Around age 35 most people start to show their age by developing wrinkles, sagging skin and other fine lines. The quick way to treat this is with expensive medical treatments but not all of can afford it or want go under the knife/needle.There is an alternative solution with lotions, serums, creams and peels.

The true question is, do these products really work and what do you look for in them? The industry in anti-aging gets larger every year because of the huge demand and everybody seems to have their own targeted product.

Here are some key things to look for suggested by dermatologists.

Moisturizers:

If you suffer from dry skin you will have a higher chance of developing wrinkles. We strongly suggest you use moisturizers to help lock in and keep your skin moist. This will significantly help reduce the risk of developing wrinkles. Here are some great moisturizer products we carry: http://bit.ly/WhYb0z.

Retinoids:

Retinioids is a much stronger solution to anti-aging and usually requires a prescription from your Doctor. However, there are over the counter versions which are lessened in strength but still work. You will notice a reduction in fine lines within a couple of weeks, but the draw back is it will cause strong skin irritation. You will notice redness and peeling, but this is normal and don’t give up when using it. We do suggest you consult with your doctor on how to safely use this product. Here is some great products with Retinioids we carry: http://bit.ly/XDyCI7

Alpha-hydroxy Acids

As our age starts to show our skin gets damaged over time, alpha-hydroxy acoids (AHA) help to counter act this by exfoliating the skin and help break down dead skin. Your skin will look brighter and new again. AHA have been proven to show strong increases in skin thickness making it more resilient to signs aging. Most AHA come in topical creams and chemical peels, usually made from food products. The suggested usage of this treatment is no more than once per week. There are much milder creams you can use every day. We carry a vast line of facial scrubs and peels which can be found here. http://bit.ly/WhZ7li

Antioxidants

Your skin sometimes doesn’t get enough oxygen cause by day to day environments such as stress, pollution and the sun. This can lead to development of wrinkles due to the break down of collagen in your skin cells. Antioxidants are also a great way to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. Things to look for in products which contain antioxidants will have green tea, vitamin C, E and coenzyme Q10 in them.

Sunscreen

We cannot suggest enough on the usage of sunscreen in your day to day life. Sun damage is the leading cause of wrinkles and fine lines. Also if you have lighter skin your most susceptible to developing wrinkles fast than someone with darker skin. We suggest using minimally sunscreen which contains SPF 30 daily. You can easily just scoop of a small amount using two fingers and apply to your neck and face. You really need to get into the every day habit of applying it before going outside. People will notice the difference down the road and your skin will thank you. We have a great selection of sunscreen products here: http://bit.ly/YnNczh

Hydroquinone

Prolonged sun damage will lead to your skin developing dark spots and make your skin look much older than it really is. There are expensive laser treatments which can remove these marks but, there are also over the counter products which can help too. There are various creams which offer ways to remove dark spots and usually the cheaper method. We carry various products here which can help in your fight against dark spots. http://bit.ly/Xjm7DF

Here are some tips to prevent early signs of anti-aging.

  1. Beauty sleep”, it’s called that for a reason. Less sleep will show on your face.
  2. Always wear your sunglasses when outside on sunny days. You can develop crow’s feet if you need to squint a lot.
  3. If you need to be outside for a long time, wear a hat and a long sleeve shirt.
  4. Find ways to relax, too much stress cause you to bunch up your eye brows a lot. This in turn causes you to develop wrinkles and fine lines in your face.
  5. Using a sunscreen in drivers side window can help also protect you from prolonged expose to harmful uva/uvb rays.
  6. Using a good moisturizer daily and help lock in water keeping your skin moist throughout the day.
  7. Don’t smoke, recent studies are confirming that cigarette smoke aging your skin.
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