If it is the first time that you will use an anti-aging skin care product, it might be confusing for you to choose the right product between thousands of creams, anti aging serums and lotions. But there are anti aging products and anti wrinkle skin care products that have so far been working well without any remarkable side effect and this makes them popular and safer to use in daily life.
Before you start looking for the right product for you – here’s some helpful tips.
1. Ingredients are important!
Try to use AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) based anti aging moisturizers and anti aging skin care products. AHAs are natural fruit acids found in fruit, sugarcane, and milk. As skin ages natural exfoliation becomes more difficult and dead skin layers build up. AHAs allow the top layer of dead skin to be exfoliated more easily and help to unblock and cleanse pores. AHAs also loosen inter-cellular fluid which helps to smooth away fine lines, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture and tone.
Another effective thing that you should look into the ingredients is Vitamin C. It has also been proven to increase collagen synthesis, collagen brings fullness and and firmness to the skin. It protects skin against harm caused by exposure to sunlight.
Other active and effective ingredients include a whole range of naturally based antioxidants like pomegranate extract, vitamin E, aloe vera, licorice extract, zinc, green tea and grape seed extract. In moisturizing creams look out for the top hydrating ingredients – sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid, glycerine and goji berry extract.
If you want to see satisfying results, make sure that the active ingredients should be at a certain level of concentration. For example – vitamin C has been shown to be ineffective below the 10% level and most creams and serums with Vitamin C as an active ingredient contain much less than this. Another important thing: too many active ingredients don’t mean that they will work perfectly. A good base cream or serum plus one or two excellent high strength active anti aging ingredients at high levels of concentration is better than a lot of active ingredients at low concentrations.
2. Choose a good Brand
Try to choose a good brand, dermatologist based skin care will be more effective. Make a good research. Ads are there to sell products – testamonials and before/after photos are not always all they seem. Look for hard clinical studies and see what customers who have actually used the products say about products in review forums.
3. Natural isn’t always the Best
Natural does not always mean that it is safer. The truth is – many natural chemicals can be harmful or even deadly – many man made chemicals are life saving drugs. What really matters is whether the product is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
4. Buy an anti aging product that you can return if it is necessary.
If you get a bad reaction or you feel the anti aging product just doesn’t do what it says the last thing you want is a hassle about returning it. Check the return policy before you buy and make sure you stick to the terms.
5. What kind of anti aging skin care do you want?
The most common first buy is a face cream with added actives (called anti aging moisturizer)
You can also try Serums, they are lighter, thinner and more liquid than creams and are used under and in addition to your moisturizer.
Neck creams are important, because your neck and chest (decollete) is also an area of the body that shows age early on and there are lots of products in this category. Using face cream to your neck might not be good, so you should try neck creams.
Another big category is “Eye”. This is a really delicate area of the face and the first to show the effects of aging. Products are light gels or lotions and come in small tubes or pots as you aren’t supposed to use much.
Hand creams do make a difference. Don’t forget to pay attention to your hands.
Microdermabrasion creams, Retinol products, Botox alternatives and Wrinkle fillers can be other options for fighting with aging.
Hope this tips work for you! Have a beautiful- great day!