Rule # 1: Look beyond the product claims
While advertising has a huge impact on the skin care market, it is important to be wise about the claims of a particular product. If the product claims to reduce fine lines and eliminate wrinkles, are those claims supported by reviews from real people who have used the product and have had positive results?
One tip is to look for products that will stimulate collagen production over time. This can cause dramatic changes in the complexion of the skin. Also, a product that contains a good moisturizer is very important to reduce skin tension and retain moisture.
Rule 2: Don’t worry about the presence of an ingredient
With many competing creams on the market, a certain separation of all ingredients is mandatory. Instead of worrying about what a skin cream should “contain”, try to see what each product can add to your skin care routine.
It is probably too much for one skin care product to be a “magic pill” for your skin, but it is easy to see how to use a combination of products that approach the problem from different angles, two or even three good skin types. With care products, your skin can easily benefit from the combined effects of all additional nutrients and ingredients.
Some of the really great nutrients for skin care are silica, zinc, omega-3 acids, selenium, and vitamin C, as well as antioxidants.
Rule # 3: Avoid irritants
Okay, while having a number of essential nutrients in your skin care regimen is good, there are some skin care products that you should definitely avoid. Skin irritating products can actually increase wrinkles and weaken the skin to protect it from environmental damage like UV rays from the sun, which is definitely NOT what you want!
The best advice here is to test. Even the slightest tingling sensation or discomfort on the skin caused by the use of a product is the first sign of skin irritation. If this happens to you, I advise you to stop using this product immediately! There are many alternatives on the market and the risks are not worth the cost.
Check out the product reviews and see what others are saying. This can save you a lot of problems in the long run.
Rule # 4: Look for products that suit your skin type
Knowing your skin type can save you a lot of time choosing the right products. This is actually a lot easier than you might expect. Basically, skin types can be divided into four main groups: normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin. There are also combination skin types, albeit less often. Your skin will likely fall into one of these categories or have features that make it more than the others.
(Here’s a quick tip: if you’re having trouble thinning your skin type, it may be helpful to see a dermatologist who can easily tell you which category your skin type falls into.)
With that in mind, tailor the right skin product to suit your skin type so that not only does your skin feel fresher and more manicured, but you also prevent the harmful effects of the wrong product on your skin.
In addition, do not forget to use the product on all areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun. It is often overlooked that not only the eye and mouth area has to be considered. Body parts such as the neck, hands, and even knees and elbows can benefit from tender love and care!
Rule # 5: Don’t expect results overnight
This extends to the promises and claims you find on many skin care products as well. I would be absolutely thrilled to find a product that is a “miracle cure” for skin care! The truth is that a skin care product works in conjunction with your daily routine, and is not a treatment on its own. You still need to protect yourself from the sun and practice all of the good habits that result in healthy looking skin.
This does not mean that you will not see tangible results and that you can achieve great success with the right product. After all, skin care doesn’t have to be difficult and with the right product it is definitely possible to get positive results after just a few weeks.
You should normally see some benefits for your skin within 2-3 weeks, but longer-term use is recommended for best results. Using the right product over several months can literally change the appearance of the skin.
The benefits of good antiaging skin care regimen include smoother and more radiant skin, more even skin tone, and fewer wrinkles and fine lines. These goals are not only achievable, but also achievable for everyone thanks to the latest developments in the cosmetics industry.
The truth is that antiaging skin care products don’t have to be expensive or require a lot of effort. However, there is also a lot of information available and it can often be difficult to determine what works and what doesn’t. To give you a head start, I’ve put together a free report of cool tips that can help you get softer, smoother skin that feels great in no time!
First, go to How to Get Perfect Skin (this blog) and sign up for my FREE skin care report. You have access to all kinds of information full of skin care tips and advice for younger looking skin.
Second, search the website for more skin care tips, techniques, and reviews of antiaging skin care products with proven results.
Third, take a dip! By adopting a healthy lifestyle and choosing the right product, you can see significant results for younger-looking skin sooner than expected.