Before you read another anti-aging skin care review, it might be wise do get a little information. What makes an anti-aging skin care system safe and effective? Find out here.
You have to remember that an anti-aging skin care review is written by a consumer, just like you. If you don’t know what makes an anti-aging skin care system safe and effective, then why would you think that another consumer, just like yourself would have the answer? Wouldn’t it be smarter to consult a dermatologist?
I’m not saying that you should make a doctor’s appointment before you buy skincare products. Some of the most respected dermatologists of our time have written volumes, in every day language, so that the average person can understand the basics of skincare.
An anti-aging skin care review can only give you a tiny bit of information. It worked or it didn’t. Some products even appear to work on the short-term. But, when it comes to an anti-aging skin care system, you want something that will work for life.
The first thing that you should be concerned about is safety. There are many common ingredients in cosmetics that are actually hazardous to your health. Others are simply self defeating, because they interfere with the natural skin renewal process.
For safety’s sake, you should avoid parabens (they have been linked to cancer) which are often used as preservatives. You should also avoid the daily use of sunscreens, such as padimate-O and titanium dioxide. The safest choice for numerous hours in the sun is a sun block that contains zinc oxide.
Once you are sure that the ingredients in an anti-aging skin care system are safe, then you should be sure that they contain no known allergens. Perfume is the most common of all. You may read a positive anti-aging skin care review about a product that contains perfumes or fragrances, but you might not have the same results.
Mineral oils, petrolatum, paraffin wax or petroleum jelly are some of the most common ingredients in lotions and creams. If you want to repair the damage done by time and prevent additional damage, you should avoid these ingredients, because they interfere with the production of new skin-cells, collagen and elastin fibers.
Taken as a whole, the body’s ability to repair skin-damage is known as the renewal or rejuvenation process. If given the right “nourishment”, the skin’s rejuvenation process is next to miraculous. Here’s a brief look at some of the things that an anti-aging skin care system should include. These compounds support the rejuvenation process.
Protein peptides are probably the most important. Functional Keratin is one brand name ingredient that is very similar to the skin’s own keratin.
An extract from wakame kelp prevents the loss of another important protein, hyaluronic acid. Passion fruit extract contains essential fatty acids needed to create new cells.
Antioxidants, such as COQ10 and natural vitamin E prevent additional damage and can repair some of the damage done. Moisturizing is an important part of an anti-aging skin care system. The best moisturizers are grape seed and olive oil, processed correctly, because they are so similar to the skin’s own sebum.
That’s more information than you would get from any anti-aging skin care review. Maybe after you find something that contains all of these compounds, you can write your own anti-aging skin care review, and you’ll have the knowledge to back it up.