Anti-Aging Creams When to Start Using Them

images (4)The use of beauty products such as anti-aging creams has been in prevalence for several decades. As time has progressed, these products have become more advanced because of the huge number of researches made in the concerned field. These products keep evolving as a result of changing environmental dynamics. Modern life is overly stressful, and hence, aging comes to us much before than expected. Erratic lifestyle, lack of proper nutrition and prolonged stress are a few reasons why premature aging is very common these days.

A lot of people are considering anti-aging creams these days for delaying the onset of wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of skin aging.

It is imperative that you should do research on your part before investing in any of these products. The research will help you to accumulate a good deal of knowledge on these creams and lotion and will also help you to find out the right time to begin with the use of these products.

Here are a few important things to know before buying any of these products:

  • Sun damage or exposure to the sun can lead dark spots and blemishes on the skin, thus enhancing the pace of aging. Hence, men and women who are exposed to the sun a lot in the first twenty years of their lives should start early.
  • Wrinkles usually start appearing around the age of 30 and hence one should start using the protective treatment from the time the lines first set in and massaging your skin daily with such creams may help.
  • Anti-oxidants are the best element for treating the initial signs of aging as they provide protection against pollution, stress and other indications of the local environment.
  • These creams can correct dark spots and contributes to providing brighter skin tone. Ingredients like proprietary bleaching agents, vitamins and their blend with acids are also there to act on your skin. One of the first signs of aging occurs due to the formation of sun spots on the skin for which one may use any of the best sunscreen lotions with UV protection.
  • There are some notions that starting the use of such creams at an early age leads to some adverse effect on the skin. However, as per the experts, the use of anti-aging creams depends on lifestyle, genes as well as skin type.
  • It is advisable to use bioactive compounds like cream or a moisturizer daily. Moisturizer should ideally be of SPF 50+.
  • The use of such lotions, creams and treatments enable one to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles, but they have some ill effects as well. Face freezing is one of those possible side-effects a person may have to deal with the over-use of these products. It is caused by neurotoxins like Botox. Thus, considering a good sun protection and facial exercises are a better way to stay young.

Anti Ageing Treatments Explained

images (2)Is there any way that we can really turn back the clock and make ourselves look younger once our skin has lost it’s elasticity and youthfulness? As I have mentioned before, prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to maintaining your skin’s appearance as you get older. Whatever care you take of your skin when you are young will pay dividends in the future. If you haven’t taken care of your skin, there is no magic treatment that will cure years of neglect and a bad lifestyle. There are however, loads of treatments out there designed to improve your skin’s appearance. Here’s a few of them…

Botox – The infamous botox is one of the most well known anti ageing treatments. It is injected into the skin and works by paralysing the muscles in the injected area to reduce lines and wrinkles. It is especially popular in the forehead and eye area. Botox is a relatively new treatment however and the long term effects are not yet known.

Chemical peels – Sometimes referred to as skin peels or acid peels. This is where an acid or chemical (such as alpha-hydroxy acid) is applied to your skin to dissolve the outer layers. The idea is that it temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the outer layers of skin are removed, it will make you more susceptible to UV damage afterwards and many people suffer adverse reactions. Never, ever attempt to do this yourself. This is strictly to be left to the professionals!

Collagen – Another well known technique are collagen injections. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body and this technique involves injecting collagen directly into the dermis (deepest layer) of your skin to plump up wrinkles. People often have their lips injected with collagen to achieve a fuller appearance although this can go badly wrong if you have an allergic reaction!

Dermabrasion – Like chemical peels, this treatment is designed to take your skin back to the lowest possible layer to temporarily banish wrinkles and lines. Instead of using chemicals or acids, this treatment uses wire brushes or diamond wheels. Think of it as a more extreme version of exfoliating. Again, this technique is to be left to the professionals.

Facial treatments – A good skincare routine can work wonders. Get into the habit of cleansing, toning and moisturising on a daily basis. Exfoliating at least once a week and indulging in a weekly face mask can also keep skin looking clear, smooth and fresh.

Moisturisers – As the skin ages, it loses moisture and becomes drier and more in need of hydration. Moisturisers don’t add moisture to your skin, they actually work by forming a barrier that locks in existing moisture. They can also provide protection from environmental conditions such as UV rays and pollution. There are many moisturisers available that are formulated for mature skin and contain active ingredients such as peptides that work to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, do not be tempted to use anti ageing products if you have young skin in an attempt to prevent ageing. They are formulated for older skin. The best thing you can do as a young woman is to stop smoking and use sunscreen.

Many of these treatments have to be performed several times for results to appear and as the results are temporary, require use on an ongoing basis. As well as the aforementioned treatments, some people also turn to cosmetic surgery to reduce the signs of ageing. But the ageing process in inevitable. You cannot stop your biological clock. Some treatments will have a temporary effect or delay the inevitable but really the best thing you can do is to look after your skin when you are young, prevent as much sun damage as you can and don’t smoke.

Thinking of Mitigating the Effects of Aging – A Simple and Effective Treatment

download (8)As we age and start to get wiser, there are certain natural processes that occur in our bodies as part of life and there is not much we can do about it except to watch and complain. As we get older, there are things that happen to our skin both externally (what we see) and internally (what we do not see). And as the years passed by, our skin gets thinner and the underlying fat can also start to diminish. As our skin starts to also lose some of its elasticity, it becomes drier which is also as a result of the production of less essential oils. The other effects of aging are less nerve endings in the skin and the number of sweat glands and blood vessels. These changes result in reducing the skin’s ability to mitigate sun and heat exposure. At this time our skin is more susceptible to sun other ray’s damage.

Sun damage is one of the most common adverse effects to our skin. But long term exposure to UV rays can mean more wrinkles, irregular spots appearing and can even make your skin look leathery and rough. Photo-aging is the term used for sun damaged skin and although there are natural products to mitigate these adverse effects everyone is susceptible over time.

Smoking! This is a habit that definitely affects the look and feel of your skin. This of course is something that you can control, but if you have smoked even for a few years you will see the side effects on your skin. Smokers can have more wrinkles, fine lines and just look older than someone who has never smoked. It’s never too late to quit and so if you are a smoker, you might want to not only be concerned about your health, but also about premature aging.

But as we get older there are some things that we just do not have a lot of control over. As our skin ages it doesn’t shed old skin as quickly and efficiently as it did when we were younger. So that combined with less collagen production, less elastin, the effects of sun and smoke and pollution, we are left with skin that has started to just wear down. And not all skin is made equal – some folks are just naturally more immune to the effects of the sun and indeed the effects of aging. But over time, everyone starts to look older and that’s just nature.

However, there is something that you can do if you are suffering from premature aging. My advice is that you start using anti-aging creams! I know that there are natural ones that have been specially formulated to mitigate all the effects of aging on the skin and they are good because they are made with organic ingredients. The ones that I have tested overtime do not only reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but also rid the skin of age spots, dark under-eye circles, and make the skin start to look young again.

Although, there are many of them out there that are promoted by some unscrupulous elements, just be careful where you source the product from so that you will not fall victim of the fake skin care products that populate the online e-commerce shops arena.