Who cares of wrinkles at 20? How about 25? Nope, it’s the last worry in the world. Life is beautiful, parties keep up till dawn, your lover just brought you flowers and you simply don’t need anything more. You look in the mirror and you like what you see. Wrinkles? Pfff, you can’t even begin to imagine that at some point, you will have wrinkles too. No way! And anyway, not now. But wouldn’t it be better to plan ahead, to buy some time? Especially since it’s not very complicated. It’s so much easier to prevent. You’ll find below some ingredients that effectively fight against wrinkles. Be smart and take them into account the next time you buy a skin care product.
Alfa Hydroxy Acids
You’ve surely heard of AHA: Alpha Hidroxy Acids – such as the glycolic acid, lactic acid, which penetrate the skin very gently – and make a light exfoliation, leaving the skin luminous, healthy and, very importantly, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. They do marvels against wrinkles and even spots. The only secret is to use daily an AHA product (best, a moisturizer) for an extended period of time.
On the labels of cosmetic products you’ll often find it under the name niacinamide – however it is vitamin B3. And it has tremendous effects: it brightens the skin, but is also a great moisturizer. In addition, it helps with pigmentary spots and evens your skin.
They are essential in the fight against wrinkles. Furthermore, they soothe and revitalize the skin. Everything sounds good, but you may wonder what antioxidants are really effective? OK, each has its role, but a few of them are true health gems: vitamin C, vitamin E, resveratrol, retinol (vitamin A) and, last but not least, the green tea. One more piece of advice: search for products containing more antioxidants, not just one, and the effects will be, literally, precious.
Or fatty acids. Or lipids. Regardless of the name they bear, ceramides are vital for skin care, especially for dry skin. Their role is to maintain the optimal level of hydration of your complexion. Your skin will remain supple, with a nice texture, and will be less sensitive.
All dermatologists tell us how important it is to protect us from the harmful rays of the sun – the main culprit for the appearance of wrinkles. Basically, we should use SPF products all year round. It’s not so hard, especially now that SPF is present in a variety of products, from the day moisturizing cream to foundation or powder. And in the summer days it’s fundamental to protect yourself with minimum SPF 30.