You can’t prevent yourself from getting older, but now – with recent advancements in the skin care industry – you can safely and effectively prevent yourself from looking older. This article will assist you in finding the best anti-aging skin creams that work to reduce lines and wrinkles in your skin while at the same time bringing back that radiant glow you had not too long ago.
Not all skin care products are created equally, so you should pay careful attention to what ingredients make up the product you are using, and choose one that is natural and safe to use. Don’t be fooled into buying a certain anti-aging skin cream simply because it is made or sold by a leading name in the industry. In fact, believe it or not, but the top manufactures of skin care products today actually use ingredients in their products that may be harmful to your health.
The Most Essential Ingredients
Let’s first focus on the ingredients you should look for when choosing the best anti-aging skin creams. First, the cream you purchase should ideally contain only natural ingredients. It is important that you apply to your skin only what you would consider safe enough to eat, and surely you would not eat a chemical such as petroleum. So why apply it to your skin and let it be absorbed into your bloodstream?
Second, look for ingredients that will not only make your skin look better, but those that will have a positive effect on your skin’s long term health as well. These include certain natural ingredients, such as keratin and wakame, which you will no doubt find in any effective and safe anti-aging skin cream. Keratin, a natural protein, is highly effective at reducing lines and wrinkles, while at the same time reducing redness commonly caused by inflammation or sensitive skin. Wakame, a type of Japanese algae, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and plays a significant role in moisturizing the skin and keeping it firm and healthy. Both of these ingredients are essential to an effective skin care product.
Third, make sure the product you choose has a high concentration of the effective natural ingredients it contains: the best anti-aging skin creams will have at least fifty percent. Too many big-name companies create an anti-aging skin cream that contains only minimal amounts of the ingredients that work. When combined with a higher concentration of “filler” ingredients, the effectiveness of these key ingredients is reduced and oftentimes becomes nonexistent.
And . . . What to Avoid
Finally, there are certain ingredients that you want to make sure you avoid. These include parabens, allergens, fragrances and other harmful chemicals that have more negative effects than positive and have, in fact, been suspected of causing cancer. As mentioned above, many big manufacturers of skin care products disregard the health risks posed by these ingredients and use them in their products simply because they are cheap. The best anti-aging skin creams do not need such fillers, however, because the manufacturers of those products believe it is worth the added expense to keep your skin not only looking younger, but healthy as well.
Rachel Matthews is an expert on natural skin care and has been researching treatments for many years. She is a contributing editor to [http://www.natural-skincare-guide.com] a site focusing on natural remedies for wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging.