Should People in Their Twenties Use Wrinkle Cream

Episode #89 / Sep 18, 2009
Women in their twenties often ask if they should begin using wrinkle cream. Dr. Schultz will answer this important question.
dankitii on May 5, 2010 at 10:55pm

Dr. Schultz,
when we say 'anti-wrinkle', it's a rather general term, so it becomes a bit confusing: anti-wrinkle products are chemical exfoliants that you mentioned, peptides, retinoids, but also topical antioxidants that you suggested to be used on every day basis(am I wrong?). Another thing is that the skin around eyes requires special creams! So it is quite a lot products and it is so easy to get lost in such a mess. Plus I believe that people different ages need different type of care. It is a very long and confusing question, I know...but can we keep it simple-what products should we use in our 20s (I am 26), and what later on, in our 30s and 40s? Hope I'm not asking too much...
Please keep on with your videos because they are very useful!

Neal Schultz, M.D. on June 1, 2010 at 12:23am

@dankitii: I believe that in your twenties, you should be using sunscreens, exfoliants and antioxidants. And I suggest also using peptides if one wants, optimal skin health and appearance. Sunscreens, antioxidant, and peptide products can be the same for use on all areas of your face including the area around the eye. Only the exfoliants need to be adjusted for that area. Having said that, there are some people who choose to use eye-area specific antioxidants, peptide, etc. products but in my opinion it's not necessary.

Regarding products for other age groups, after the summer, I'll do a series on "Skincare for the Decades" which should address your question regarding what products to use for other age groups.