The Best Anti Aging Cream Products

Best Anti Aging Cream Products

The truth is that no anti aging cream product is likely to do something extraordinarily special. That’s because the substances that help with skin rejuvenation are well known. If you are following a basic facial skin care regimen, you’re already well on your way to acquiring and maintaining a youthful look.

But if you want to go beyond the basics, especially if you’re interested in reversing signs
of aging, you should fortify your daily care with the best anti aging wrinkle cream product designed to supply your skin with powerful
anti aging ingredients.

When shopping for the best anti aging face cream, look for the key ingredients that supply then with their capabilities. Here are some of the most effective ingredients found in the best anti-aging wrinkle cream products:

Ingredients Contained in the Best Anti Aging Cream Products

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Alpha-hydroxy acids commonly used in cosmetics are usually derived form food products such as sugar cane, sour milk, apples, citrus fruits and grapes.

They act as exfoliants that promote the shedding of dead cells from the top layer of the skin, consequently revealing soft and fresh skin underneath.

Acids only penetrate the top layer of the skin, called the epidermis, and as such do not help in the treatment and prevention of wrinkles, which form deeper in the second layer of the skin, the dermis.

They do however even out the skin tone and help with blotchiness.

AHAs are irritants and so are not recommended for sensitive skin or for use more than once a day. Furthermore, AHAs increase sensitivity to sunlight, and therefore the use of sunscreen is a must.

Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

Beta-hydroxy acids are closely related to alpha-hydroxy acids in chemical composition, but are gentler.

In addition to exfoliating, BHA brighten dull skin and clean clogged pores by penetrating oil glands and dissolving accumulated cells.

BHA are effective against pimples and blackheads and are therefore used by women with oily skin and/or acne.

Salicylic acid is a type of BHA that is commonly present in cosmetic products.

Growth Factors

Growth factors are substances that stimulate cell growth and activity.

Kinetin is a type of plant hormone that promotes cell division and is also present in human DNA. It has a firming, soothing, and water retaining impact on the skin. Kinetin is great for sensitive skin because it’s extremely gentle and won’t irritate or heighten sensitivity to sunlight as acids would. However, the gentleness of kinetin also leaves it as a slower acting anti aging agent than other substances, but over time produces good results.

Copper Peptides are known to promote healing and the production of collagen (the main protein in connective tissue) in wounded skin. There is also evidence they promote collagen, reduce irritation, and prevent accumulated damage that leads to wrinkles in non-wounded skin as well.

Pentapeptides also promote wound healing and fight skin aging. Research indicates that they help in reducing facial lines, dark spots, and dark under-eye circles.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are molecules capable of slowing or stopping oxidation reactions that can damage the structure of body cells. The most damaging oxidation is a result of molecules called free radicals. Those escape the oxidation reactions unaltered, and are therefore free to roam around perpetually causing damage… until intercepted by an antioxidant that is. Sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and air pollution all promote the formation of skin damaging free radicals.

Coenzyme Q-10 is a substance that participates in the process of supplying the body with energy, and it also acts as an antioxidant. Coenzyme Q-10 does not degrade as fast as vitamin C and is less irritating to the skin, however, as an antioxidant it is also less effective.

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, promotes collagen production and helps protect against sun damage. Vitamin C is an unstable substance that degrades quickly when exposed to sunlight and air, therefore it’s best to use vitamin C containing products that come in opaque containers. To reap the most benefits from vitamin C, use products that have it in a concentration of 10% or more.

Soy is a type of bean known for its many health benefits. It contains substances called isoflavones that act as antioxidants. Soy is also known for moisturizing, evening out skin tone, and calming sunburns.

Grape seed extracts are produced from whole grape seeds and obtain their antioxidant properties from substances called polyphenols. Grape seed extracts are also known to strengthen blood vessels, increase circulation, and be very hydrating.

Green tea white teas have been associated with a number of long term health benefits, including lower risks of heart disease and certain cancers. In addition to having antioxidant properties, when used as ingredients in anti aging cream cosmetics, these teas also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.

How to Determine Your Skin Type

Your Skin Type

Your skin is the foundation of your beauty, and therefore, before you do anything else, it’s very important to take care of its health and appearance…

With the proper skin care products it’s possible to invigorate your complexion into near flawlessness, but before you can do that…

…you need to determine your skin type, as each one has its own special needs.

Figuring out your skin type is easy, here’s how…

First wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat it dry.

Wait for three hours without moisturizing or putting anything else on your face.

Then press a separate piece of tissue paper onto each of your cheeks, nose and forehead.

You have,

1. <strong>normal skin</strong> if no oil or flaky residue appears on the tissues and your skin does not feel tight or dry.

2. <strong>dry skin</strong> if no oil appears on the tissues but your skin does feel tight or dry or is flaky.

3. <strong>oily skin</strong> if oil appears on the tissues used on all of the facial areas.

4. <strong>combination skin</strong> if oil appears on the tissue from the nose and forehead but not the cheeks.

5. <strong>sensitive skin</strong> if your skin feels tight and has adverse reactions (redness, inflammation, itchiness) to some skin care products.

These are the 5 basic skin types.  Determine which one you have and select your skin care regimen and cosmetic products accordingly.

It’s important to note that your skin type may change with changes in climate, weather, and your age.

And therefore, from time to time, it may be necessary to alter your regiment accordingly.

Treat Yourself to a Mini Facial at the Gym After Your Workout

Girl In Gym

The gym offers a great opportunity to exercise your muscles and take care of your face as well, especially if your gym has a steam room.

After you finish your workout, go through the following steps:

Step 1

Splash your face with water.

Step 2

Put on toner, either with a cotton pad, or if you
don’t have one handy, with your finger tips (like
men put on aftershave).

Step 3

Apply a facial mask, keeping the eye area clear,
leave it on for 15 minutes (or as indicated in the
instructions) and then rinse off with warm water.

If you have oily skin, use a clay mask, and if you
have dry, normal or sensitive skin, use a
hydrating mask.

For combination skin, apply the clay mask to the
oily parts of your face and the hydrating mask
elsewhere.

Step 4

Take a shower.

Step 5

Apply eye cream and then your moisturizer, which
should be matched to your skin type as in your
normal regimen.