Knowing – Understanding – and Beating Anti Aging
With a lot of hype being advertised for the “best new product” it is hard to know exactly what to believe when it comes to general health and anti aging skin care products. Everything is made to sound so convincing, and worse the products may do nothing for the money that is spent on them.
The best recommendation is to listen to what the experts say. Dermatologists have been educated and trained for several years in the concerns of skin health and disorders. Who better to know how to get the greatest results?
While there are basic ingredients in anti aging skin care products that specialists agree on, there is also great emphasis placed on the use of the products. An anti aging program involves hydration, prevention, rejuvenation, and protection.
Hydration – Hydration inside and out is essential for the body. If you are even slightly dehydrated, no matter how old you are, lines will begin to show. Drinking plenty of fluids and using lotion or cream are necessary. Look for products from companies that specialize in skin care such as Neutrogena or Olay, and use the lotion in the correct areas or the body. The ultra hydrating heel cream does not go on your body and your body lotion does not belong on your face. Your lotion should also match your needs to prevent breakouts and under hydration.
Prevention – Prevention and rejuvenation goes a long way in slowing or reversing the anti aging process of the skin, by eating a healthy diet, exercising and using a vitamin supplement you increase the ability to achieve this goal. Omega 3 supplements, vitamin C and other antioxidants, along with drinking green tea all come highly recommended in a daily regime of skin care since they all help to lay a strong foundation for total body health.
Rejuvenation – By utilizing certain skin products the opportunity to reach your skin care dreams can be reached. Products which contain retinol have been shown to prevent and decrease fine lines, a well recognized over-the-counter brand is Roc and stronger doses are available by prescription from a dermatologist. Retinol is a concentrated form of vitamin A, which helps to promote the appearance of young skin by speeding up the natural process of skin exfoliation. Skin peels like Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Facial Peel or Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel also provide the same effects without the complaints of redness or excessive dryness made by users of retinol.
Protection – It is important to refrain from mixing and matching the skin care products you use for your daily routine. That means use products such as sunscreen and moisturizers for your morning, then change to your retinols and peptides in the evening. The importance of this is that the products can counteract one another when used at the same time and you will not receive the benefits of using them.
With growing awareness of how sun damage plays a major role in promoting older looking skin the best offense is a good defense. Sunscreen should be applied liberally, nothing less than an SPF 15, regardless if the sun is shining or not. Many cosmetics are now adding sunscreen to their products in response to this need, such as Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Powder SPF 50 which can easily be touched up as you go through your day.