Let's face it, none of us likes to admit our age and we all strive to hang on to the way we looked in our early twenties. As a result we are always searching for the best skincare products. There are thousands of cosmetic creams, lotions, potions, ointments and oils all of which have been touted to be the best beauty treatment ever. But in reality the majority of these creams and lotions are simply moisturizers with fragrances. Smelling good does not always equal good skin care.
For those who are seriously interested in taking care of their skin, you need commitment and persistence. Before rushing off to buy the best skincare cream, it is essential that you start some home care measures. Good skin care at home means avoiding too much sun, washing the face gently on a daily basis and applying a decent moisturizer regularly.
It is important to avoid the sun because the invisible UV light can seriously damage your skin and induction the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and even cancers. You should always wear protective clothing to cover the arms and a hat to protect the face. Today, there are some fabrics available which can reflect back the UV light. For those who can not live without the sun, a sunscreen is a must.
Other factors which can help prevent development of premature aging of the skin including giving up smoking. Tobacco is known to accelerate the aging of the skin and increases wrinkle formation. Most people who smoke always look 10 years older than their actual age.
However, for the best skincare you need to use a cosmetic cream. The problem is knowing how to choose the best skincare products from the vast array available in the shops and on the internet. You might think that the most expensive would be the best, but this is by no means the case. Often the price is a reflection of the advertising costs used the promote the product rather than the cost of its ingredients.
And it is the ingredients that you should check before buying creams or lotions. Read the label on the tube or jar to see what is included in the product. As a general rule the best skincare products are made from natural ingredients. This means that products with artificial fragrances are best avoided. You should also steer clear of creams that contain mineral oil, parabens and alcohols.
On the other hand ingredients which have a beneficial effect on your skin include Xtend-TK and Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Both of these substances promote the rejuvenation of your skin and counter the effects of aging.
So if you want to retain that youthful wrinkle free complexion the advice is simple. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun, give up smoking and choose the best skincare products by checking the ingredients on the label.