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How do Anti Wrinkle Creams Work?

By Summer Banks
Updated May 17, 2024
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Anti wrinkle creams can reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating the skin or removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The effect of an anti wrinkle cream will most often not be a long term one. Continued use of the product may be needed to maintain the smooth look of the skin.

Proper hydration is essential to the health of the body, including the skin. When the body is dehydrated, the skin may sag and lose elasticity. Anti wrinkle creams can not only remove dead cells but also increase hydration and essentially plump the skin where fine lines and wrinkles are the most prominent.

Another effect brought on by the lack of hydration is that the skin on the face and body may appear dry and flaky. Dry skin can make wrinkles appear worse or more noticeable. Anti wrinkle creams can contain ingredients, like alpha hydroxy acid or salicylic acid, which can help to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. Once these skin cells are removed, the younger skin underneath may appear less aged.

Research has linked the effect of the sun's UVA and UVB rays to skin wrinkles appearing earlier in life. Evidence has shown these rays can damage the skin cells needed maintain the look of younger skin. Once these skin cells are damaged, they no longer help to regenerate the skin, which can leave skin looking older than it actually is. The addition of a sunscreen to a wrinkle cream can help to prevent further damage to the skin from such UVA and UVB exposure.

In addition to sun damage, free radicals can cause cell damage that can cause the appearance of wrinkles. Anti wrinkle creams containing antioxidants, like Vitamin A and Vitamin E, can help to stop this type of skin damage. Free radicals can be caused by pollution in the environment or lifestyle choices, such as smoking or heavy alcohol use. They harm the skin because they take over the cells of the body and continue to reproduce with the new cells. Antioxidants may stop the free radicals from reproducing and help to eliminate free radicals in the body.

Anti wrinkle creams work in a variety of ways to reduce the signs of aging. While many younger women may feel they are too young to begin using anti wrinkle creams, the ingredients found in them can help hydrate young and older skin. These products also protect and heal skin of any age.

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