Having a facelift is one way to achieve a more youthful appearance, but it’s very expensive and rarely if ever covered by health insurance. In addition, going under the knife entails some significant risks, such as scarring, infections, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Fortunately there is a no-surgery facelift alternative in the form of an anti-aging cream that can minimize many signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and puffy skin. An effective anti-aging cream contains the following ingredients.
As the skin ages, the metabolism of the skin cells slows down, and the cells produce less moisture. In addition, the layer of skin that binds with water begins to weaken so that it no longer holds water as effectively as it used to. When the skin is dry, its texture is rough and scaly, and lines are more visible. For that reason, anti-aging creams provide moisturizing ingredients to soothe and rejuvenate dry skin.
Anti-oxidants are another key anti-aging ingredient because they protect cells from free-radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that steal electrons from other cells, especially skin cells, and they are often cited as the primary culprit in skin aging. Anti-oxidants are phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables, and they are known to improve skin health and reduce damage caused by free radicals. Anti-aging creams that contain anti-oxidants are an effective way to deliver protection directly where it is needed.
Dithiolane-3-Pentathoic Acid (D3PA) is a substance that is naturally produced by the body, and it helps the body to produce Nitric Oxide on the surface of the skin. Nitric Oxide increases blood circulation in the skin by dilating blood vessels, and this creates a healthy glow. However, the production of D3PA decreases with age, thus slowing down the production of Nitric Oxide as well. Thus, D3PA is a key anti-aging ingredient in a skin cream.
An anti-aging cream with the right ingredients can be a safe and affordable alternative to surgery or injections. Many people who use them see a change in their appearance right away as fine lines and bags around the eyes begin to fade. A good anti-aging cream doesn’t just make the skin look younger; it makes the skin healthier as well.