Anti-aging skin creams are great when you need them. How do you find out if you’re ready to add one to your skincare routine? Read on.

When to Start Using Anti-Aging Cream

You have undoubtedly seen lots of advertisements for anti-aging skin creams but have you ever wondered if you need to start using one yourself? If so, you’re not alone. It can be hard to know for sure when you need one and no one wants to mess up and wait too long.

Unfortunately, there’s no set age when you should switch up your skincare routine and add in anti-aging products. However, if you understand what these products do, it can be easier to tell when you need help and should, in fact, start using them. Anti-aging skin creams are designed to prevent or correct signs of aging such as loss of elasticity, dullness, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles or even dryness in your skin. If your skin-care routine hasn’t changed but you’re not happy with the result, it may be time for an update.

Typically, we wouldn’t expect anyone under 35-40 to need any anti-aging products as they still have that beautiful, youthful glow, in most cases. When you start to see the first lines, wrinkles, dark spots, or maybe even a grey hair or two, you may want to look for an anti-aging cream to complement your skincare routine.

Benefits of Anti-Aging Creams

So, what exactly do these anti-aging creams do for your skin? They’re designed to help you look better, prevent further damage, and bring back a bit of that glow that’s missing. When using an anti-aging cream, you could see any of these benefits:

A reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face or around your eyes

A healthy glow

Softer skin thanks to the added moisture

Reduced redness

Fewer veins showing through your skin

An overall clearer appearing complexion

Fewer dark spots and improved skin tone

While we said the average person will likely want to start using anti-aging products somewhere between 35 and 40, it is really unique to each person. However, it is unlikely someone would age beyond 35-40 and not benefit from the addition of an anti-aging skin cream. You don’t want to wait too long and end up with skin damage and find yourself trying to combat serious signs of aging. Finally, if you spend a lot of time in the sun, you could see some of the aging indicators earlier than others who were not exposed to as much sun damage. Just something to think about before heading outdoors next time.


MD COMPLETE offers a very easy to implement and follow two-step skincare routine. You choose from two anti-aging creams (your core treatment) and then add in a sunscreen to provide additional daily protection. Yes, it’s really that easy to have great skin. MD Complete was founded by Dr. Brian Zelickson, a dermatologist who saw patients achieve great results with prescription skincare but it came at a significant cost and often involved many products. He wanted to streamline the process so it was easy to follow at home and affordable for consumers.

To start, you’ll choose your core treatment, either a wrinkle reducer like our Wrinkle and Radiance Remedy or our Dark Spot Corrector if you’re more concerned with dark spots. If you need or want a little more help, we also have a specially targeted formula for those pesky eyeline wrinkles in our Anti-Aging Eye Wrinkle Corrector. Once you’ve chosen your core treatment (and potential enhancement), you need just one more item in the morning and evening. In order to protect your skin from future sun damage, you should also use a sunscreen such as our Anti-Aging Youthful Skin Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 daily and at night, you will want our new Restoring Cleanser which helps gently remove your makeup while exfoliating your skin. Restoring Cleanser is a gentle, non-drying cream cleanser.

If you think it’s time to add an anti-aging cream to your skincare routine but you’re not sure which core treatment is right for you or even where to start, it’s OK. We’re here to help. Our trained technicians will help select the customized skincare routine for you. If you think it’s time to start an anti-aging skincare program MD COMPLETE is here to help restore your youthful glow.