February 7, 2009

How to Choose Anti Aging Skin Care Products That Actually Work

Guest Post by Sharon (The Fashion Ivy)

Choosing the right anti aging skin care product can be a daunting task, but I will give you some tips on choosing creams that will work for you. Choosing the right product that will suit your skin is vital, as each individual will not experience the same effects. No anti aging skin care product is proven to be effective for universal use. Other people tend to be hypersensitive and are prone to develop allergic reactions therefore you need to know your skin type first. The best creams contain ingredients that target the main causes of aging. There are three important problems that need to be addressed if you want to keep your youthful and healthy look for the long-run. They are:

1) Loss of collagen and elastin protein

2) Low levels of hyaluronic acid

3) Damage caused by free radicals

Here is the most common ingredients used in anti-aging products and a brief description of what it is and their best uses.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acid, known as AHA, is one of the most common ingredients found in wrinkle creams. There are a large number of these acids which are sometimes better known as glycolic acids, lactic acids and citric acids. Alpha hydroxy acids in various concentrations are used in chemical peels. The concentration determines who can use it. Alpha hydroxy acid products sold to consumers must have a concentration of less than 10%. Their use is very safe if the directions are followed. However it can cause some minor burning, irritation, and redness that are temporary in people with very sensitive skin. You can find it in Obagi skin care products

Retinol Creams with Vitamin A
Retinol is very important in fighting the aging process because the skin creates new cells it rejuvenates the collagen providing a healthier and more robust skin. It prevent wrinkles or keep them from worsening, look for products containing vitamin A like those contained in the La Roche skin care products. Used nightly (or every other night), vitamin A creams stimulate collagen renewal & prevent skin cells from breaking down. Women in their 20s & early 30s can use these to keep fine lines from turning into deeper furrows.

Kinetin was been found in a 2000 study to be a strong inhibitor of oxidative and glycoxidative protein damage in cultured human fibroblasts (skin cells) which helps promote skin cell division as is naturally found in skin cells. By urging the cells to divide faster and reproduce it slows the aging effect. This is very effective because as cells age they slow and even stop splitting, causing wrinkles. Kinetin helps in keeping the skin cells reproducing, thusly staving off aging of the skin. Kinetin is found in the line of Kinerase skin care anti-aging products which include face and body lotions, skin and eye creams.

However, anti aging skin care products should be used only as a supplement to the natural ways of skin and body care. So, drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping stress at bay are essential means of delaying the aging process. No anti aging skin care product can replace them really.

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  1. Pandurang10:17 AM

    Anti aging diet is a balanced and proportionate diet that maintains strong immunity system as well as helps aiding in smooth digestive system. Anti aging diet should be a balanced combination of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, and natural fibers.

  2. Olive oil makes a great anti-aging moisturizer, since it contains polyphenol hydroxytyrosol, an antioxidant that helps to hold cell walls intact and thus reduce the signs of aging.

  3. Kalyani8:54 AM

    Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil is useful for delaying aging process. Apply on delicate areas like under eyes and side of your eyes, it will help prevent wrinkles crow’s feet.

  4. The best anti aging treatment is to understand the needs of your skin and living a healthy lifestyle. This is a well written article on beginning an anti-aging. I appreciate your work.


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