Start Young, Stay Young

by Amy Ho

25 June 2019

It’s only natural for most of us to only start caring for our skin when a problem shows up. When you’re young and have flawless skin, the thought of skincare probably never seemed to occur to you. We hate to break it up to you, but nothing lasts forever, even your baby smooth skin.

Your skin cells produce two proteins - elastin and collagen, which is responsible for your youthful look as they help to hold your skin together. However, as you age, your body doesn’t produce as much of the two proteins as it used to in order to regenerate your skin anymore. This means that the older you get, the damage that occurs from environmental factors are unable to rebound as efficiently as it used to. To make things worse, the damage that you can do to your skin is cumulative with age. You can’t even notice the harm your skin is going through as the consequences only creep on to you slowly in the future.

Beauty vlogger Nayoung Kim was encouraged to start using skincare at a young age by her mother. Her porcelain skin is living proof that when it comes to skincare, it’s important to start young. Beauty gurus encourage starting a simple routine from as young as age 12.


But of course, that doesn’t mean kids nowadays should start spending a whopping amount on expensive skincare. If you’re still young or have young children who have no apparent skin problems, what’s important now is to ensure the cleanliness of your face. No matter what age you’re at, it’s also crucial to always wear SPF as sun damage is cumulative. For those entering teenage years, start off with a basic routine: a gentle cleanser, alcohol-free toner, lightweight moisturiser, topped off with a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day and you’re good to go.

Prevention is always better than cure and maintaining skin health is worth the time and effort in the long run. Age doesn’t matter, you should start a skincare routine as soon as possible and not address problems only after they show up.


The cleanser, sunscreen, and antioxidant serum from SANNY & JOLEEN are enriched with groups of ingredients essential for the basic needs of your skin. Gentle on the skin, the products are suitable even for children as young as the age of 3.