There is a list of famous, effective ingredients found in many creams, serums, and gels used by women and men around the world to slow down or reduce the signs of aging. No one product seems to contain all of them, and one can sure spend a lot of money buying them all. Ideally, some substances are best used in certain areas while a few are “all-rounders.” Here is the list of the best ingredients for anti-aging, especially around the face. There are eye serums, lip creams, and lotions just for the chin. This is a complex industry to navigate! But let’s give it a try!
Some of the Best Ingredients in Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
1. Sun Screen
The number one ingredient prevents the most common injuries and defends the skin of those who think ahead and use sunscreen. It is never too late to behave responsibly in the sun, even if some of the damage has been done. Sun exposure causes major burns around the body which can leave scarring and even provide inroads for infection.
The sun causes spots to appear on the skin, perhaps not right away, but they will often emerge in later life when you are fighting wrinkles and other scarring from acne or an injury already. Over-exposure can leave skin looking shiny where there is a scar or dried out and brittle where it doesn’t get enough moisture. Sun exposure can also cause skin cancer which, first and foremost, is potentially deadly. Secondly, after surgery a mark will be left on the skin which contributes to feelings of self-consciousness.
Wear sunblock of SPF 30 or better, wear a hat to keep your face in the shade, and cover all areas of skin against the bright sun. You can get skin cancer anywhere on your body. Even in winter, glaring sun from bright snow can lead to damage. Wear sun block on its own or in makeup which contains a sun block.
Chemists, pharmacists, and cosmeticians cannot say enough about this miraculous ingredient. According to reports, it can potentially reverse all kinds of problems associated with aging skin like tight areas and flabby ones; loss of shine and scarring; blotchiness and dark pigmentation. Retinol is a great addition to any quality skin cream, so always look for retinol, but avoid products which contain perfumes. These can overturn any benefits of retinol as they cause irritation to the skin. Sensitive skin will rise up in a rash or become dried out. Perfumes make lotions smell effective, but the aroma has nothing to do with efficacy. Look for the top names in this business; brands which rose to stardom for good reason.
A lot of the good work you do for your skin actually takes place on the inside of your body. Eating a good diet full of antioxidant-rich green tea and berries is an excellent idea. These will promote a strong immune response to problems which cause dermatological issues or skin discoloration. A healthy body is less prone to aging and simply glows with wellness.
Antioxidants also do a good job on the outside. They cleanse the skin of germs that cling to the epidermis and would try to get in some way if they could. Pathogens have an easier time making their way in as you get older; your defenses become weaker as a natural side effect of growing older. Do not give them any help; prevent disease and promote better hygiene by adding antioxidants and that special glow which is a fetching side effect as well.
4. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
AHAs make skin seem to glow too. They lighten and unify coloration. If lines are not too deep, AHAs can make them appear almost invisible. It is incredible what AHAs can do when you buy a high-quality product and apply just enough. As with all creams, clean and exfoliate skin gently first. This gives the active ingredient or ingredients a way in by unblocking pores. Also, cleansing the skin prompts a cellular reaction of healing and re-energizing which makes skin look and feel better. You will absorb more of the active ingredients applied to your face and other areas of the skin if you cleanse first. Be gentle, don’t use too much product, and be regular about it. Many ingredients require a few weeks to show any real signs of improvement. Also, do not persist if any product seems to be causing an allergic reaction.