Figuring out when to use an anti wrinkle cream may be just as difficult as finding which cream to use. Do you start in your 20's, or can you get by waiting until your late 30's, early 40's? As with so many of life's questions, the answer truly depends on the person doing the asking. Never fear though, the answer lays right around the corner, or in this case, throughout this article.
When To Start?
Fashion magazines and online “doctors” tell women that the sooner they start using anti aging creams the better, but this isn't always the case. Here are a few things to consider before you start counting crow lines from the glow of your 27 birthday candles:
- Do you smoke?
- Would you consider your diet healthy?
- How much sun exposure have you had in the past year? Past five years?
Smoking not only causes harm to your lungs, but your skin as well. It can prevent the body from naturally forming collagen, which helps prevent those little lines into becoming deep and dark wrinkles. Having one or two cigarettes over the course of your 20's is to be expected in this day in age, but if you've been a heavy smoker for more than six months, then it's time to not only stop to think about your lung capacity, but the health of your skin as well.
The foods you eat also play a role. Chocolate can cause you to break out, leaving your pores damaged and fatty foods can clog pores leading to more pimples. Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits, especially those containing vitamin C, can help protect your skin from becoming rough and scaly.
Standing around in the sun, better yet, laying around in the sun can be very relaxing. However, those UV rays don't love us as much as we love them. The sun really gives our skin a beating by drying it out and causing it to stretch. Again, foods or wrinkle creams that contain vitamin C are a big benefit to healthier looking skin.
Choosing the Right Cream
Always pay attention to the ingredients of anti aging creams. Products such as Hydroxatone have active ingredients, such as Argireline, which is meant to show fast results, and Matrixyl 3000, which visibly improves skin complexion and tone. When you start shopping around for the correct anti wrinkle cream for you, make sure it has been bought from a respectable brand. Using a cream that irritates the skin is like taking three steps back and no step forward.