Anti-wrinkle face creams and formulations work against natural aging and photo aging. External factors of aging, such as long exposure to harmful rays of the sun etc are called photo aging. Your skin looks thick and leathery with regular pigmentations, blood vessels may be visible on the surface of the skin and deep furrows develop in the skin in addition to wrinkles.
Wrinkles vary in shape, size, depth, extent of coverage and age from individual to individual. Treatment for wrinkles using anti wrinkle creams depends on what type of problem you are going through. If you are older and with more visible lines on your face then probably you need a stronger product. A young face with fine lines would require any general-purpose cream. You should think about all the aspects and only then settle down with a product.
Three basic steps are normally followed to treat facial problems:
• Cleanse : Using skin cleansers like fruit acids.
• Tone : Using toners like moisturizers, vitamins and minerals.
• Nourish : Using more advanced formulations.
The following are some of the basic ingredients of an anti wrinkle face cream:
Vitamins nourish our skin, hair and other tissues. This has made them a preferred choice in anti-wrinkle creams. Vitamin A in the form of retinol treats injured skin and improves collagen formation. It supplies moisture and helps the skin remain soft and plump. Other vitamins like C and E are very popular for their anti-oxidant effects.
Fruit Acids (AHA)
Alpha Hydroxy Acids are popular exfoliants, which are used in the form of Glycolic, Malic, Tartaric and Citric acid and many other formulations. These acids brush off the dead cells and tissues revealing new, fresh under skin.
These are the famous anti-oxidants that fight against free radicals. Vitamins and other compounds are used in formulations and are said to be effective against these radicals.
Anti wrinkle eye cream contains ingredients that provide extra moisture to your skin. This helps in diminishing darkness from the skin and makes it look more firm. Many anti wrinkle eye creams contain vitamins A and D. These are the vitamins that are lost when skin is exposed to sun rays for longer durations.
Anti wrinkle eye cream come in different potencies and times of application. The creams can be classifieds based on their time of application.
Day Creams : Day creams work on puffiness and dark circles.
Night Creams : Night creams usually contain Alpha hydroxy acid and/or retinol. It is used to protect against damage to skin.
General Creams : The primary purpose of these creams is to provide moisture to skin.
What is the cause of wrinkles? Due the gravitational force, the tissues of our body are pulled down. This phenomenon is helped by the loss of moisture in our skin. Loss of moisture results in collagen breakdown and the free radical damage over a period of time. This results in sagging of the skin, marking thin and deeper lines. Anti wrinkle eye creams work to prevent the easing factors by providing extra moisture daily, reducing collagen damage, and free radical activity with anti-oxidants.
Does anti-wrinkle cream work? Creams are local applications and effects produced an veer off after some time. We need to catch the root cause of wrinkle and act on them. The onus is on everyone to try on their own and check the results over time. Many women think about it far too late and for creams and lotions to have any protective effect you need to start the treatment at the right time. A good diet and active life style are the best ways to take care of wrinkles – especially water, vitamin c, anti-oxidants from vegetables, etc.