Why are Anti-Age Products Counterproductive for Young People?

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Every skincare formula targets specific concerns with its corresponding ingredients. If a formula isn't right for your skin type, it can be harmful. At Jess Beauty, we celebrate youthful, smooth, and radiant skin. While we value anti-aging products that help us towards this path, our priority will always be to guide you towards skincare choices that enhance your natural beauty while maintaining your skin's health.So, if you're unsure about using anti-aging products, this article is for you. Keep reading and find out for yourself!



What are Anti-Aging products?

The realm of anti-aging goes far beyond reach, from  creams and serums, to  treatments specifically designed to combat the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots… you name it! These products often contain active components like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants; ingredients designed for mature skin that can be harsh on younger, more sensitive complexions, potentially leading to irritation, dryness, and damage to the skin barrier.




Are anti-aging products harmful for young Skin?

Listen! It’s great that people want to take care of their skin. We 100% support that! However, it’s crucial to be in a stage of life when anti-aging products and ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or retinol, become necessary. Not just because they’re trending in the skincare scene! Keep reading to find out the recommended time to start an anti age routine.

As you now know, anti-aging products can be harmful for very young skin. Why? Many of these products are formulated with potent ingredients that may be too harsh or irritating for younger, more resilient complexions. Overusing these types of products can disrupt the skin's natural barrier function, leading to inflammation, sensitivity, and other adverse reactions.


Remember young skin is still developing! Furthermore, it already possesses a high level of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Introducing anti-aging products prematurely can interfere with our bodies natural timing, potentially accelerating the aging process instead of preventing it.

At what age should one begin an Anti-Aging routine? Is it safe for teenagers?Should a teenager do it? 

The ideal age to start using anti-aging products varies from person to person and largely depends on individual skin concerns and genetics. Most dermatologists recommend starting an anti-aging regimen in the late twenties to early thirties, when the first signs of aging typically begin to appear.For all you youngsters out there, this means that you don’t actually need them!




Are all  skincare products harmful for young people? 



Not all skincare products are created equally, some may be ideal and some others may be detrimental to youthful skin. Ingredients like alcohol, synthetic fragrances, and harsh exfoliants can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation, especially for younger skin types.



When selecting skincare products for young people, it's crucial to opt for gentle, non-comedogenic formulas that are free from potentially harmful ingredients. All of our products in Jess Beauty are certified GMO free, which means that they were crafted without genetically modified organisms or ingredients, providing a naturally wholesome skincare experience. They are also cruelty free and paraben free!  



But remember! Look for products that are specifically designed for younger skin and labeled as suitable for all skin types, to minimize the risk of adverse reactions.


What do we recommend?



Before incorporating anti-aging products into a skincare routine, it's essential to focus on establishing a solid foundation of basic skincare habits, such as cleansing, moisturizing, and wearing sunscreen everyday. 



And if you love wearing creams and boasting that silky smooth skin glow, you can always begin your journey with our Twin Momma Belly Balm or our Silky Smooth Body Balm; twosoft and butterlike balms that help increase the skin's natural elasticity and glow. 



Step-by-Step: A tailor-made routine for all young skins



Preparing yourself for future aging regimes doesn't mean that you have to start using anti-aging products right away. Relax! There is still plenty of time.
Direct your focus on building a skincare routine that prioritizes hydration, protection, and nourishment to maintain the skin's health and vitality.




  1. Cleansing: The best way to start the day is removing dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier.

  2. Moisturizing: Hydration is key to keeping young skin plump, supple, and resilient. We suggest going  for a lightweight moisturizer to begin with.

  3. Sun Protection: Sunscreen is your skin's best defense against premature aging caused by UV damage. A broad-spectrum SPF daily, such as Let it Sun or Sun Drops (click here to buy SPF 50+ and here to buy 30+) can help them to protect their skin while keeping it fresh. Best part? It’s transparent! No white cast here!

  4. Gentle Exfoliation: Exfoliating once or twice a week can help remove dead cells and promote cell turnover, revealing brighter, smoother skin underneath. To prevent irritation opt for gentle exfoliators with natural ingredients.


  1. Targeted Treatments: While anti-aging products may not be necessary for young skin, they can still incorporate targeted treatments like serums or eye creams to address specific concerns such as acne, dark circles, or uneven skin tone. When it comes to new products, it is important to remember to do small tests first and introduce them gradually to avoid potential reactions.

And remember 



While the draw for anti-aging products is tempting, they may not be the best choice for young, healthy skin. Instead of rushing into an anti-aging routine, we advise to focus on establishing a balanced skincare routine that prioritizes hydration and protection, and also  maintains your natural youthful glow.




Skincare is a marathon, not a sprint, so encourage young people to take their time, listen to their own skin's needs, and enjoy the journey towards healthy, beautiful skin at every age.

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