Almost everyone wants smooth, supple, young-looking skin. As a growing percentage of the American population moves towards middle age or older, the use of anti-aging products has seen a significant rise. These creams and moisturizers are an important part of many people’s daily beauty ritual. They are credited with promoting skin cell turnover and eliminating wrinkles, fine line, poor elasticity and many other signs of aging skin. But the ingredients in anti-aging products can vary from one brand to another and their results differ. The following are six things people should know about anti-aging products.
The most effective anti-aging products tend to contain certain key ingredients. One of them is hyaluronic acid. This natural skin hydrator draws moisture into the skin and holds it there. Retinol is another common ingredient in effective anti-aging creams and moisturizers. It promotes skin cell turnover, helps eliminate dead skin and makes skin softer, younger-looking. Vitamin C which helps to retain collagen, remove free radicals and inflammation and keeps the skin looking supple and vitamins E which helps skin maintain proper pH balance, retain moisture and heal wounds are also common in many effective skin care products.
While most anti-aging products are a blend of ingredients designed to improve the look, feel and health of the skin, some products can include ingredients that irritate the skin of some users. An added fragrance is among the most common cause of skin irritation in anti-aging creams, lotions and serums. If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to read the list of ingredients on the products carefully and for best results choose an anti-aging cream that does not contain any added fragrances.
These days people want instant results. That’s not always possible when you are using anti-aging products. While the products promise to fade scars, remove dead cells and moisturize and soften the skin, those results take time. The products may take a few days or weeks to get your skin to the proper pH balance, remove dead skin cells, fade dark spots and build up the collagen and moisture in the layers of skin. With a little patience, those fine lines, cracked skin and wrinkles will begin to disappear and be replaced by smooth, soft, younger-looking skin in your face, hands, limbs and body.
Anti-aging creams are not magic potions. They work with the natural systems in the body to produce their results. You can help them to work by eating nutritious foods. This gives the skin the nutrients and water it needs to begin to heal from the inside while the creams and lotions do their work on the surface of the skin. A nutrient-rich diet with lots of vegetables, and fruits contains vitamins B and E and other antioxidants that are great for skin and protect its elastin and collagen from free radicals. Fish and poultry, rich in vitamins B6 and B12 and fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut and tempeh which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties combat premature aging of the skin and protein-rich foods help create healthy skin.
If you want to get the most benefits from your anti-aging products, you may also have to make some lifestyle changes. Even the best anti-aging creams and lotions are more effective when the user does regular exercise, gets adequate rest, only drinks a moderate amount of alcohol and does not smoke. Drinking a good amount of water each day also helps people get better results from their anti aging products. Siorai has done anti-aging research that shows faster and better results from anti-aging products when people eat a wholesome diet and live a healthier lifestyle with less stress.
Everyone doesn’t get the same benefits from all anti-aging creams, lotions and serums. Some people may use a particular brand and their wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, sagging skin and other visible aging signs disappear. Genetics or other factors may prevent another person from getting the same type of results or cause their skin to become irritated. They should take note of the active ingredients and try another brand that has different active ingredients. With a little trial and error, it’s possible to find the best anti-aging products for your skin.
Your dermatologist can also give you valuable insights when it comes to choosing the right anti-aging products for your skin type.