Skin care is important in battling the premature signs of aging. Although we cannot totally prevent aging, delaying it will make us feel good about ourselves, exude confidence and lead a healthy life overall.
Essentially what’s good for the body is effective in reversing the signs of aging. There are so many anti-aging creams in the market today that offers solutions to your skin problems such as discoloration, sagging, wrinkles, removal of eye bags and tightening of pores to name a few. Before spending your dollars on that expensive cream, here are some tips in choosing the one that will give you the best results.
The Ingredients to Look For
Most anti-aging creams include vitamins that are good for the skin when taken orally. If you put it on your skin, you are just putting a little dose because not all of it are absorbed into the skin enough to make a significant impact. But there are ingredients that have proven results such as:
Vitamin A. Effective in diminishing the depth of wrinkles because of its anti-inflammatory effect.
Vitamin C. Effective in brightening the skin by boosting circulation and collagen production. Some claim that vitamin-C enriched anti-aging creams also lighten the color of the skin. This is due to enhancement of skin renewal.
AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids or fruit acids). Our skin undergoes a natural renewal process. AHA enhances this process by shedding off of dead skin cells which makes way for brighter skin.
Retinoids. It hastens the production of new cells. With continued use, skin becomes smoother and also known to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. Take note of the word “continued” because if you stop using it, your skin will revert to its previous condition.
In most cases, a good moisturizer is enough to complement exercise and proper diet to battle the signs of aging.