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Anti-Aging Battle: Best Skin Care Products Versus Dermatologists’ Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

Beauty procedures brings breakthrough in anti-aging solution, which means you can sleep away wrinkles; however an anti-aging skin care regimen can not be substituted.

Different age is characterized by its skin problems. It is important to understand what causes the problems so you can take preventative anti-aging measures as well as addressing the issues before it goes further.

Anti-Aging For Age Over 30s

The wound healing process and cell renewal activity start to decelerate. Skin’s ability to retain moisture decreases, especially around the eye skin areas. Fine lines and wrinkles appear as “pseudo wrinkles”. This is the signal that aging will official kick off and immediate remedies to the skin are required.

Try To Focus On:

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Help cell renewal
Improve radiance
Protect against free radicals
Prevent sun-damage

What To Do:

1. Clean, don’t strip – Dermatologists suggest that a pH 5.5 face wash helps gently cleanse the skin without irritating the eyes. It also helps preserve the natural and protective acid mantle of your skin. Products recommended: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser, Johnson’s Cleansing Lotion

2. Enhance moisture – Moisturizer smoothes fine lines and replenishes skin tone and texture. A good moisturizer should contain at least one of the moisturizing agents: Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide, Vitamin B5 or Evening Primrose Oil. Products recommended: SkinCeuticals B5 Gel, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream, Atopalm MLE Cream

3. Emphasis on the eye skin area – Anti-wrinkle eye cream is a type of wrinkle cream especially made to treat fines and wrinkles around the eyes. Look for a product with Retinol, Growth Factors, Peptides or Caffeine. Products recommended: Kinerase Eye Cream, Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream, Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy Cream with Growth Factor

Anti-Aging For Age Over 40s

Expression lines, forehead wrinkles, smile lines, fine lines and other facial wrinkles all come into play. Age spots and discoloration are also very common because skin’s self healing ability from sun exposure and environmental damage decreases.

Try To Focus On:

Keep skin moisturized
Prevent and reduce wrinkles
Even skin tone or dull complexion
Lighten age spots and discoloration
Prevent sun-damage and environmental damage

What To Do:

1. Anti-wrinkle ingredients can be divided into 3 groups according to their anti-wrinkle effects, where Group A contains strong irritant acid and belongs to prescription drugs, Group B is suitable for normal, combination, dry or oily skin, and Group C is best for sensitive skin.

Group A: Tretinoin (Retin A), Glycolic Acid

Group B: L-Ascorbic Acid, Q 10, Growth Factors, Peptides, Idebenone, Kinetin

Group C: Vitamin E, Algae Extract, Tea Extract

Choosing the products with anti-wrinkle ingredients that fit your skin type is half way of success. Spending more money on your anti-wrinkle products does not affect the status of your skin. What you use does. Products recommended: Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor, Afirm 3X by TxSystems, Kinerase Pro Therapy C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment

2. Dermatologists suggest that the higher concentration of the skin lightening ingredients the more effective. If your age spots are new, looking for a skin brightener with Bearberry (Arbutin) or Coffeeberry Extract. If you have had the age spots for sometimes, you may need a prescription-strength skin brightener or even a skin care procedure. Talk to your dermatologist about the best options for your skin. Products recommended: IS Clinical Hyperpigmentation Kit, DDF Intensive Holistic Lightener

Anti-Aging For Age Over 50s

The increase in Collagen breakdown will cause your skin become dryer, thinner and more sensitive. Deep wrinkles, sagging skin, drooping eye lids and thinning lips become pronounced.

Try To Focus On:

Keep skin moisturized
Prevent and reduce wrinkles
Prevent and lighten age spots
Improve firmness and elasticity
Prevent sun-damage and environmental damage

What To Do:

1. Topical application to increase levels of the Progesterone and Estrogen Hormones can produce anti-aging effects for women near or after menopause. Natural Progesterone and Estrogen supplements can be found in drug stores. Consult your doctor for the best options for both of your skin and health.

2. Expression lines and smile lines are not easy to eliminate by topical application of anti-wrinkle products. The good news is expression lines tend to respond well to the injections of Botox. Getting a Botox can dramatically improve horizontal forehead wrinkles, scowl lines between eyebrows and crow’s feet wrinkles.

3. You may also consider a surgical lift, lasers, dermal fillers, or chemical peels performed by medical professionals to improve the overall appearance. However, there are certain complications and ricks inherent. For this reason, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced medical professional for such procedures.

About the author: Michele Knight is an expert in Dermatology and Biology. She is deeply involved in research on anti-aging skin care and treatments for over 16 years. She has also published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines.


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