Anti Aging & Wrinkle creams: How they fit into your skincare routine

There are so many beauty products out there, to soothe, renew, calm, boost, moisturise and exfoliate our skin that its easy to get confused. As we get older and begin to worry about aging skin and the inevitable wrinkles its important to look at our lifestyle, food choices and the what’s in our skin creams to ensure we are making the best decisions to help our skin look and feel good.

In this article we will look at how to help our skin feel and look better as we get older by helping to reduce lines and wrinkles. Also, when we are using wrinkle treatments what some of the best ingredients to look for when buying them, and where to incorporate wrinkle creams into regular skincare routines.

Anti-Wrinkle creams are not the only element in a successful skincare routine: skin should be protected from the sun as exposure to UV light speeds up the ageing process Also, when choosing skin care choose products with built in sunscreen of an SPF of at least 15 that block both UVA and UVB rays. Smoking is a major cause of wrinkles, as it causes the narrowing of the blood vessels in the outer layers of skin, damaging elastin and collagen which are fibers that provide its strength and elasticity and therefore begins to sage and age prematurely. So, its important either to give up smoking or cut it down dramatically.

It is also important to eat well and incorporate more fresh fruit and vegetables in the diet, eat food with plenty of protein and drink lots of water for hydration which helps to keep skin moisturized.

When looking for anti-ageing skin care products, there are some ingredients which can be very effective, so look out for AHA’s such as Lactic and Glycolic acids and enzymes. Anything that contains peptides and ingredients such as copper is good for encouraging the production of collagen to help smooth and plump the skin. Retinol also kick-starts collagen production and helps soften production and softens the skin’s surface, making the skin appear less wrinkly.

Once the decision has been made about which is the best cream for wrinkles, then it should be used in the correct place in the beauty regime. Some creams are specifically for use during the day, some for overnight, and there are those that are suitable for both. For day cream, apply moisturiser after cleansing and toning, and use a serum a few minutes after that – some people lightly massage the face whilst applying the cream to give it an extra boost. If eye cream is being used that should be applied before moisturising. Some day creams also act as primers too, so double check the instructions about when these should be applied.

Applying night time anti-wrinkle cream is very important because skin cells are at their most productive at night, and so receptive to the kind of nourishment that helps tackle aging. Therefore, cleanse, tone, use a serum and then apply the night cream, leaving it to sink it before heading off to bed.

Thus, the use of anti-wrinkle cream is just one part of an effective skin care routine to help combat the signs of aging, and when used in conjunction with improved diet and lifestyle can help improve the look of wrinkles on the skin.

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