Who doesn’t want to look young and beautiful forever? But obviously that’s not possible. You can never look the same all your life, and believe us; you would never even want to look the same forever. But that doesn’t mean you ignore yourself and let nature work upon it in its own sweet way.
Everyone needs to take good care of their skin. Today, the market is flooded with all types of anti-aging products. There are umpteen numbers of serums, day creams, night creams, and what not. Some talk about a particular wild plant that promises to keep you young, while some contain gold and silver to make you look as radiant as them. However, not all of them work. But there are a few ingredients that go into these anti-aging products which are truly beneficial for your skin.
Here is a list of some anti ageing products.
1. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Commonly known as AHAs, these acids are derived from various fruits. For example, glycolic acid from sugarcane, tartaric acid from grapes, antioxidant ellagic acid from raspberries, cranberries, pomegranates and so on. AHAs are used as exfoliaters that help skin get rid of dead skin cells. AHAs are also known to tighten the skin which results in vanishing of fine lines. However, certain limits have been put on the amount of AHAs permitted in beauty products. Not more than 10 percent AHAs are allowed in any beauty product. But sometimes more of it is available for usage on prescription. It is best for dry skin.
DMAE is a very popular anti aging ingredient being used these days, especially for skin losing its sheen. It has been in use since the early 90s and particularly beneficial for sagging skin. It is also found in fish (another reason to eat fish). However, not much research has been carried out on it and the side effects are not known. But DMAE is an ingredient that has found many takers.
3. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is used in various forms in different beauty products. The right amount can give wonderful results. However, in some forms and depending on the amount it can also cause irritation. Vitamin A helps reduce fine line and wrinkles. It tightens the skin making it taut. Vitamin A is also effective in improving the skin tone. It is also an excellent exfoliater. One form of Vitamin A is Tretinoin which when used in higher concentration has showed excellent results. But even this is available only on prescription. Retinyl Palmitate is another form of Vitamin A which has found to deliver even better results and that too minus the irritation. It is available without prescription.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is known to be a good anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is being increasingly used in beauty products nowadays. Green tea slows down the process of aging and keeps you looking younger. Externally also green tea does wonders. Having a cup of green tea is good for health as its anti oxidant properties help cleanse the system.
5. Beta Hydroxyl Acids (Salicylic Acid)
Salicylic Acid is an acid obtained from willow bark, which is particularly effective for oily skin. Its deep penetrating properties help cleanse the skin fully and thus, are best for oily skin and acne-prone skin. This acid is also known for its exfoliating features.
So these were the 5 best anti aging ingredients which are used in many anti aging products. But, not everything suits everyone and so you must be careful before picking up any anti-aging product.