Are you concerned that your skin is aging prematurely? Do you think that it is sagging and wrinkling too early? Well, do not give up hope yet, because we are going to look at simple answers to anti aging skin care.
It could be wise to first have a full medical check up before you take on a course of skin care. This is not an example of the modern lunacy of extreme caution, but it is a good idea to find out whether your untimely skin aging condition is real or imaginary.
If it is real, there may be a deep-seated root reason such as thyroid or liver issues. Obviously, if you have such an illness, there is not much you can do about your skin, until you sort the reason out first. Being the largest organ of our body, the skin often reflects internal issues like an early warning system. If you have not had a full check up for a long time, it would be a good idea anyway.
Men’s and women’s skins are not the same in general. A dermatologist would often advocate a facial cream containing vitamin B5 and witch hazel for men with skin suffering from overexposure, whereas a woman suffering the same problem would only need vitamin B5.
Petrolatum was, and often still is, a common ingredient of skin care creams, however, dermatologists now advise that it be avoided. Therefore, check the label of any skin cream that you are offered for the presence of petrolatum and shun it like the plague.
It is important to read the label of any skin care product before you purchase it, but there is little chance of most people remembering the Latin or chemical names of those ingredients that should be avoided. There are thousands of chemicals that should be avoided, if you want to use natural skin care products.
There is a good rule of thumb that can help you decide whether a skin care product is full of chemical compounds and that is: if you can not pronounce it easily, it is long and there are x’s, y’s and z’s in it, then it probably is a man-made chemical compound and you would be better off avoiding it.
Remember that there are many straightforward skin care techniques, if you are just maintaining your skin. Wash often using a soap that is not too severe and that is not over-perfumed; but do not wash so often that your skin loses its natural oils and becomes dry. Apply moisturizer to your body once a day after a shower or bath and give the moisturizer time to soak in before you towel yourself dry.
If you go out in harsh weather like wind or cold, moisturize before you go out and cover as much of your skin as you can. Shower and moisturize when you get back. It is better to have a small pot of expensive but very good cream, especially for your face, than a large tub of something that is little better than mayonnaise.