Gone are the days when beauty and looks were words meant only for women. Men have finally entered the fantasy world where everyone longs to remain young and attractive. The appearance of crow's feet and laugh lines can make anyone depressed. People take them as an alarming signal, and start searching for things that can save them, or at least delay the process of aging. The list of such things is topped by anti-aging creams. But when it comes to men, they make a common mistake, by using anti-aging products that work mainly for women.
Men's skin is thicker, oilier, and has larger and deeper pores in comparison to women. Using an anti-aging cream formulated for women will not help in any way. Thankfully, there are many manufacturers who have formulated such creams for men. In the following sections, we take a look at the ingredients in these creams, and choosing the best cream for men.
Ingredients in Anti-aging Cream
Helps in the re-formation of elastin and collagen in the skin, so that the skin looks smooth, soft, and toned.
Helps to penetrate through wrinkles and avert light. This makes the wrinkles invisible to the naked eyes.
Nanobelle Coenzyme Q10
Helps in nourishing the deepest layer of the skin. An anti-aging effect is naturally generated because of proper nourishment.
Helps to smoothen the upper layer of skin. It provides the skin with a radiance as well.
To keep hold of hyaluronic acid, which in turn is necessary to bind collagen and elastin together. The result is an improved elasticity and resolution of the skin.
Helps to carry out various biochemical functions that keep the body cells working in good condition. There is a specific group of anti-aging vitamins that include vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, and K. You can get these vitamins from food too.
Helps to soften and smoothen the skin. It does this without making your skin too oily.
Helps to rejuvenate the skin. Your skin may have been damaged by dirt, pollution, and ultraviolet rays, and so must have started to appear droopy and sagging. It needs healing and rejuvenation.
How These Creams Work
There are a number of sensory fibers present in the skin that respond to high and low temperatures, sunlight, ultraviolet rays, and wind. Their response causes the muscles of the skin to contract. Repression of the muscle contraction does not allow the formation of wrinkles. The working strategy followed by anti-aging creams for men is mainly based on this fact. They work by suppressing or minimizing the sensory fibers' response. This results in delaying of the appearance of wrinkles. These creams have an advantage over botox injections in the fact that they do not prevent the muscle contraction of the face due to emotions, thus allowing a facial expression that looks very natural.
Anti-aging creams are best applied to moist skin; after a bath, or washing your face is ideal. Wet or moist skin allows better penetration of the cream, and hence, better results. These creams hide the fine line and wrinkles present around the corner of your eyes and on the forehead. They also significantly reduce the appearance of laugh lines. Regular use also make the skin softer, smoother, and more radiant. Remember, if the cream you are using does not contain sunscreen formula, then it is also advisable to apply sunscreen lotion (SPF 15) before venturing out in the sun.
A good quality anti-aging cream is one which is designed in a way to penetrate up to the seventh layer of the skin, and deliver peptides to target areas under cellular levels. The result of this deeper penetration is the maintenance of your skin's health, youthfulness, moisture, and radiance. So, the next time you think of buying an anti-aging cream, make sure it is one specially formulated for men.