It can be difficult to accept that you are finally faced with the realities of aging and of aging skin. It may help for you to understand how remotely possible it is not to grow fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging at all. That means, every one of us will have to deal with wrinkles sooner than we may think, and while there are better anti-aging products in our midst, there are some guidelines that will do you well to keep in mind when selecting the appropriate wrinkle cream for your skin.
Should the type of wrinkle I have to affect my choice of wrinkle cream?
Frankly, yes and no.
There are generally two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles include your expression lines. These wrinkles become visible when you make certain facial expressions and there’s facial movement. Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are a mainstay on your face. They show up as folds and creases even if your skin is in an expressionless state.
While knowing the type of wrinkle you have may help determine the wrinkle treatment that will help either improve or vanish them, when it comes to wrinkle creams, you should learn to taper off your expectations. Reality is, it remains to be proven whether or not wrinkle creams do and can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other manifestations of signs of skin aging and yet, there are clear benefits to using one.
The type of wrinkle you have, however, does become more important if and when you decide to undergo any clinical procedure, including the minimally invasive ones like laser treatments, Botox or any skin resurfacing procedure.
What then should you be looking for in a wrinkle cream?
With the volume of wrinkle creams available in the market, you are faced with the tough decision of screening the right wrinkle cream for your skin. There are certain screening guidelines and criteria you should take into consideration when you do. That list includes your age, your skin type, your skin issues, and even how much you are willing to spend — hey, some wrinkle creams can be as cheap as $15 or less, and as expensive as over $300 a jar or tube!
There are certain rules of thumb when you use your age as the primary guide when choosing a wrinkle cream. When you are in your 20s or younger, your skin will benefit from a significant moisture and antioxidant boost.Prodroxatone can be your ideal wrinkle product, with Vitamin C being its primary ingredient. The objective at this age is to protect your skin from free radical damage and loss of elasticity.
While you’re practicing wrinkle prevention, fold in sunscreen in your skincare routine and try to avoid sun exposure as much as you can. These products work to prevent the development of either static or dynamic wrinkle.
As you become older, you need more peptides, elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid and retinol in your wrinkle cream. In fact, these ingredients become a must-have at this stage. Your skin’s ability to treat and rejuvenate itself will have become significantly compromised at this stage. The objective for using a wrinkle cream, therefore, goes beyond giving your skin a moisture boost. It should also do a good job at enhancing skin cell repair while slowing down natural skin regeneration processes, including collagen breakdown.
In the end, when it comes to wrinkle creams, it does not matter so much whether you are treating a static or a dynamic wrinkle. That’s because the underlying causes of either type of wrinkle are the same — skin dryness, inefficient skin repair and rejuvenation, deterioration of the skin’s outer layers, increased moisture loss, and poor microcirculation. Therefore, the treatments are the same. However, and on the contrary, different skin types will certainly need special care at different stages.