Can you really get rid of wrinkles with a cream? Learn what to look for in an anti wrinkle cream or anti aging treatment.
Can you really get rid of wrinkles with a cream? Learn what to look for in an anti wrinkle cream or anti aging treatment from the Murad skin care experts.
Before you shop for an effective anti wrinkle cream, it’s important to know what to look for. First and foremost, the best products to help you get rid of wrinkles and get younger-looking skin aren’t just creams. Serums, lotions, moisturizers, and even cleansers and toners are all key products in any anti aging skin care regimen. These products all provide hydration and powerful anti aging ingredients to give you smoother, firmer-looking skin. However, regardless of what it’s called, any effective anti wrinkle product for smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin will meet the following requirements.
Wrinkle-Free Skin Is Hydrated Skin: Wrinkle Creams Must Hydrate
Dry or dehydrated skin is less firm, so it makes wrinkles look deeper and more prominent. When your skin is well hydrated, wrinkles aren’t as obvious. That’s why the most effective wrinkle creams provide deep, long-lasting hydration. Murad anti wrinkle moisturizers and creams optimize skin hydration through The Science of Cellular Water™. When you’re picking an anti wrinkle moisturizer, you’ll want to select different products for daytime and nighttime use. Your daytime moisturizer should be lightweight enough to be comfortable and also provide SPF protection. Your nighttime moisturizer should be rich and full of skin nourishing ingredients to replenish your skin while you rest. But keep in mind that topical skin care products are just one part of an effective anti aging skin care regimen. In addition to hydrating your skin from the outside, be sure to eat water-rich foods like fruit and vegetables to hydrate your skin from within. To learn more about eating your water, learn about internal hydration in Dr. Murad’s best-selling book, The Water Secret.
Anti Wrinkle Creams Should Improve Collagen Production and Elastin Strength
As you age, collagen breaks down and elastin weakens, both of which accelerate the development of wrinkles. Collagen helps the skin retain water and gives it firmness, and elastin enables the skin to “spring back” from a wrinkled state to a smooth state. Using anti wrinkle creams that contain powerful anti aging ingredients to inhibit the breakdown of collagen and improve the strength of elastin can help minimize the signs of aging. You’ll want to look for products that include Retinol for boosting collagen strength and production and antioxidants to fight free radicals to slow the breakdown of collagen.
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Cell Turnover: Anti Wrinkle Treatments Should Lift Firmer Skin to the Surface
Over time, old, dead skin cells accumulate on the skin’s surface. In order to reveal the newer, younger-looking skin underneath, you need to exfoliate to lift away the older skin on the surface. That’s why the best anti wrinkle treatment options help exfoliate away the dead cells on the skin’s surface. This helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles while giving you smooth, glowing skin. You’ll want to look for anti wrinkle creams and treatments that include Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to help encourage cell turnover and lift healthy cells to the surface.
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Younger-Looking Eyes: The Importance of Anti Wrinkle Eye Creams
The skin around your eyes is very delicate. Since it doesn’t contain its own oil-producing glands, it’s also particularly susceptible to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. And when you add to that the fact that the skin around your eyes is often exposed to the sun and other environmental aggressors, it’s no wonder that an anti wrinkle cream specifically for the eyes needs to meet some special requirements. In addition to hydrating, improving cell turnover, inhibiting collagen breakdown and strengthening elastin, anti aging eye creams should also help to repair the signs of sun and environmental damage and also minimize dark
circles or puffiness underneath the eyes. Crow’s feet and wrinkles under the eyes are the first signs of aging many people experience. Having the right anti aging treatment to address eye wrinkles and other signs of aging skin around the eyes can help you look younger overall.
Younger-Looking Neck: Wrinkle Treatments for the Neck and Décolleté
Neck wrinkles are another common sign of aging. You might also experience other signs of aging on your neck, such as sun spots and age spots. For a younger-looking neck, don’t forget to use anti aging treatments on your neck, particularly those that help to hydrate and firm the skin.
Causes of Wrinkles and Your Anti Aging Treatment
The best anti wrinkle treatment or cream for you may depend on the main causes of your wrinkles. If your wrinkles are primarily due to Genetic Aging, look for products that improve cell turnover while boosting collagen and elastin, like the Murad Age Reform® collection. If you’re approaching or going through menopause and are experiencing loss of elasticity, medium to deep wrinkles and dry, thinning skin, hydrate and firm your skin with Murad Resurgence® anti aging products, which are specifically formulated for Hormonal Aging. Finally, if your wrinkles are primarily the result of sun damage and other damage caused by Environmental Aging, then look for an antioxidant-rich skin care regimen that repairs and prevents damage, such as Murad Environmental Shield®.
Other Signs of Aging Skin and Treatments
While wrinkles are one of the primary indications of aging skin, there are several others. Age spots (also called sun spots or liver spots) are areas of heightened pigment caused by exposure to UV rays. To fade age spots and sun spots, try a skin lightener like Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. Environmental exposure can also make the skin look dull. A skin care line rich in antioxidants can help combat dull skin caused by long-term exposure to the sun and other environmental factors.
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Use a Complete Anti Wrinkle Skin Care Approach
Don’t limit your anti wrinkle skin care regimen to creams and serums alone. Every step of your skin care regimen is an opportunity to hydrate your skin and fight the signs of aging. Anti aging skin cleansers help hydrate your skin while lifting away dirt and other impurities. Face masks and at home facials infuse the skin with powerful anti aging ingredients while exfoliating away dull, dehydrated skin on the surface. Daytime moisturizers protect your skin from damage while infusing it with hydrating and anti aging ingredients. So instead of limiting your anti aging skin care regimen to only one step, take advantage of every opportunity to get firmer, younger-looking skin.
Product Resources for Anti Wrinkle Treatment
If you’re looking for a treatment to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, try the following Murad skin care and anti aging products.
Murad Resurgence® Introductory Kit
Specifically formulated to combat the signs of Hormonal Aging through The Science of Cellular Water™, Murad Resurgence increases skin’s firmness and smoothness.
Murad Age Reform Night Regimen
Using Retinol, Salicylic and Glycolic Acids, Murad Age Reform products increase cell turnover and lift newer, fresher skin cells to the surface—for skin that’s younger looking with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Murad Environmental Shield® Introductory Kit
Murad Environmental Shield skin care products repair and restore skin from environmental and UV ray exposure through the power of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C.
What Did You Just Learn About Wrinkle Creams?
In this section of the Murad Anti Aging Skin Care and Resource Center, you should have learned the following points:
- Wrinkle creams aren’t the only skin care products that fight the signs of aging. For younger-looking skin, use serums, toners, cleansers and moisturizers too.
- Anti wrinkle treatments should hydrate and firm the skin as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Treatments to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and give you firmer, smoother skin should help to inhibit the breakdown of collagen and the weakening of elastin.
- Anti wrinkle products should help improve cell turnover to lift newer, smoother skin to the surface.
- The skin around the eyes is very delicate. To fight wrinkles around the eyes, use anti wrinkle treatments that are specifically meant for the eye area.
- The cause of your wrinkles may help determine the best anti aging skin care regimen for your skin.
- Don’t overlook other signs of aging, like age spots or a dulled complexion, when selecting an anti aging treatment.
- Don’t limit your anti wrinkle skin care to just one cream. Use anti aging cleansers, toners and daytime moisturizers as well.