Posted on: 18 January 2016Share
There are many different types of anti-aging creams on the market today, and it can be difficult to know what you should purchase. The bests types of cream have certain ingredients you should look for so you don't waste your money on something that will not work. First, make sure the cream is made for your skin type, such as dry or oily skin, and then look for these ingredients on the label.
Palmitoyl-pentapeptide-4 is a type of peptide that can help produce elastin and collagen, which enables you to have plump smooth skin. You can find many anti-aging creams over the counter that have this ingredient. You can also find facial moisturizers that have peptides for added benefit.
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. It works well because it helps your body produce more collagen, which is a protein that tightens and firms the skin. Sunlight can reduce the effectiveness of retinol. Because of this, make sure the store where you purchase it has not shelved it where it is exposed to sunlight. You should also not use this product during the day when you are out in the sun.
Retinol is also an antioxidant, which can stop free-radical damage that causes your skin to act and look older. Retinol can also help you if you have eczema and acne. You can find retinol in many anti-aging creams over the counter, but to get the most benefit, you should ask your dermatologist to prescribe it for you. Prescription strength has tretinoin, which is a retinoic acid, that is much stronger than over the counter products.
Alpha-hydra acid (AHA) will be listed as malic acid, lactic acid, citric acid or glycolic acid on the ingredients label. In most cases, these acids come from natural sources, such as sour milk and fruits. This ingredient works well because it breaks down and then peels away your dead skin cells. This will reveal the younger-looking skin underneath, and your skin will feel much smoother and look younger. If you have sensitive skin, look for products that are made for this. The sun does not affect AHAs, so you can wear it anytime you want.
Make an appointment with your dermatologist who can tell you the best over the counter and prescription strength products to purchase for anti-aging. They can also tell you how to properly apply these creams.