Monday, May 13, 2013

Anti Wrinkle Creams and Lotions - What's Hot, What's Not?

Anti wrinkle creams and lotions have flooded the market and Internet over the last few years with the media further fueling the craze for youthful looks. Cultures around the world lay greater emphasis on wrinkle-free skin and manufacturers are coming out with new products almost every week. Before you pick one, ensure that you verify the credibility of the manufacturer. If you are buying your cosmetics on the Internet do so only from secure websites. Meanwhile, here are some products that you may like to try out.

Face serums containing organic blueberry, cranberry and raspberry have great antioxidant properties and can help prevent skin aging. These are some of the most popular items in this segment of cosmetics across the world. Wrinkle removers are creams and lotions containing a patented ingredient called GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) and is said to help in relaxing the skin and diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet etc. But most users say the effect last for about 10 hours or less! But GABA lotions and creams should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Refining scrubs are a great way to slough off dead skin cells that make your face look old. Use scrubs that are all-natural and you can even combine them with yogurt or an astringent instead of water to help minimize pores and smooth the skin on your face. You must be very gentle when using any lotion or cream around the eyes. Scrubs can be used almost twice a day or as required for proper cleansing. The best way to apply a scrub is to first wet the face and then rub the scrub in circular motion into the skin.

Manufacturers of some self-tanning lotions claim these products reduce wrinkles because they contain peptides, exotic oils and other natural products that not only give a tan but save the skin from the damaging effects of the sun's ultra violet rays. But these lotions can be hard and messy to use.

Special eye wrinkle creams are particularly prepared to treat the sensitive skin around the eyes. Most of these creams have Vitamin E content which helps fade out frown lines, crow's feet, wrinkles etc. The hydrating formula of these creams also nourishes the skin. But these lotions and creams are costly as they are for the eye area only. For the rest of the face you will need to buy other anti-aging, anti-wrinkle face creams or lotions.

Daily moisturizers are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and prevent the formation of wrinkles. In fact, a proper skin maintenance routine should include daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

Try and pick a lotion or cream with ultra violet protection ingredients too. Some creams use natural products like aloe vera and acai berry pulp to check wrinkles. You can also plant a low-maintenance aloe vera shrub in your kitchen garden too.

But above all, no cream or lotion can give you an anti-wrinkle result as good sleep, a healthy routine and fiber-rich diet can. You must control stress too and adopt enjoyable forms of exercise like aerobics, yoga, tai chi or simply take to dancing.