01 Aug Anti-Aging Skin Care Products: Worth the Hype?
Some people say they want to age gracefully, but let’s be honest: There are very few women (or men) out there who are ready to embrace the wrinkles and skin imperfections that come with age. For those who do, more power to you! For the rest of us, it seems to be a constant search to find the right skin care products that will help us hold onto our youthful appearance – or at least slow down the appearance of aging. Where do you even start with all the products out there that promise the youthful glow we’re all striving to have? Well, start here. We’re going to go through the best everyday anti-aging skin care products that every woman should have in her medicine cabinet.
To start, everyone needs to understand there are very few anti-aging products that actually do what they claim to do. For example, most anti-aging skin care creams do not contain the proper ingredients to actually reverse or improve your wrinkles. Most of these products simply add moisture to your skin, which is good but only temporarily plumps up the skin. Here are some key ingredients you will want to look for in your skin care products:
OK, OK. We know that this first one sounds a little intimidating in name, but what it can do for your skin shouldn’t intimidate you. This vitamin B derivative is the best product to use if you are experiencing dark spots on your skin. This is because niacinamide prevents the melatonin that causes those spots from rising to the surface and showing as spots on your face.
When you hear the word “acid,” you probably get a little wary about the effects it could have on your skin. While this product sounds harsh, it is far from it. Hyaluronic acid is actually a carbohydrate that naturally occurs in the human body. It can be found in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin. We are born with a large amount of this, which is why our skin is soft and pillowy when we’re babies. However, as we age the amount of this acid starts to drop, and it drastically diminishes after 40. Adding some back to your skin will help restore some of that baby plumpness.
This may be the most important ingredient to look for in your anti-aging products. Why? Retinol, which is a form of vitamin A, has the ability to increase the production of new collagen. This new collagen helps erase wrinkles and lessen the chance of more. While retinoids are the best solution for wrinkles, it is important to note that this product can be a little harsh, can cause some irritation and increases your chance of getting sunburned. Just make sure you apply retinoids at night and don’t wearing any around during day, and you will have smoother (unburned) skin.