There are literally hundreds of Anti aging creams available to consumers. These creams differ from each other in terms of quality, brand, price, and ingredients. Many people use Anti aging creams because they want to reverse the signs of aging. These people do not want, or cannot afford plastic surgery to totally reverse the signs of aging. However, one wonders whether these really work. Are the manufacturers of these creams are simply exploiting people’s vanities and insecurities to make billions in profits every year? Do they produce quality creams that actually work in preventing and reversing the signs of aging? The consensus amongst consumers seems to be that there are some creams that work, and there are some creams that do not work. What determines whether or not a cream works is the active ingredients that are contained in it, and not the price or the name of the manufacturer?
There are many ingredients that are contained in different Anti aging creams that have been found to lightly to mildly reverse and / or delay the signs of aging. These ingredients include Vitamin A and its derivatives like Retinol, Vitamins E and C, DHEA, fatty acids, antioxidants such as Green Tea, Kinetin, Coenzyme Q10, Copper peptides, hydroxy acids, and many other ingredients. These ingredients all have different benefits. Anti aging creams that contain these ingredients are effective. However, consumers must be aware that creams will never result in drastic changes. These ingredients subtly improve the signs of aging, but they will never make a 60-year-old look 35 again. For such a drastic change plastic surgery is required.
So, when should one start using Anti aging creams? Since some of the ingredients that are contained in Anti aging creams actually work to delay the signs of aging, and not just repair them, it is advisable to begin using these before the signs of aging appear. Anti aging creams that can help in the delay of the signs of aging include those that contain Vitamins A and E, Green Tea extracts, Coenzyme Q10, and hydroxy acids. For this reason some skin experts recommend using Anti aging creams from the mid to late 30’s. However, if the skin is well taken care of and protected Anti aging creams may not be required till 40’s. Taking care of the skin includes avoiding exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun, use sun-block creams, avoid bad habits such as smoking, eat a healthy and balanced diet, drink lot of water and maintain a good skin care regiment from a young age.
Also, these creams are most effective when used in conjunction with a good skin care routine and a healthy lifestyle. There is no point in purchasing expensive Anti aging skin products when continuing the activities and habits that are speeding up the development of the signs of aging. One major disadvantage of using creams is that they are applied directly onto the skin. This means that the work is not done from the inside out. Many of these ingredients are derived from natural ingredients like foods and teas. These should also be consumed to enable the repairs to occur from the inside of the body. There are many foods that contain important components for the fight against aging. These include fruits such as blueberries and citrus, vegetables like olives and avocados, teas such as Oolong and Green tea, and different seeds and nuts.
In summation, Anti aging creams do work. They either work slightly or mildly, never drastically. Their effects can only be seen over a period of regular use. Even then, the success of creams is determined by the ingredients that are contained within.