How to Choose the Right Anti-Aging Cream?

There are so many different types of anti aging creams out there, that one may well be confused about which one to pick. There are expensive ones, generic ones, those that promise quick results, those that promise visible results, so on and so forth. So how do you pick the right one for you?

Choose a cream that is right for your skin

Firstly pick a cream that is right for your skin type. Do you have oil or dry skin? Is your skin sensitive? Do you have large pores? Does your skin have scars or blemishes? Many creams and lotions are tailored to specific skin types; so pick accordingly. Also will you be using the cream as day wear or as the last thing before you go to bed? Accordingly pick an overnight repair cream or a lighter formulation with built in sunscreen.

Don’t equate expensive with high quality

anti-aging-creamA bigger price tag, a more famous brand name and fancier packaging; even a better smell don’t automatically translate to a more effective product. It is the active ingredients that matter, no matter whether it is a generic product or a banded one with a fancy sounding name.

Look for the right ingredients

The ingredients of the product are what will give you results so look for particular names in the list of in ingredients on the package.

Retinols: Look for retinols – they may be listed as Retin-A and may be useful in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Alpha Hydroxy Acids are often written simply as AHAs. These work by helping to remove the top most layer of dead skin on the surface to reveal the fresher layer of skin beneath.

Peptides: Peptides or copper peptides, is another ingredient that you should look for. According to some experts this ingredient helps boost production of collagen in the skin.

Moisturizers: The job of a wrinkle cream is also to protect the skin against further damage. So look for moisturizers that will help keep your skin hydrated and conditioned. This will also help in slowing down the process of skin aging somewhat.

Change the cream if it doesn’t suit you

It could be that some creams don’t suit your skin – they may cause breakouts or allergic reactions or may feel greasy or feel uncomfortable on the skin. It is a good idea to experiment with a few different products, before settling for a product that really works for you.