How To Choose A Wrinkle Treatment That Really Works
It happens to most of us as we enter our mid-30's and early 40's. We look into the mirror one day
and see a face we don't recognize. Sure we noticed those crow's feet in our mid to late-20's, but when did
those few crow's feet become a face full of wrinkles? To make it worse, we live in a society where youth is
Instead of being proud of our graying hair and wrinkles and the wisdom that comes
with them we start searching for the fountain of youth.
When we are young our skin contains a wonderful protein called elastin. This is what keeps the skin firm. We
also have robust amounts of a protein called collagen which strenghtens our skin. Over time, with aging and with
outside influences such as sun exposure and smoking the elastin in our skin actually degenerates. Collagen
production slows. This causes the skin to get thinner and impedes moisture entering the skin.
With hundreds of different wrinkle creams available on the market today, and some that cost literally thousands
of dollars how do you choose? Some of these high priced products tout that it takes them months to prepare one
batch of their wrinkle cream, so it's only available in very limited quantities. Does this appearance of
"exclusivity" mean a product will work? Does high cost guarantee results? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
There are as many different ways for a product to work as there are products. Some of these products produce the
immediate effect of reducing fine lines and wrinkles through the use of light. By putting the product on your face
you actually deceive the eye by preventing the eye from seeing the shadows that form from wrinkles, hence the skin
appears smoother. Some of these products contain hyaluronic acid which is a substance that helps to hydrate the
skin by holding in water which helps to make the skin appear plumper. Some new anti wrinkle creams are like botox
in a bottle. They use ingredients that help to relax facial muscle contractions.
How do you choose? The first rule of thumb is to stick with well known and established products. Get whatever
samples you can. Some creams are very heavy and not suitable for use in hot and humid weather and you might not
like the feel of them on your skin. Ask if you can use the product for 30 days with a money back guarantee if you
don't see results. Don't believe the claim that you have to use a company's entire product line to see any results.
Most companies have made a fortune with "add-on" products like cleansers, toners, and serums. The moisturizer and
the serum are usually the highest priced products. Buy only the moisturizer. You will get the best bang for your
buck from the moisturizer as it is used over the entire face as opposed to the serum, which is generally only used
on trouble spots such the area around the eyes and lips. If you find you like the moisturizer then try the
cleanser, and so on. Read up on the product. There is a wealth of information on line and many sites such as
consumerhealthdigest.com have already done a lot of the work for you by evaluating many wrinkle creams to see if
they live up to their claims.
Ultimately, the best thing that you can do is take care of your skin from the inside out. We're all stuck with
whatever genetics we have but you can help yourself by not smoking, drinking lots of water and eating a healthy
diet. Avoid the sun at all costs and use a moisturizer or foundation with SPF protection every day. Have a monthly
hydrating facial. After your first several facials you'll definitely notice an improvement in the appearance of
your skin, no matter what wrinkle cream you use.
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