3 Common Myths About Ageing

3 Common Myths About Ageing

The Truth About Skin Care And Ageing


There are two
things in life that you can’t avoid – gaining weight when you overeat with
chocolate on daily basis (though it feels sooo good) and ageing. I don’t know which one is worse, but both are
certain. The appearance of the first wrinkles is a very delicate moment for
almost all women. Quite often, when we get to the point where we have to deal
with ageing skin, we feel super frustrated because of the immense amount of information
available.
What to trust? What to buy? What
to do?
If you are feeling confused let us help by busting three of the most
common myths related to skin’s ageing.

 

Expensive Products Work Better

I can write
an entire article about this, but I’ll try illustrating it with a simple
example – actually, a test you can do in your local drugstore. Get 2 daily face
creams from different brands and different price range. Now have a look at the label. Chances are the
first five ingredients (the ones with highest concentration) are the same in
both products – maybe not listed in the same order, but still the same. Sadly
the
most common ingredients used in regular skin care are silicones, mineral oil and chemically modified oils – ingredients that do nothing for your skin
apart from providing temporary smoothness. Besides that, quite often, high-end
and low-end brands use the same compounds in the products. Why? Because they
are cheap. Simple as that.

 


“It’s
often packaging or even the perfume that makes a product expensive, not the
actual science behind it.”
says Doris Day, M.D., a
dermatologist in New York City.

Why pay for
cheap compounds in fancy packaging then? Obviously, the beautiful packaging is
not going to make your wrinkles disappear, so you might as well invest your
money in something else.

No matter
what you’ve been told, when it comes to skin care, there is no correlation
between cost and results – the price of a product doesn’t determine its quality.
What’s in it, however, does. Always read the labels.

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Rich Creams Are The Ultimate Solution For Ageing Skin

Though we all
age (it’s inevitable), we do it in a different way. If you want to slow down
the ageing process, finding the best products for your skin type is essential,
thus saying that the ageing skin needs rich cream (in all cases!) is not
correct. Skin care is something very personal – what works for me, may do
nothing for you.

Though it is
true that when we age we lose body water and our skin becomes drier and less
elastic, that doesn’t mean that one ultra-rich-nourishing-cream can be the
ultimate anti-ageing solution. If you are 45 and you are still struggling with pimples
and oily skin (because sadly,
acne affects people of all ages), reaching out
for a rich cream, when your skin is already oily, is not a good idea. It may
help diminish the wrinkles, bit it is also likely to clog your pores and cause
breakouts. What to do? Look for moisturizing cream with lighter texture that
soak into the skin right after application – if they are formulated well, they
will be just as effective as their richer and heavier alternatives.

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It’s All About “Good” Genes

As much as I’d
want to say that this statement is true (because my mom started getting
wrinkles at the age of 40) it isn’t. I am 25 and I already have quite a lot of
wrinkles.

The way we
live our lives – how much we
stress, how much we sleep, what we eat, what kind of products we put on our skin, do we take
our makeup off before bed (or we are too lazy to do it), smoking, alcohol,
excess sugar consumption – all this, summed up, determines when we are going to
get our first “crow’s feet”. Genetics matter, but they are not everything.

So, don’t count
on “good” genes – count on the everyday choices you make.

Buying Skin
Care Products Based On Your Age Is a Must

Age and skin
type are two different things and no matter what the label says there is no
such thing as cream for 50 years old and cream for 20 years old. Why? Well, because
you can have acne/dry skin when you are 50, as well as when you are 20.

Lots of women ask me if it’s okay to start using products for mature skin, when they are yet in their early 20s. The answer is – yes! If your skin needs more nourishment, if it has lost its elasticity and vitality, then you need “the heavy artillery”. And there is nothing wring with using richer creams while you are still in uni, as long as you deliver to your skin everything that it needs at the moment. Be it when you are 20 or 50.

It’s true
that the needs of our skin change with the age, but despite that, what should
lead us when choosing skin care products, are our skin concerns (be it ageing, dark spots, wrinkles, dryness, etc), not the years behind
our back. Addressing your concerns with the right product is the key to good
looking skin – skin that will stay young and healthy longer!

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