Our skin tends to age faster than our chronological age. At least it seems that way. As the skin ages, it starts to lose its elasticity. Another characteristic of an ageing skin is the development of fine lines, wrinkles and spots; these spots are called ‘age spots’. You can’t stop the body’s natural process but you can definitely decrease the speed of the aging process of your skin by taking good care of it and also by using various products to keep your skin young and radiant.
Taking care of eyelids
The area around the eyelids is one of the areas that provide evidence of ageing in a person. If you take good care of your eyelids and the skin around it, the ageing of the skin might not be that obvious. The use of moisturizers helps hydrate the area around the eyelids and protects them from becoming irritated. Dry eyelids don’t look good and the intelligent use of cosmetics can help enhance their visual appeal. Also clean you face of all the makeup before you sleep, every night. Such care will definitely improve the health of your eyelids.
Reverse wrinkles caused due to sun damage
Overexposure to the rays of the sun causes skin damage. So, the first thing that you must take care of is to protect yourself from the sun. This will help your skin look and feel soft. It will also help it rejuvenate faster. Limit your fun in the sun. Apply skin care products to protect yourself against sun damage. Sun screen products come with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating. Experts suggest that choosing a product that has a rating of at least 15 and above, will help block the damage caused by the sun. Integrate the use of such products as a part of your daily routine.
Fighting fine lines and wrinkles
The fight against fine lines and wrinkles is difficult with a wide array of precautions to be taken and products to be used. The first step towards fighting these lines and wrinkles is to protect your skin from exposure to the sun. Another way of combating lines and wrinkles is by using chemical peels and retinoid based creams and lotions. You must choose a skin care cream with care and make sure that its ingredients are not going to cause allergic reaction on your skin. There are creams and lotions available that help regulate the functioning of the skin. Typically, such products contain various vitamins and botanical antioxidants.
Fight against crow’s feet
The appearance of crow’s feet indicates that your skin isn’t hydrated enough. The area near the eyes is very delicate and is prone to tearing and wrinkling. There are various treatment options available for treating crow’s feet. You can also use home made remedies to tackle crow’s feet. All treatment options whether homemade or otherwise focus on providing the area with the required amounts of vitamins and minerals for nourishment.
Cream or lotion – Your choice
When it comes to choosing a cream or a lotion, make your choice based on the ingredients and your specific needs and requirements. At times, choosing a moisturizing cream over a moisturizing lotion can turn out to be a good idea. This is especially true in cases wherein the skin is dry and itchy. In the general scheme of things, the use of cream or lotion is equally good. But, there might be a case wherein the ingredients that you want, are a part of a cream, but not to be found in a lotion, or vice versa. At the end of the day, with the amount of anti ageing cream and lotions available on the market, it is completely your choice as to what you choose to use.
Collagen and its effect on skin
Collagen based skin care products have revolutionized skin care. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is responsible for structuring the skin. It’s the collagen in the skin that gives skin its smoothness and visual appeal. It’s like a net that holds all the skin cells together. As you grow older, your body’s collagen production begins to decrease. This begins the ageing process of the skin. Collagen based products help arrest the aging of the skin by increasing the levels of collagen in your skin.
The never ending fight – Getting rid of wrinkles