How many skin care products are tucked away in your medicine cabinet, unused because they didn’t work as claimed? The hottest new anti-aging cream or treatment was endorsed by a celebrity and backed by dermatologists, so it should have worked, right? But here you are, still trying to find a product that will make your skin look young and healthy while all those other purchases collect dust. Here’s good news: there are products that really work, but you have to look at the ingredients they contain, not the flawless skin of the celebrity holding the tube.
Vitamins can be skin care superstars, as long as they are the right ones. Products with vitamin C or vitamin E in them both offer skin a big boost. Vitamin C increases skin’s collagen production and provides other benefits such as skin repair and protection from the sun. One of vitamin E’s jobs is to keep collagen from being destroyed, plus vitamin E works together with vitamin C.
We all know antioxidants are great for our bodies when we get them through the foods we eat. Did you know that antioxidants are also highly beneficial in skin care products? Specifically, products that contain green tea, grape seed or resveratrol will all have skin-boosting benefits. Green tea helps reduce skin inflammation, plus it repairs cell damage. Grape seed is an all around winner for its ability to battle wrinkles, heal wounds and fight free-radical damage. Resveratrol in any skin care product offers many skin protection benefits.
If you are looking for a skin care product to help fight a specific problem, look for ingredients that work specifically to combat the issues you are facing. If you want your skin to have a smoother appearance, look for AHA and BHA on the list of ingredients. AHA is better for normal or dry skin, while BHA helps oily or acne-prone skin. If you have sun-damaged skin and would like to bring it back to a healthier appearance, skin products that contain ceramides, soy or curcuminoids will be your best bet.
No matter what skin issue you face, there is a product out there that will work. Instead of cluttering up your bathroom with unused products that didn’t live up to their claim, check the ingredients in the product you are buying carefully. The right ingredients are what will work to give your skin that smooth, youthful glow you are seeking.