Choosing the Right Creams for Wrinkles

November 27, 2012By

Photo of a woman using anti-wrinkle creamsAs we get older our bodies undergo several changes, and most of these changes are evident on our face and skin. One of the most noticeable signs of ageing is wrinkles and fine lines which are commonly found on the forehead and near the eye area. Although wrinkles and fine lines are part of ageing, there are some things we could do to slow or reverse the process. Choosing the right creams for wrinkles will help diminish the appearance of this skin problem and can give you a youthful glow.

Aside from the inevitable ageing we will all go through, there are other factors that could contribute to the early formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Here are some of the most common causes of wrinkles and fine lines on our skin:

  • Sun Damage – every day we expose our skin to harmful rays from the sun, which causes skin damage. Using a tanning bed can only worsen the damage. UV rays speeds the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin, making it less supple and resulting in dry, saggy skin.  To avoid sun-damaged skin it is a good idea to use sunscreen whenever possible.
  • Unhealthy Lifestyle – unhealthy vices like smoking and drinking excessively can destroy our skin cells and affect our appearance. Studies show that the toxins in alcohol and cigarettes destroy the cells in our body. It is always best to refrain from unhealthy lifestyle choices.
  • Diet, Nutrition and Exercise – the proper diet and nutrition can provide our skin with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to stay healthy and young. A poor diet can leave your skin dry, dull, and more susceptible to damage. Exercising on a regular basis can also improve circulation and promote better skin renewal and repair.
  • Genetics – heredity can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles and other skin problems. If your parents have suffered from skin problems and disorders, chances are that same trait or genetic defect will be passed on to you. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to remedy poor genetics; however, you can slow down its effects with the treatments and creams best suited for your skin type.

There are certain radical treatments that can diminish the appearance of wrinkles; however, these treatments can be very expensive and are not covered by most insurance companies.

Here are some of the common treatments for wrinkles:

  • Laser Treatments – laser procedures are done to even out the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This procedure is also good for uneven skin tones and complexions.
  • Botox – this treatment works by temporarily weakening and paralyzing facial muscles that often contract, resulting in wrinkles. Botox consists of neurotoxins used to treat any problem where inappropriate muscle contraction is the problem. Such is the case with wrinkles, which are believed to be caused by muscle contraction—when those muscles are paralyzed the wrinkles won’t happen.
  • Skin or Dermal Fillers – used for filling in deeper wrinkles. These dermal fillers are injected under the skin to make it more plump and to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

The above procedures are drastic measures to eliminate wrinkles and other signs of ageing on the skin. The procedures can be very expensive and risky if not properly done by a licensed surgeon. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure and it is still best to use skin creams to fight off wrinkles. In choosing the most effective anti-wrinkle creams, you would need to check the label and look for these effective ingredients: coenzyme Q10, copper peptides, kinetin, hydroxy acids and retinol.

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