Anti-Aging Creams: The Myth and the Truth

Who says I’m 48? I just turned 35 last week! No woman ever likes to be called ‘old’. Aging means losing out on life, losing out on vitality and being delegated to the sad part of the world. No wonder no one wants to get old or more importantly, look old. It is not without a reason that the market is flooded with anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams and serums. People are spending more on skin treatments like plastic surgery and Botox injections than on other possibly more important things.

A lot is going in the cosmetic industry to get ‘younger looking’ skin. Whether they are the facial massages with hands or electrostimulation or facial toning in any other way, there is a high demand of all these services, promising to make you look younger. Along with these, there are the nectars of youth- the anti-aging creams. ‘Oh let the wrinkles and fine lines show, I don’t mind looking 10 years older than I actually am’- said no woman ever. They, on the contrary are always on the lookout for some new cream, lotion, serum, remedy or therapy that can make them return to their scintillating youthful days.

However, there is also a lot of debate going around the usage, the effectiveness and the side-effects of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams. Well, to be honest, these creams may or may not work. With the growing popularity of such creams there has also been a massive increase in shams and useless products sold with excellent marketing techniques. Nonetheless, there are creams and serums which are actually effective and can work on blemishes, pigmentation, wrinkles, discolouration, expression lines and wrinkles etc. These help the skin recover from the damages from environmental hazards and mainly by sun.

The question now is that how would you know that which are the creams that can actually do you good? There are certain elementary chemicals that have been proved to have beneficial effects on the skin. These include Retinol, Epidermal growth factor, made of 53 amino acids, Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids or other chemical peels, Peptides, such as Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3), Matryxil, and copper peptides, Coenzyme Q10 etc. Even if you don’t know what each of these does to your skin, if you are able to spot a few of these on the label of your anti-aging cream, you can be happy. A good anti-aging cream would normally also contain anti-oxidant. These are the good guys that protect the skin cells from most of the damage. For the best effects, it is suggested that the anti-aging cream is teamed with a good sunscreen. If your cream already has an adequate SPF, nothing like it. If not, remember that the sun is your enemy, never, ever step out in the sun without a good layer of your sunscreen. Yet another ingredient of a good anti-aging cream can be Vitamin C. The juicy vitamin is great for your skin and also helps in the healing process.

Anyway, there are things that are much more important than using creams and serums. Even the top anti aging cream will fail to glow up your skin if you are not happy. Take it easy, let life happen. Feel beautiful to look beautiful!

About the Author:

Emma Brown is a skin expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs with most of her writings based on tips for best anti aging skin treatments. In her free time she loves traveling, fashion shows and music.