Have you ever tried shopping for anti-aging creams and found yourself overwhelmed by the wide array of choices available on the market today?
According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, a whopping 94% of those surveyed are quite confused by the variety of both prescription and over-the-counter anti-aging creams on the market today.
The survey also found out that 69% of women are concerned with the signs of aging, including wrinkles, drying and fine lines while 47% want to see marked improvements of the skin around their eyes and another 18% want improvements to the area of skin around their mouths.
Over-the-counter and prescription anti-aging creams
There are AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) products available on the market today that remove the outer, dead layers of skin, leaving the face with a fresh and youthful glow. Also available are over-the-counter products with anti-oxidants and vitamins E and C.
There are also retinoids available to counteract the effects of the aging process. This vitamin A cream can help get rid of wrinkles, age spots and fine lines.
Anti-aging creams: Do they really work?
Some anti-aging creams are just like cheap moisturizers. They merely supply moisture and fat to the skin to plump up those fine lines to make the skin appear smoother and younger. The effect of applying these anti-aging creams is not very visible to the eye.
However, most dermatologists agree that a lot of ingredients used today have delivered quite promising results. These are the anti-oxidants, vitamins E and C in particular, including vitamin A and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA).
Remember, though, that if you want to preserve the youthfulness of your skin, it is best to avoid the sun.
Before buying anti-aging creams, do some investigating first as to its effectiveness. Never part with your hard-earned money without making sure that what you are buying will give you the fresh and younger looking skin you are hoping for.