Shopping for the best anti aging skin care product feels like a miss or hit experience. It can be difficult to know which products to choose, with so many choices in the market. The below dermatologist’s tips will help you shop with more confidence.
Start with moisturizer and sunscreen
The dermatologists agree that moisturizer and sunscreen are the two most effective anti aging products one can buy. The use of these each day can bring about a noticeable difference. When shopping for a sunscreen, choose one which offers the following:
- Water resistance
- SPF 30(or higher)
- Broad spectrum
A good anti aging moisturizer helps in minimizing fine lines. It is very effective and thus making the moisturizer the secret ingredient in many anti aging products.
It is good to use a moisturizer with sunscreen. Always be sure that the product is offering water resistance, SPF 30 or higher, and a broad spectrum protection. While outdoors, be sure to apply the sunscreen every two hours.
Treat your aging skin concern
Give moisturizer and sunscreen a few weeks to work. After that, look if there are still any signs of aging that bother you. You’ll get the best results by just focusing on one concern, such as dark spots and wrinkles. There are two main reasons for this:
- There’s no product that can treat all the signs of skin aging.
- The use of more than one anti aging product in a few weeks or days can irritate your skin, and thus making your skin older.
Always buy a product that is mainly formulated for your skin type
Other anti aging skin care products and your sunscreen moisturizer will work well if formulated for your skin type. For instance, if your skin is oily, choose a moisturizer made for the oily skin. For a person who has a sensitive skin, you always want to see the words “sensitive skin” on the products label. This is of much importance because no one product works for everybody.
Read the product labels and choose a product that offers the following
- A consumer hotline to help you contact them in case you have any questions.
- Non- acnegenic or non-comedogenic (does not cause any acne)
- Hypoallergenic (the product can cause an allergic reaction, but there is less risk involved.)
Have realistic expectations
The exaggerated promises, like quickly reduces all signs of aging or you will look ten years younger overnight are too good to be true. Always remember that anti aging skin care products like Dermactiv give modest results. You actually can’t get results of a facelift from the cream.
After selecting a product, you can maximize its effectiveness by keeping in mind the simple steps that dermatologists have been sharing with their patients. Also remember to choose a product within your budget, this is because effective anti aging products are available in all price ranges.