Beauty 999: When should I start using anti-ageing creams?

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Prevention is better than cure, but when should you start taking anti-ageing seriously?

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Q: At what age should I start using anti-ageing skin creams? Is it too late to fight fine lines in my 30s?

We went straight to the experts for this one. Cue advice from Darphin's UK Education Manager, Antonia Wheatley.

First signs of ageing


"Different skin types age slightly differently. For example a dry or dehydrated skin may be more prone to the premature appearance of fine lines, whereas an oily skin is more prone to premature sagging due to its thicker and heavier texture.

"The reality is that skin begins to age from your mid-twenties and the first signs of ageing are not necessarily lines, but a general dullness and lacklustre skin that no longer appears as visibly radiant as it has done previously.

"The rate at which skin ages is essentially down to two factors – genes and lifestyle."

So what should you use right now?


After our chat with Antonia, this is what we'd recommend.

If you're still in your twenties or early thirties, chances are you're looking good. So opt for lighter, preventative skin cream like the Darphin Vitalskin range, from £39, darphin.co.uk.

When fine lines or sagging become more prominent, it's time to upgrade to a firming and lifting face cream, like Origins Plantscription™ Powerful lifting cream, £50, origins.co.uk.

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