Discovering Anti-Wrinkle Creams

by Julie Samtsonn

Of course we cannot deny our age. But this is no excuse to simply give up on ourselves and let our skin make us look old.

These days, we don’t have to suffer from the dry skin our grandmothers had to put up with. Instead, the market contains many anti-wrinkle creams that can help us have smooth, supple skin well into what used to be called “old age.”

Before we talk about what makes for an effective anti-wrinkle cream, let’s talk for a minute about what causes those wrinkles. As we get older, many factors contribute to the sagging skin, wrinkles, age spots and uneven tone we begin to experience. Among those factors may be poor diet, cigarette smoking, years of exposure to the sun, and simple genetics. Collagen begins to break down, skin cell turnover slows, and accumulation of something called “free radicals” begins to damage even new cells as they grow, all of which contribute to signs of aging.

You will find that your skin will naturally wrinkle as you age, regardless of what you do. However a good quality anti-wrinkle cream can help to slow the process down and even reverse some of the effects of skin aging. Bear in mind that your lifestyle will also affect skin aging. Diet and drinking enough fluids will affect your skin, as will habits like smoking, drinking and getting enough sleep.

There is a glut of anti-wrinkle creams and anti-aging potions on the market but it is good to know that the best ones will have ingredients like the following in them:

One of these ingredients is called retinol. It is a very effective part of anti-wrinkle cream. As well as being derived from vitamin A it is also a powerful antitoxidant. It will also help the skin to rejuvenate itself. It is a fact that a 20 year old will experience complete outer skin replacement in 28 days, however a 40 year old person will take twice as long. This means that as we age we will need to quicken up the process of skin rejuvenation. Retinol does this by dissolving the old skin layer and allowing the new skin to come.

Acids like Alpha hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids are natural acids from fruits. They remove your skin’s outer layer and are called exfoliates. This will allow the new facial skin to emerge. These acids give minor injury to the face, which will also encourage new skin growth. Because of these actions your skin will become very sensitive, especially to sunlight. It is important to remember to use sunscreen when exposing your face to the sun’s rays.

Coenzyme Q 10 is a powerful antioxidant; in fact it is one of the strongest out there. Its purpose is to neutralize free radicals. These free radicals are toxins that damage new skin cells and make your skin age faster. It is also thought that this substance will stimulate the growth of collagen.

Kinetin may help encourage collagen growth and help skin keep its moisture. This helps your skin look younger. However more research needs to be done on this substance.

It is good to remember that the price of anti-wrinkle cream does not necessary indicate the effectiveness of it. A better idea is to check out the product carefully yourself. You can see reviews and testimonials of the product and make your own judgment. You can save a ton of money and really get your money’s worth.

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