Put a Wrinkle In Aging's Plans:When And Why To Use Wrinkle Cream

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It is never too early to start searching for wrinkle cream. As we get older, our face begins to lose its elasticity. Fat cells in the face begin to loosen and pull apart, thus, the skin loses its ability to bounce back causing sagging and forming lines that deepen into furrows. While certain ingredients may help enhance the skin's condition, little research exists to prove that 'wrinkle cream' actually reduces wrinkles.

Common ingredients found in wrinkle creams that might reduce the appearance of wrinkles to an extent include:

Retinol: Retinol, a vitamin A compound, is the first antioxidant to be used widely in nonprescription wrinkle creams. Avoid vitamin A derivatives if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, because they may increase the risk of birth defects. Additional side effects include red, flaky skin in some cases.

Kinetin: Kinetin may improve the appearance of wrinkles and uneven pigmentation with small irritation. Kinetin may help reduce wrinkles by allowing skin to retain moisture and by stimulating the production of collagen.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that helps regulate energy production in cells. Coenzyme Q10 has been known to protect skin from sun damage. Fine wrinkles around the eyes that have used Coenzyme Q10 have shown no side effects.

Copper peptides: Copper peptides are a combination of copper and peptides or small proteins. This compound promotes and produces collagen and elastin production, which improves the firmness and elasticity of skin. Due to its antioxidant properties, it neutralizes damaging free radicals and may reduce the appearance of fine lines in skin. Copper peptides can also enhance wound healing.

People in their 20s should begin thinking about wrinkle creams and protection. Use sunscreen, acne creams, cleansers, and toners on a regular basis. Individuals in their 30s should look into firming creams such as facemasks and firming serums. Those individuals in their 40's, 50's and older it is time to implement night creams, day creams that focus on specific wrinkles on the face.

While wrinkle creams are an option, other methods can be used to help fight off wrinkles as well. Avoid long extended periods in the sun. Apply sunscreen at all times during the summer months especially those who work outdoors. Do not smoke, use plenty of moisturizers, eat a well-balanced diet and this will reduce the possibility of wrinkles occurring sooner than they should.


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