8 Myths About Anti-Aging Products

Struggling to find the right anti-aging products? The market is flooded with a number of different products and many of them don’t seem to work – and that’s because they don’t. There are a number of different myths about anti-aging products perpetrated by people you may know and those in the beauty industry. In order to select the right anti-aging products, you need to be aware of the common myths that exist out there in the world. These myths may be causing you to buy the wrong products. While there are plenty of anti-aging products out there that work, you are going to have to do a little research to figure out if they are the right ones for you. With that said, ask these questions regarding the top 8 myths about anti-aging products.

Are more expensive products better?

A product with a higher price tag does not always work better. By the same sentiment, it does not mean it will necessarily perform any worse either. There are some exceedingly expensive skin care products that work just as well or even not at all. In order for a product to work, it needs to contain ingredients that can actually aid in fighting wrinkles such as vitamin C, acai oil, green tea extract, Coenzyme Q-10 and caffeine among others. Look for these ingredients before you look at the price tag.

Do retinoids exfoliate the skin?

Retinoids do not work to exfoliate the skin – believe it or not. The peeling many people experience is just irritation. When given in the right dose, retinoids fight aging by enhancing collagen product, smoothing the skin and evening out the pigmentation of your skin.

Will results be instantly noticeable?

If results are instantly noticeable, it’s probably just a glorified make-up product. Results for a product that actually works, will not be noticeable when first apply the product. It may take days or even weeks before you notice an improvement in your skin. So, don’t get discouraged if you don’t see the results you are looking for right away.

Do I only need products with SPF on sunny days?

Your skin is constantly exposed to UV rays when you go out in the sun, regardless of whether or not it is sunny, although considerably less when it is dark outside. Therefore, your skin should always have the protection it deserves. Make sure you are using a product with an SPF of 30 or higher in order for it to be effective. Protecting your skin from the sun will protect it from aging.

Do I need to find a product that will keep me moisturized?

While moisture is key to having fuller skin with fewer wrinkles. Moisturizing your skin doesn’t do much in the way of fighting aging. Products that claim to moisturize, actually just hold moisture in. And while they work to make the skin appear younger, moisturizing products can only do this for a short period of time.

Is a product with more retinol better?

Retinol is one of the best ingredients for fighting signs of aging, effectively reducing wrinkles when given in the right dose. However, high doses of retinol can and will cause irritation and peeling of the skin. And while they may limit wrinkles, this unsightly peeling may be counter-productive when it comes to obtaining younger looking skin. Therefore, you may need to look for a product containing lower doses of retinol if you are experiencing peeling and irritation.

Do I need a cream with collagen?

At this point, most people know how collagen is the stuff that makes our skin look plump. But, there is some confusion as to how that works. Products containing collagen imply that the collagen can be absorbed through the skin and make our skin look plump, but this is not the case. Collagen cannot actually penetrate the skin, so it can’t be absorbed, so it mostly functions as a moisturizer. It will do nothing to actually prevent or fight wrinkles.

A friend recommended a product to me that should work for me too, right?

Just because someone recommended a product that works for them, does not mean it will work for you. What works for one person, does not work for everyone. Individuals have different skin types and their needs will vary depending on their skin. Their skin may also respond to certain ingredients differently, or not respond at all. This is important to keep in mind.

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