Deep wrinkles are not a pretty sight. They are not easy to remove either. With deep wrinkles, damage to the skin is extensive, requiring more drastic approaches. Deep wrinkles may have developed as a result of one’s complacency in taking care of her skin. The lack of a good skin care regimen and lifestyle abuses are the factors that may have contributed largely to the development of deep wrinkles.
Yet, while wrinkles can be a huge challenge, they don’t have to affect your life in such a way that you become blinded to affordable and non-invasive wrinkle solutions. Surgical wrinkle removal and fat grafting procedures are not the only solutions to wrinkles, apparently. There, too, are anti-aging creams that can deliver great results. The thing is to know what to look for, and where.
There are many things you have to bear in mind when looking for an anti-aging cream formulated especially for deep wrinkles, but three very important keywords to note are antioxidants, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Specifically, the anti-cream must have high levels of antioxidants, and that it must come with the ability to naturally increase the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
The Role of Antioxidants in Wrinkle Prevention and Treatment
Antioxidants delay the aging process by fighting free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules that have an unpaired electron on their outer shell. Since electrons have to come in pairs, that electron without a pair will need to seek its partner from another molecule. As it attracts an electron from another molecule, that other molecule loses an electron and that electron, in turn, seeks another electron from another molecule. As this goes on and on, it creates cellular damage which speeds up aging. But antioxidants prevent this from happening, that is why having sufficient antioxidants is very important in delaying all forms of aging. When looking for an anti-aging cream, therefore, make sure it contains Vitamins C and E, Green Tea or Acai Berry which are known to possess powerful antioxidant properties.
Collagen and Wrinkles
Collagen keeps the skin strong and tight. If the skin sags and develops wrinkles, it is usually because the skin does not have enough collagen to keep it strong. Collagen breaking down is imminent with skin aging, but to reduce its impact you will want your anti-aging cream to come with Phytessence Wakame (an ingredient that keeps collagen well-moisturized, delaying its breakdown), as well as CynergyTK, a functional type of keratin that is important in boosting the health of collagen.
You are going to find collagen appearing in various forms, names, and brands, but always go for the non-synthetic kind as this is the kind that offers many health benefits. Synthetic collagen cannot be absorbed by the skin very well.
Hyaluronic Acid and Wrinkles
Hyaluronic Acid delays skin aging by controlling cellular growth. It is also very helpful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles because it has the ability to bind itself with water and as it does it keeps water inside the skin, filling in the lines and grooves.
Anti-aging creams do not work overnight, though. You have the option to use them alone or as a support to other non-invasive or less invasive approaches to removing wrinkles.
Needless to say, don’t rely solely on anti-aging creams or procedures to remove wrinkles. Looking young should come from within, and it usually starts with the right diet and good lifestyle habits. Make sure to eat plenty of greens as these contain vitamins, minerals, and many other nutrients. And while you are on a healthy diet, avoid eating junk foods as much as possible. Junk foods are labeled as such because that’s exactly what they are – loaded with empty calories.