In recent years, there have been so many ‘new’ products on the market that promise to give you younger, healthier looking skin virtually overnight. You are told that fine lines and heavy wrinkles will disappear, as if by magic, and you will look ten or twenty years younger if you buy this product. Are they for real? The short answer is, usually not.
The longer response would depend on the ingredients in the formulation and the condition of your skin when you begin applying those products. The best solution for age-defying skincare, according to WebMD, is to begin protecting your skin early in your adult life if you hope to keep that smooth, youthful, radiant glow beyond middle age.
Working with Nature – Not Against!
Many of the skincare products you’ll find on the market can, indeed, visibly soften fine lines but most can’t do much about those deep creases that come from years of UV and UVB exposure in direct sunlight. Along with smoking, UV rays are the most damaging elements, and so it is best to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30 or above from the time when you are very young. Also, if you smoke, quit now!
You can also find natural tips for maintaining a youthful appearance on sites like healthyskinsolutions.com where you’ll find natural alternatives to costly skincare serums and creams. Learn about healthy eating habits with foods known to promote the production of collagen in the body and high in antioxidants that help keep your cells protected against those invading free radicals.
A Look at What Age-Defying Skincare Products Can and Can’t Do
As mentioned, nothing short of cosmetic surgery can eliminate those deep-seated wrinkles. Yes, age-defying skincare creams can lessen their appearance, but they will still be there, and they will still be noticeable. Some products are formulated to stretch the skin so as to reduce the appearance while others are softening agents that help smooth the skin as it softens. Neither is a permanent fix.
Also, it is important to understand exactly what your skin is! Skin is your body’s largest organ and its ultimate purpose, other than keeping everything together inside you, is to protect your body from invading organisms. In order to be effective, a skincare product must be able to penetrate through the outermost layer, the waterproof epidermis, to reach lower layers where collagen is produced.
It’s the Delivery That Counts
Few products on the market are able to penetrate the almost impenetrable outer layer, so most will be ineffective over the long term. Yes, they may temporarily tighten those fine lines or soften the outer layer, but within hours, the effects are gone, leaving you right where you were before spending hundreds of dollars on a ‘miracle fix.’ What you should know is that you can get better results with a healthy diet and some natural remedies provided by Mother Nature herself.
If you are looking for a quick fix for a big date or job interview, many of those products will give you the temporary results you need to get you through. However, if you want lasting results, start treating your skin as early as your 20s and keep healthy solutions in mind. You can’t turn back the clock, but with a little help from nature, you can slow it down.