One of the worst enemies of an aging skin is the appearance of wrinkles. Many people have tried face creams, moisturizers, lotions, and other products that ‘ensure quick results’ only to be disappointed time after time. Each product promises more than the preceding one did and a tremendous amount of money is spent each year in the process.
Wrinkles are a fact of life. As one ages things happen to the skin that really cannot be changed to any great degree. It is something everyone will experience in time. There are a few steps one can take, however, that will delay the appearance of crow’s feet and nasal-labial lines. One of the best steps to take is to gently cleanse the skin, morning and night, with a mild product. Follow that with the application of a gentle face cream. A clean skin is the perfect canvas on which to paint the picture of health and beauty.
As tempting as it may seem to go all out with some heavy-duty creams and cleansers, in the long run the skin will suffer. Facial products should be gentle and non-irritating, and, if possible, easy on the pocketbook. Too many women have gone through the process of trying each new product as it appears on the market only to end up throwing it out and regretting the expenditure of so much money. Every time a celebrity comes out with a new perfume or skin care line women flock to the pharmacies to be among the first to try it.
According to the distinguished dermatologist Dr.Nicholas Perricone, diet plays a crucial role in the fight against wrinkles. In his book, “The Wrinkle Cure,” he advises women to eat a diet rich in wild salmon, and other fish; turkey, chicken and lean beef; vegetables, such as spinach, squash, asparagus and others; fruits, including strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe; soy products and olive, walnut and safflower oils.
We are hearing a lot about Argireline these days, and it seems to be dong a good job in reducing lines, spots and wrinkles. Many of the top end cosmetics companies are using this in their creams and cleansers. It is reported to work in hand with minerals, toning peptides and antioxidants to bring out the bloom of youth which is so often lost in the later years, leaving skin dull and lifeless. This ingredient is used by Victoria Principal in her Principal Secret line.
As time goes by there will be more such items on the market, and claims will be made which will probably have more merit to them. But the most important thing you can do for your skin is to stay out of the sun. Sun damage begins in the early years and is difficult to reverse. Until the time when we have a truly miraculous cure on the market these are the steps you should take: