I am not a dermatologist, aesthetician, or beauty blogger, but I do get quite a few questions about skincare because I am always transparent on my regimen. Everything I am sharing is my opinion.
First of all, I don't believe you are ever too young to start caring about your skin and it's never too late to adjust how you care for your skin. There is no magic solution, and believe no one who tells you this. Also, never believe anyone who says a product can replace staying hydrated, injectables, lasers, or chemical peels. Sorry ladies (and gents) , it's just the reality. From dark spots, melasma, to wrinkles, I figured it out around the age of 28 and religiously follow a regimen twice a day.
Now I know not everyone has the budget to spend thousands on lasers, injections or products. But I will share what I swear by, what's the price points are, and other ways you can still take care of your skin and spend minimal!
PROFESSIONAL AND MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE
Hello Skinmedica : The professional and medical grade skincare line that no other skincare line can compare to ( IMO of course). Skinmedica is an Allergan company ... you know, the brilliant scientists and company behind Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse. I have tried so many skincare lines, but nothing compares to Skinmedica. Nothing actually compares to the price either, in a not so affordable way. It's not cheap. But that is why there's a difference between a Kia and a Mercedes. You get what you pay for.
INJECTABLES / LATISSE
I am approaching 35, as I know many of my friends are as well. I actually began Botox at the age of 28. Why? Because I believe if wrinkles aren't created, you never have to treat them or stress over them when you wake up one morning and realize your 35 year old face looks 45. Just like health and fitness ... If you take care of yourself now, it's much easier later in life. If you didn't know ... your skin is the largest organ in your body! I also spent much of my twenties staring at a computer and began seeing the "magic 11" appear in the middle of my forehead .... and I didn't like it. After years of sun damage, I was already on a path of mass skin destruction. Do what makes YOU feel better. That's my motto. Also, make sure you go to someone you trust. A dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or nurse who is trained to put needles in your face. It's no joke.
In conclusion, above are the products I use and the regime that works for ME. Everyone's skin is different and everyone has cared for their skin differently over the years. There are so many different choices out there when it comes to skin care and also know you do not have to spend your entire paycheck on a regimen, but above are some of favorites and can easily be picked and chosen! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to pick my brain about getting needles in your face :-)