In the quest to stay younger for longer, the anti ageing cream can often be over looked as simply treating the surface of the problem. However, with many new technologies and innovations appearing on the market every year, it would be unwise to ignore creams. After all, it’s your skin that people see every day and the five most prominent signs of ageing can all be helped by the right cream.
As we age, a loss of collagen and a change in hormone levels can cause our skin to become drier and more sensitive. This dryness means that skin loses its glow and the appearance of youth. Dryness is a chronic problem and one that can only be helped by applying a rich facial cream. Used twice daily, morning and night, a good face cream can combat dry skin.
A change in the colour of our skin can occur for many different reasons. We might have sun damage from holidays spend under the sun, weather damage from the local climate, age spots from increased sensitivity or an uneven skin tone from a sluggish circulation. However, these issues are usually mild and many of them can be significantly helped with the right cream. Applying a good cream with a high UV protection factor daily can help fade age spots and prevent future sun damage. This will give you skin time to recover. A facial cream with good protective and barrier properties can also help weather damaged skin to heal and stay healthy. Uneven skin tones are also helped by the regular application of skin creams. Working gently in an upward motion with the fingertips helps a sluggish circulation and allows the active ingredients in the cream to be more readily absorbed.
Poor skin texture is associated with aging because of a loss of moisture and hormonal changes. This means our skin rejuvenates at a slower speed, leading to a build-up of dead skin cells. While many people will see this as a cue to get out the exfoliators, dermatologists are quick to point out that manual exfoliation is not the answer. Using a good quality cream with the right natural acids will allow your skin to shed cells more effectively.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
As a result of some of the issues above, fine lines and wrinkles are more likely to take hold. By combating dryness and texture we can effectively ward off wrinkles for longer.
- Loss of Firmness
Elasticity reduces when collagen production falls off. While we all like to blame gravity for a loss of firmness, the one factor we can do something about is elasticity. By keeping our skin well moisturised and plump, we can create the right conditions for firmness.
Taken altogether these five signs can seem overwhelming, but the good news is that they are all manageable – and finding a good anti ageing cream is the best place to start.