Do anti-aging products actually work?
Of course, if you invest in skincare, you want to see results! In terms of anti-aging products, there are three potential outcomes: prevention of aging, a reduction in signs of aging, or complete removal of the signs of aging. Let’s explore the different outcomes.
Prioritising the prevention of aging
It's much easier to prevent aging skin than to treat it. Basic preventative treatments include the regular use of sun protection and an antioxidant serum
Sun damage is the biggest contributor to aging that's under our control. Daily protection doesn't make a huge noticeable difference, but it does make a considerable difference in preventing pigmentation, dark spots, and wrinkles.
These are some of our picks for the best anti-aging sunscreens:
Pair the above products with an antioxidant serum:
You may never see a dramatic before-and-after when using these products, but you can gauge their effectiveness by looking at a relative who hasn't taken these same precautions. And know that in an alternate universe, there's a much older-looking you who didn't use anti-aging skincare!
Most skincare has a gradual effect
Skincare makes a big difference in the health and youthfulness of our skin. This is proven, but it often doesn't seem like a big difference because the effects build up over time.
You look in the mirror at least twice a day. In reality, it’s probably more like a dozen times a day. Every time you're confronted with a mirror, it's ever so tempting to lean in and examine skin concerns in microscopic detail. You're very unlikely to see big changes in anything you see this often. But remember: to see results, you need to use your anti-aging products consistently every day. It's the same as buying a gym membership: the more you go, the faster you'll get fit. Get started by using a daily eye cream or night cream. The results may take up to 3 months to show and will become more noticeable over time.
Looking for instant results?
If you're looking for an instant change in the appearance of your skin, then you should incorporate an exfoliating product into your routine. Exfoliating products show results within a day of use and help speed up the turnover of skin cells. This is exciting because exfoliants reveal new, healthy skin cells that are visibly more radiant. This brightening effect also works to fade areas of hyperpigmentation such as age spots.
When it comes to anti-aging skincare that effectively reverses fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin A (Retinol) is always at the top of the list.
We recommend our favourite Retinols:
When it comes to other ingredients, skincare products containing vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides take up to 3 months to show results. These benefits will increase with time and regular use of the product.
P.S. Don’t forget to factor in your age!
Does skincare make a big difference in your apparent age? Absolutely. Skincare is the key to keeping skin healthy and youthful. If you’re looking for age-specific guides, find them below:
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