Do Common Anti-Wrinkle Creams Actually Work?

It’s a little-recognized fact; about three quarters of the human race is vain in some way, shape, or form. I am often a little vain myself; though there is a difference between being disgustingly vain and trying to take care of your body properly. One constant war humans fight is against wrinkles. In this article, we’ll contemplate what products — whether natural or factory-based — can actually help reduce one’s wrinkles and products that are just talk, while attempting to answer an everyday question from everywhere across Earth… do wrinkle creams actually work?

Before diving into the works of reputed ‘miracle’ products, it would be useful to list a few avoidable factors that point your road toward even more horrid wrinkles later in life. Major factors include sun exposure, dehydration, smoking, and drugs, the main problem remaining dehydration. Using skin-moisturizing creams and such in place of alcohol-based skin products will help this, as alcohol-based products result in the mentioned above and cause skin damage… which will result in what? You guessed it! Wrinkles!

Prevention is always the best cure; if nothing else, it will help one to find aging easier on one’s appearance. By wearing sunblock, not smoking, and using moisturizing creams, one can reduce eventual wrinkles (while also taking better care of your entire body). No amount of this work can completely stop wrinkles, however, as wrinkles are a mere factor of age — so people rely on wrinkle creams to retain their appearances youthful.

One popular agent of anti-wrinkle creams is that often, creams manage to pull your skin a bit more taut over your skull and muscles and lend it more support. This is accomplished through products that add moisture to your skin. However, as much as you might think so, these wrinkle creams (or as many market them “Anti-aging cream,”) are not as miraculous as they’re made out to be, most of the time. Truly, wrinkle creams that add moisture can normally lead to a 10% decrease in depth of the creases, which is quite significant, but will not leave a 50-year old person looking like a 20 to 30 year old.

A helpful association to contact for some advice on finding a good wrinkle cream or other anti-aging product is the American Anti-Aging association. This is more of a private, underground group that looks at and experiments with many common creams and rates them. It would also be equally useful to look at a variety of reviews or search internet sites, magazines, and other things to find a useful cream.

Anti-wrinkle creams are crafted to work in a number of ways. Firstly, it improves your skin quality by moisturizing — usually by using the vitamin ‘retinol’. Retinol is a type of vitamin A that is fat-soluble, so is often used in anti-aging creams and products

Retinol is contained in a number of natural foods, as well. One could get retinol by eating eggs, liver, spinach and carrots. However, there is a simple benefit of a cream containing this vitamin rather than merely eating it — if the cream is put on directly to the area you want to cure of wrinkles, the retinol gets directly to said area instead of the precious material being wasted in your metabolism and not working fully on the facial cleansing you want it to be working on.

The question approached at the beginning pondered, “Do wrinkle creams really work?” We have come to a conclusive answer of ‘yes’– wrinkle creams do work to some degree, depending on how you consider it. Using wrinkle creams, combined with some long-term, preventative protection, can work miracles for your skin and shed years of age off your facial appearance.