With so many beauty products on the market today, it is hard to choose the right ones. You need to shop for the perfect cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen and more, and you must be wondering, which ingredients are right for your skin?
In order to help you choose the right anti-aging products, we are sharing some important dermatologist and cosmetic manufacturers tips in this blog post. Read the helpful advice on how to select anti-aging products with confidence.
Let’s begin with the essentials. Both dermatologists and cosmetic manufacturers agree that you should start with a moisturizer and a sunscreen, especially when it comes to anti-aging.
By applying moisturizer every day, it helps to maintain proper moisture levels and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The moisturizer should include ingredients like retinol or hyaluronic acid to minimize wrinkles. Also, you can choose a moisturizer with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
The reason sunscreen is of utmost importance is because one of the biggest causes of aging is sunlight. Make sure you pick a broad spectrum, this way it will protect you from the UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every two hours while outdoors, and choose one that is water resistant so it will stay on your skin.
How to Choose a Moisturizer?
The most important thing is to pick one that is right for your type of skin. Simply follow these simple rules:
- Oily Skin: go for water-based and light products. Look for the one that is non-comedogenic so that it won’t clog your pores.
- Dry Skin: pick one with more weight and with an oil base. If your skin is combined, it is better that you stick with the water-based.
Keep in mind that when one grows older, the skin will need more moisture, thus regardless of the type of skin you have, it’s wise to always go for an oil-based moisturizer.
In fact, most cosmetic manufacturers will label the product for skin type, so make sure to look for it.
Also if you have sensitive skin, avoid moisturizers that contain ingredients that may irritate, such as scents, dyes, and acids. Look for ingredients that soothe like aloe vera and chamomile.
In addition, it is a good idea to always look for products with the word ‘hypoallergenic’ on the label, especially if you have sensitive skin.
So which ingredients you should look for when buying an anti-aging cream?
- Antioxidants: They help absorb free radicals that damage your skin. Example: vitamin C, vitamin B3, and vitamin E.
- Vitamin A: Retinol is a form of vitamin A, so look for that on the label.
- Coenzyme Q10: Reduces wrinkles and protects your skin against the sun.
- Polypeptides or oligopeptides: They mimic collagen or elastin, the fibers that help regulate elasticity.
- Green Tea Extract and Grape Seed Extract: They are anti-inflammatory, so your skin will be less puffy.
An excellent tip from cosmetic manufacturers is to read the label. Reading the product label is the best way to know exactly what the product contains, whether it is safe for your skin, and most importantly, how to use it correctly. So remember to always read the label before buying any product to ensure it is right for your skin.
In a nutshell
As you may have already noticed, anti-aging products can cost hundreds or even thousands of Ringgits. But it is not necessary to spend a lot to see results. Stick to the products you can afford. There are plenty of good and affordable products out there that deliver incredible results.
Keep in mind that expensive does not mean better. Many beauty products spend a great deal on packaging and advertising, and that’s the reason for a higher price tag.
Last but not least, don’t set unrealistic goals. All beauty products take time. To see results, you should use your anti-aging cream and sunscreen in a consistent way for a prolonged period of time. So watch out, and don’t fall for any exaggerated promises.