansing, occasional gentle exfoliation, moisturizer and SPF. It is common for acne problems to arise at this age, and I know, the social pressure is a lot (been there), but before you start using any product it is important that you consult a specialist, because as a teenager our skin is still undecided as to what type we have. It's all chaos, but I swear it will pass.
In the skin care world, there's an endless variety of products, and although it seems easy to pick them up and start using them, it's really best to know your skin before you do it.
This is when our skin has also made up its mind (a little) and it becomes the perfect time to start a more complete skincare routine according to our needs and skin type.
Now, what if there are no signs of aging and/or you don't have problems with acne? You still need to take care of your skin. Remember to cleanse twice a day, moisturize and use sunscreen.
It may seem like an unnecessary waste of time, but your skin will thank you in the future.