Nowadays, lotions and creams are widely available for use by everyone, so people are looking for anti-aging benefits from their products. However, the main focus of such products is on moisturizing, but how do they do this and are they effective? Let’s find out!
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced in the body that works in two ways – firstly it helps the skin to produce more collagen and elastin to make the skin firmer and better able to prevent wrinkles, and secondly it also helps to retain moisture. However, when the skin loses this hydration, it becomes less elastic and, in some cases, will be unable to function properly. This leads to wrinkles and fine lines, especially when combined with sun damage.
The best way to bring the hydrating powers of oil to its peak is to mix it with water. This way, the skin is taking in all the water it needs, rather than just a few drops of the product. It’s like eating food, only you’re drinking it. A water-rich cream or lotion will also work wonders on other parts of the body, such as the knees and arms.
For instance, olive oil is said to be one of the most effective moisturizers because it provides a softening effect and also blocks the effect of other moisturizers on the body’s oil production. For the best effects though, you should take an oil that has a higher molecular weight, so that it can penetrate the skin better. This means that you want one that has a molecular weight of eight or higher.
Moisturizing creams are still beneficial for skin health, but there are a few things to remember about the effect of these. For example, the creams do not need to contain the moisturizing effect of the oil. Therefore, if you want to give your skin a deeper moisturizing effect, then look for ingredients that have the moisturizing effect but are not oil-based.
You can add fruit acids to your moisturizing cream to get the effects of a wrinkle reducing agent, but remember that it is also one of the main factors why the skin ages. The main problems with this effect is that the body cannot absorb these compounds because they are too large. So, they will end up being absorbed by the epidermis, which again can be disastrous for the body’s natural ability to replenish itself.
Vitamin E is a popular ingredient to help moisturize and soothe the skin. As far as moisturizing is concerned, vitamin E is too large to penetrate the skin, but is absorbed well by the epidermis. Another thing to note is that you can expect a smoother and younger-looking skin after taking the cream, but the age-defying effects are secondary.
It is very important to make sure that the moisturizing formula you’re using contains both a hyaluronic acid booster and an anti-aging ingredient. It will be far easier for you to achieve the desired results, especially with creams that already contain these ingredients, because the creams and lotions already exist. So look for a good product that contains these components.