Do anti-aging creams really work?
Since the dawn of time, people have been searching for the modern-day equivalent of the fountain of youth. How can we continue to look and feel young as the years progress? One of the most popular choices for keeping your skin looking young and radiant is using anti-aging cream. In fact, in this day and age, it's impossible not to be bombarded with advertisements and online messaging about all the different kinds of anti-aging creams, every one touted to be the best. But how much truth is there in those claims, what's really in an anti-aging cream, and do they actually work?
Let's start with the basics. Most anti-aging creams are cosmeceuticals rather than moisturizers
. They typically have ingredients such as retinol, collagen, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, peptides, and antioxidants. These ingredients are said to scale away dead skin which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens dark spots known as hyper-pigmentation, and tightens sagging skin, all promoting youthful skin that appears more radiant and toned. Unfortunately, in my twenty-seven years as an esthetician, I've found that most anti-aging products on the market contain only a tiny amount of the active ingredient (or chemical) that actually helps the skin with cellular renewal, which means it isn't delivering what it promises.
For obvious reasons, most (if not all) commercial creams and moisturizers are crafted to be safe on skin. While this is understandable, it means that oftentimes the product doesn't provide the advertised results, sometimes it can actually make conditions worse, which nobody wants. For example, products that promise to diminish fine lines and wrinkles usually contain alpha-hydroxy acids or beta-hydroxy acids in such low percentages that it starts the process, but doesn't have enough "oomph" to complete it. What does this mean? Instead of bringing about cellular renewal, it begins the process of drying the skin, but because it's not strong enough, that dry and dead skin doesn't fall off, creating a layer of dead skin that adheres itself onto the face resulting in a dull complexion. Sure, these same acids are used during a face peel, but it's almost always in much higher concentrations, which is why you can see far better results.
At the end of the day, the best anti-aging regimen is a mix of a healthy diet, lots of water intake, a healthy skincare routine using products ingredients
that won't harm the skin and only bring nutrition to the skin in the form of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and protection from sun. We're happy to provide you with all the healthy skin care you need, from our face soap bars
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