With the passing of years, the most common signs of aging, such as wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, and dark spots around the eyes become extremely common. However, the advancements in skincare technology have brought about numerous products that can minimize the existing signs and slow down the process. To protect your skin from wrinkles, the most important thing to establish is a regular and consistent skincare routine for the best effects.
There are certain ingredients that are more effective than others, and these four are the shining stars of an anti-aging skincare routine:
1. Hyaluronic acid
This is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in the tissues of the human body. There are high concentrations of this compound in the skin as they help to retain elasticity, flexibility, and moisture. As the skin ages, it tends to become drier due to the hormone levels and environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. Anti-wrinkle creams that come with this substance helps keep the skin hydrated and smoother just after two weeks of use.
2. Vitamin C
Everyone has to deal with factors such as sun, pollution, and stress on a daily basis. It can create free radicals that cause damage to the skin. Free radicals speed up the aging process while vitamin C is an antioxidant that can defend your skin from any damage. You need to look for anti-wrinkle creams that come with the right amount of vitamin C. You can consult your doctor to ensure that the products you are using have the right kind and amount of vitamin C as required by your skin type.
Retinol is also known as Vitamin A and can be bought as both non-prescription and prescription formulations. It is well known to influence cellular processes and can be highly effective in reducing wrinkles, maintaining the moisture of the skin, reducing fine lines and sun damage and even aids in making the skin smoother.
Products that have this substance may have retinol derivatives or different strengths. If present in the incorrect amount, it can lead to burning, itching or reddening of the skin. You need to find a mild and more effective form in a product and use it for the best effects. It is even recommended for use only at night. It is best to consult a doctor before using any anti-wrinkle creams that have retinol.
4. Hydroxy acids
They are instrumental in exfoliating the upper layer of the skin which is the dry and dead skin. It also stimulates the growth of new skin. It is known to improve the health of the skin by decreasing dry skin, treating dark patches, reducing acne and related scars and more importantly treating wrinkles. When present in a low concentration, hydroxy acids in products are safe to use for most people. You should, however, use products with this compound only after consulting with a skincare professional.