It's a natural part of life and we all have to deal with the fact that, just like our bodies, our skin is aging every day. In an effort to combat these signs, many people turn toward an anti-aging skin care program that is specifically designed to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles and provide a smooth and even tone.
There are a number of over-the-counter anti-aging skin care products, but a more aggressive approach to combating the signs of aging may be available by prescription from a dermatologist. At the very least, a recommendation can be given as to the most effective anti-aging skin care products to use in each individual situation.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing an anti-aging skin care regimen. Among them, the time that it takes for a product to show results, potential side effects and the reputation of the company. Some of the most popular anti-aging skin care products are those manufactured by Oil Of Olay, which is commonly found at most retail and specialty beauty store.
Aside from products that can be used to combat the signs of aging, there are several ways that an individual can begin an effective anti-aging skin care regimen even before the visible signs appear. One such way is to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, which can cause premature aging. In addition, individuals concerned with anti-aging skin care should completely avoid tanning beds, which some believe are even more harmful than the sun. Rather than soaking up the dangerous rays from the sun or a tanning bed, self-tanning lotions are recommended for a healthy glow that does not reek havoc on your skin.
Anti-aging skin care products are primarily designed for use on the face and neck, but some are also produced for the purpose of minimizing age spots on the hands. Before you begin to apply any type of anti-aging skin care cream, place a small portion of the creme on a test area before moving forward with the application. This will allow you to make sure that the skin will not have a negative reaction to the product, which is rare but possible with any type of skin product. After several minutes, or according to the manufacturer's instructions, continue to apply the anti-aging skin care creme to the rest of the area once you are certain that a negative reaction will not occur. This process should not only be performed when you first started using a product, but also every time that you use it or when you purchase a new supply. The reason is because the skin may not react negatively on one occasion, but may have a very different reaction the next time you use the product.
The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes. It should not be considered as, or used in conjunction with, professional medical advice regarding anti-aging skin care. Consult your dermatologist prior to beginning any anti-aging skin care regimen or if you have been diagnosed with any disorder involving the skin.
Source by Aurel Radulescu