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Anti-Aging Skin Care Products: No More Lines or Wrinkles in Just 7 days?

Posted Jan 26 2009 5:06pm

Do you really believe that an anti-aging skin care product you apply to your face can make your skin look 10 years younger in 7 days? Probably not, but you should, because there are products which are currently being marketed that say they do and they actually work.

There’s only one problem - basically it does not work in the long term. That is, as soon as you stop using the product, not only do all your wrinkles come back, but there will most likely be a few additional ones and chances are that your skin will not look as healthy as it did before. The reason for this is that these types of creams and lotions are nothing more than humectants, an oil-free class of moisturizer that reduces the loss of water by binding it to the skin, thus reducing loss of moisture, resulting in a temporary smoothing out of wrinkles ( Harverd Medical School ). Basically, that’s the long and the short of it.

For this privilege you get to pay a heap of money, for what? Water? Yes, basically that is exactly what you are buying, a cream that holds water in your skin, resulting in a reduction of lines and wrinkles. If that’s what you want, than that’s fine, however, most consumers of skin care products want products that CARE for the skin, hence the name - skin care. Locking water into your skin is hardly taking care of it.

Real skin care is about providing the skin with the building blocks that nurture the skin with the nutrients it needs to give you a healthy, vibrant and youthful looking complexion. These nutrients are a combination of botanical ingredients, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, and linoleic acid; vitamins, and minerals, which help maintain the skin’s outer protective layer and actually provide your skin with the help it needs to result in the healthy, good looking skin you want to have.

Some people are very fortunate and have a very healthy, good looking skin into their 70’s and beyond, unfortunately this is not the case for everyone. Everyone’s skin is slightly different and everybody has different ideas of what their skin should be like.

When using creams that merely supply your skin with water, you are in actual fact not really using a skin care product, rather you are using a product that hydrates your skin - that’s it. Nothing else is on offer and your skin will not be benefiting in the long term from this type of product. Once you stop using it, the wrinkles will come back deeper and more prominent than ever. Just read some of the information provided by Dermatologists in the media. They all say the same thing. Don’t fall for the advertising and marketing hype.

Instead, you should think about real skin care and start to implement a daily skin care regime that actually has the potential to nourish and rebuild the tone and health of your skin. Using natural skin care products is even more preferable, as most of them do not contain potentially harmful ingredients that may end up doing you more harm than good.

There are many synthetic chemicals that are added to commercially available skin care products, such as parabens, EDTA, and the list goes on, and on, and on. Have a look at the list of ingredients that are routinely being used in many commercially available skin care products. It will astound you.
If your aim is to reduce the lines and wrinkles on your face, consider a holistic approach. Yes, it does take more time and effort, but the results will be much better, longer lasting and not least of all, much healthier for you.

Choose products that are truly natural. Natural skin care products usually contain essential oil and herbal extracts that are effective in treating your skin. They are not synthetic designer chemicals that will provide you with a quick fix. They are however proven substances that have been shown to promote healthy skin and a vibrant looking complexion. Cosmetic butters, oils from seeds, such as wheat germ, sesame seeds, etc., as well as different type of hydrosols, etc., are all rich in nutrients that soothe, hydrate and nourish your skin.

Many essential oils and herbal extracts have natural properties that enhance cell growth and aid in collagen production. These are the type of ingredients you need to look for in your skin care products. They will help, not just in the short term, but also over time. If you did stop using these types of products, the skin would still benefit from the time that you did use them and would continue to look healthy and vibrant, at least for some time.

So do your self a favour, don’t fall for the heavily promoted quick fix. It’s not, and you end up paying far more than just a lot of money.

Danny Siegenthaler is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and together with his wife Susan, a medical herbalist and Aromatherapist, they have created Natural Skin Care Products by Wildcrafted Herbal Products to share their 40 years of combined expertise with you.

They practice Herbal and Chinese medicine at their Wildcrafted Cottage Clinic.

© Wildcrafted Herbal Products 2008

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