Aging is a natural process that all people have to go through, whether they like it or not. It is a normal stage where some functions of the body’s parts will diminish or lessen. Using the eyes, you can easily tell if an individual is already old or not by just looking at his or her skin. When you see some signs of wrinkles in the forehead and in the hands, you can guess the age of the person. However, not all signs of aging that you see on the skin correctly correspond to the person’s biological age because there are people who already have wrinkles even if they are still in their late 20’s or early ’30s. This can be due to genes or the kind of lifestyle they have. Sleeping late too often can cause stress and can affect the overall health state of a person. Much more if he is a heavy smoker or drinker. Some people don’t want to make a big deal on their looks, even if they already look much older than their age. But those who value their health more than anything else will do everything just to maintain the healthy state of their skin. Though aging is a normal process that cannot be prevented, there are many ways that we can do to at least “delay” it, or prevent its signs from showing up. One of these ways is to use an anti-aging cremes. Among all the skin care and beauty products sold in the market today, anti-aging cremes sell best. And why not? It is one of the keys to getting younger looking, smooth, soft and radiant skin. When looking for the best anti-aging cremes, make sure you see the following ingredients in their labels: retinol, hydroquinone, sunscreen and antioxidants:
– Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is one of the best anti-aging ingredients available today. It works to erase wrinkles and fine lines, skin sagging and sun spots caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Retinol helps speed up the turnover of cells and clears away the dead ones. It also helps boost the production of collagen, a protein that maintains the elasticity, suppleness and firmness of the skin. The level of collagen in the body decreases with age, which will result to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines and skin sagging. Retinol does this because it can penetrate the deepest layer of the skin. There is just one point to remember in retinol – it works best in the dark so you have to apply it at night.
– Hydroquinone is the best bleaching agent. It works to even out sun spots and lighten blemishes and hyperpigmentation while sunscreen protects the skin from sun damage and prevents premature sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Dermatologists say sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin aging. For best results, use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
– Vitamin C and green tea are antioxidants that can help prevent the appearance of wrinkles and protect the skin against damage caused by free radicals.
– Antioxidants also help stimulate the production of collagen.
These ingredients make up a good and effective anti-aging result so make sure you have all these in your anti-aging product.