Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Love My Skin: Wrinkle Creams

As I have said, wrinkles are partly hereditary. There are ways to prevent most of the wrinkles you may have, though. One of the big questions is when to start using wrinkle creams or any type of anti-wrinkle products and what types of products you should use when you are younger.

Wrinkles can be treated and prevented at a young age. My first tip is to constantly moisturize your skin. As skin ages, it looses it's moisture. Make it a routine to use a face and body moisturizer. It will benefit your skin extremely and prevent a lot of skin aging skin issues.

It is recommended to star using wrinkle creams and such around one's twenties and thirties. For younger skin, it may cause breakouts, and it will not make much of a difference. I am a bit iffy about using wrinkle creams because I believe that using sunscreen every day and moisturizing your skin can prevent a lot of wrinkles, but a lot of people find that they work for them. However, since wrinkle creams are cosmetics and not drugs, they are not rigorously studied by the FDA.  

If you are young and are really concerned about keeping your skin young, use a daytime antioxidant moisturizer or serum containing ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, green tea, naicinamid, and alpha lipoic acid. These ingredients may minimize the oxidative damage caused by stressors such as sun exposure and pollution. Try to go for lighter products. Heavy products can just be too much for younger skin, and it is unnecessary.

You could also try out retinoids, which many teens use to treat acne. Retinoid creams and serums helps cells turn over more quickly. However, this would be better for skin that is already damaged by the sun or wrinkles are already forming. I always recommend prevention first and then treatment because prevention is much easier.

First and foremost, talk to your dermatologist. With them, you can determine how healthy your skin is, how much sun exposure your skin has had, and how much water you drink to determine what products you should use.

Stay safe ladies,

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