Wrinkles are indeed one of the most prominent signs of aging, but sometimes the process can pace up due to a lack of right nourishment and care for the skin. Also, frequent exposure to sun, dust, and allergies can speed up this process. Hence, choosing a good quality anti-wrinkle cream that suits your skin type is highly recommended.
Generally, a dermatologist prescribes wrinkle cream and lotion for a more effective cure for damage caused over time. These anti-wrinkle creams are the simplest and subtlest way to protect and heal your skin. But since they are not scientifically proven drugs, they do not ensure instant benefits. Although with the regular application, one can see a decline in facial lines and wrinkles, thus resulting in a plump and glowing skin.
Let us dive deeper and build an understanding to choose the best anti-wrinkle cream, suiting your skin type.
Wrinkle creams are generally moisturizing creams with active ingredients that offer advanced benefits. These products help improve your skin tone and reduce accumulated blemishes over time. Hence it is important to keep the track of key ingredients present in these anti-wrinkle creams that are essential for your skincare. They must have the following ingredients in a healthy proportion,
- Retinoids are Vitamin A products(e.g., retinol, retinoic acid) and help repair sun-damaged skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and protects the skin from free radicals. Thus, reducing the rapid breakdown of skin yielding to wrinkles. It also brightens the skin tone.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHAs) include glycolic, citric, and lactic acid. And helps exfoliate the skin, thus resulting in pigmentation-free, even skin.
- Peptides are a bunch of amino acids that cluster together as building blocks for proteins like elastin and collagen, thus resulting in supple and younger-looking skin.
The effectiveness of an anti-wrinkle cream depends on the concentration of these essential ingredients in general. Also, to make the most of these skincare products, it is equally important to understand your skin, be it dry, oily, semi-dry, or semi-oily in patches. Generally, to understand the sensitivity of your skin, it is recommended to take a patch test before buying a cream. Just take a small amount of wrinkle cream on your hand and rub it gently. If it doesn’t irritate you, you are good to go.
For better results, you need to apply the wrinkle cream once or twice a day for upto certain weeks. Also, once you stop using these products, your skin will likely return to its original appearance. Moreover, it is also important to read the application instructions to limit the side effects( like irritation, redness, burning or rashes, etc.) of these creams. Using several anti-wrinkle products is also not advisable as it may cause a reaction and damage your skin further. You must also drink lots of water, avoid smoking, apply sunscreen, and moisturize your skin more often, apart from solely depending upon these anti-wrinkle creams for a healthy skin.
It is always good to contact your dermatologist for a skincare consultation and choose the right wrinkle cream for your skin type. They can help you develop a personalized skincare routine and get rid of the sudden breakouts caused by irritants. Also, any product recommendation from an expert is likely to be more effective.
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