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5/18/16 at 01:47 AM 0 Comments

Do Wrinkle Creams Work on Unwrinkled Skin?

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Wrinkles can be unsightly and cause unnecessary alarm, most especially among young women. Truth is, premature aging can be caused by no less than the genes that you inherited from your mom and your grandmother. However, premature aging can also develop as a consequence of unprotected sun exposure and leading an unhealthy lifestyle, most notably smoking, excessive alcohol drinking and chronic lack of sleep.

As a prelude to the point in question therefore, if your main goal is wrinkle prevention, applying a wrinkle cream regularly may not be the only nor the best solution to prevent wrinkles from showing up on your face too soon. Unfortunately, wrinkle cream users start on these products as early as their teens but most, start on a wrinkle cream in their 20s.

At what age should you start on a wrinkle cream?

Experts are divided on this instance. Some say you should start using wrinkle creams as early as you hit your 30s, while some say it’s perfectly fine to use a anti-wrinkle cream for skin aging prevention in your early 20s. Frankly, it’s not about how old you are. The prescribed age is nothing but a simple rule of thumb. Reality dictates that most people start exhibiting signs of skin aging in their early 30s while some undergo premature aging in their 20s and a minor portion even in their teens.

Where you see signs of skin aging show, that’s when you use a wrinkle cream. As soon as you turn 30, even when you don’t have wrinkles, that’s when you use a wrinkle cream. Make sure that you have two kinds — one that you use during the day, and another one you use at night.

Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, is a common ingredient of wrinkle creams. Remember to skip it for your day time wrinkle cream but, do make certain that your day time product is formulated with sunscreen. It is important to religiously put on sunscreen when you are using any product that contains retinol. That’s because retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. Now, your night time wrinkle cream should contain retinol as a main ingredient —again, that depends on the state of your skin and your skin type.

At times, however, a moisture boost may be all your skin needs to prevent showing signs of premature aging. In which case, you may simply reach for deeply hydrating moisturizers or wrinkle creams that contain Elastin, Vitamin E and collagen in its formulation, like Beauty Labs. We can’t reiterate enough the importance of sunscreen in wrinkle prevention, so make it a point never to miss its application.

Cream that meets your wrinkle goals

You should tame your expectations as to the performance of your wrinkle cream. That’s because, in general, wrinkle creams can only do so much to prevent wrinkles, and very little, if at all, at treating and visibly improving the depth and prominence of your wrinkles.

In your 20s and 30s, the wrinkle cream that suits you is one that gives your skin a significant and quick moisture boost, and an effective antioxidant protection. Preventing dryness equates to preventing wrinkles. Once you hit your 40s, a retinol-infused formulation that comes with peptides will suit you best. On your 50s and beyond, more topical nourishment that includes skin rejuvenating vitamins and minerals, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help improve circulation will work best on your aging skin.

Getting on a wrinkle regimen earlier does equate to better-withstanding skin aging. However, a wrinkle regimen does not necessarily have to include a wrinkle cream. In the case of a wrinkle cream, earlier does not always mean better. Wrinkle creams contain ingredients that can thin out your skin, irritate it, and cause it to become even more prone to sun damaged wrinkling. At a young age, less is generally more. You only need to moisturize, put on that sunscreen, avoid the sun, and have fun!

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