Is Your Anti-Ageing Cream Working

Some of life’s big questions will probably never be answered: What is the meaning of the universe? Is there life on other planets? Does my anti-ageing Cream work?

It’s true, youthful skin is a reality but the path to achieve it is fraught with myths, empty promises and must-haves. If you’re a savvy skincare devotee, start with this must-read, super honest, never-before-seen, might-be-expensive explanation of how to achieve the vibrant, young skin you long for…

Moisturiser is all you need to keep your skin looking young. MYTH!

Moisturiser is vital to keep skin hydrated and healthy, but creams alone won’t give your complexion the youthful look you’re trying to achieve. The reason is that young skin is supported by a strong foundation of collagen and elastin, it’s these elements that give skin its tightness, tone, and wrinkle-free appearance. Wrinkles and sagging occurs when those elements start to break down through age, poor diet, smoking, lack of sleep, and too much sun exposure.

Still not convinced?

Think of moisturiser as the icing on a cupcake. It’s an important part of the dessert, but icing alone is not the whole cupcake. To stick with this analogy, the cake is holding up the icing…or in the case of your skin, the healthy elastin and collagen are keeping your complexion looking young.

All anti-ageing creams are the same. MYTH!

Remember that we said moisturiser is still an important weapon in your anti-ageing arsenal! The secret is to read the ingredients listed. Look for anti-ageing treatment products containing retinol–Vitamin A — which are proven to clear pores, help rebuild collagen, and even fight acne. Other must-have skincare products should contain age fighting ingredients such as collagen, hylauronic acid, amino acids, protein, peptides, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamin c.

Expect to see real results in about 8 to 12 weeks.

Sunblock isn’t that important. MYTH!

Of all the things you can do to keep your skin looking young and healthy, wearing sunblock is the most important. Even if it’s cloudy out, you’re just driving, or you’re only going to be outside for a short time – you must still apply sunblock! Make sure the product you choose offers broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30.

Too much direct sunlight on our skin can be blamed for breaking down the collagen and elastin that holds our skin up and keeps it looking young. So, don’t skimp on sun protection!

It’s true, anti-ageing skincare can help you turn back the clock, but only if you know what to look for and what to watch out for! The bottom line? Protect your skin from the sun, use ingredient-rich anti -ageing products, and stay healthy through diet and exercise. If you do these things, no one will believe you when you tell them your real age.

Kylie Freeman

Kylie Freeman

Writer and expert