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The Best Anti-aging Cream for Men’s Faces
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Eye Cream For Wrinkles, Bags, And Dark Circles
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How to Select The Right Anti-aging Hand and Nail Cream

The Best Anti-aging Cream for Men’s Faces

Nobody likes growing older, and sadly there’s no way to stop the aging process. It is possible, however to slow down the signs of aging by adjusting your lifestyle. Using anti-aging skin products, alongside a healthy diet, and getting plenty of sleep, is one very effective way to help you stay looking young as the years go by.

Man with clear skin

What Goes Into The Best Anti-aging Creams?

There are various common active ingredients that you’ll find in some of the most popular anti-aging creams:

  • Antioxidants – These help to reverse the damage done by free radicals – naturally occurring compounds that attack the body and speed the aging process. Vitamin C is one of the most common antioxidants found in skin creams.
  • Hydrating ingredients – These help your skin to absorb more water, which makes it appear healthier and plumper, smoothing out fine lines.
  • Sunscreen – Many signs of aging such as dark spots, wrinkles, and dark circles are caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun. By blocking these rays, you’ll protect your skin and stop it from aging prematurely.
  • Retinol or Vitamin A – Vitamin A, also known as retinol, helps to repair damaged cells and stimulate collagen and elastin production to keep the skin supple.
  • Peptides – These amino acid chains promote generation of new skin cells, helping to repair damage.

Where to Buy

Anti-aging creams and potions were once a female-only market but manufacturers have now realized that most men aren’t keen on wrinkles either, and products designed specifically for male skin are now widely available.

Your local drug store or grocery store will probably stock a few different anti-aging creams for men, but drug store brands are often not as effective as more premium brands.

The widest selection of anti-aging products can be found online, of course, and prices are often cheaper than you’ll find in brick and mortar stores too.

Amazon stocks a huge selection of skin care from brands ranging from budget to luxury and you can also buy directly from the brand websites such as Lab Series or Kiehl’s

1. Lab Series Max LS Age-less Power V Lifting Cream

A highly effective hydrating cream that helps to moisturize the skin and minimize the appearance of lines. The ingredients support the natural collagen within the skin, and firm, tighten, and lift contours for a youthful appearance.

This cream has been awarded title of one of the best skin care products of 2015 by Men’s Health and Details.

2. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Formulated specifically for men, this bestselling anti-wrinkle cream is enriched with Vitamin C and E and contains chestnut and soy extracts.

The cream helps to firm and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It’s also light and non-greasy, making it ideal for daytime use.

Oz Naturals Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer

Oz Naturals products are made with natural ingredients, making this cream an ideal choice if you’re careful about what you put on your skin.

Antioxidants including Vitamin E and C, and retinol work in a powerful combination to repair damaged skin and slow signs of aging. Shea butter provides a rich moisturizing effect and helps the skin to stay hydrated and feel smooth.

Conclusion

The products listed above are some of the most popular and effective anti-aging creams for men on the market today. However, all skin is slightly different and there is no one best product to suit every man.

It’s worth taking the time to experiment with a few different products and see what works best for you. Remember most anti-aging treatments don’t have an immediate effect and you’ll have to use them consistently for a few weeks before you can judge their overall effectiveness for you, personally.

References:

http://nextluxury.com/mens-style-and-fashion/top-10-best-wrinkle-cream-for-men/

http://www.kiehls.com/facial-fuel-anti-wrinkle-cream/724.html

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/6-anti-aging-products-that-will-save-your-skin-20141003

Eye Cream For Wrinkles, Bags, And Dark Circles

The skin surrounding your eyes is probably the most sensitive on your whole body. It is very thin and therefore prone to developing wrinkles, bags, and dark circles if it is not well-cared for. It is no surprise that that this is one of the firs areas that begins to show signs of aging.

Luckily, there are eye creams capable of alleviating this issue significantly. But with the variety of eye creams that claim to cure dark bagginess under your eyes, how do you go about choosing one ha would work best on you?

How to Choose The Best Eye Cream

Creams that simply moisturize the thin skin are not adequate for anyone battling these age indicators. To win this battle, you have to arm yourself with a serum or eye cream that’s made of superior ingredients. To this effect, it would stand you in good stead to buy a cream that’s formulated with ingredients that are effective in fighting aging.

Some of the most common ingredients are Palmitoyl oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide. With such a cream, you’ll be armed with a double weapon; they rejuvenate your eyes while simultaneously keeping dark circles at bay. Other important ingredients are those that protect the blood vessels that surround the eye. These ingredients are offered to as vaso-protective ingredients.

Finally, a high quality cream shouldn’t contain ingredients that sting or burn.

Best Ingredients to Look For When Purchasing an Eye Cream

Most treatments that promise long lasting results contain natural ingredients such as vitamin E and cucumber extract. However, while these two are effective at soothing the skin to decrease puffiness and lighten the are around the eyes, they are not effective against serious cases.

Apart from Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, the ideal cream should have ingredients that boost collagen production which repairs wrinkles and fine lines resulting in softer, smoother looking skin. Here is a breakdown of what the top ingredients are and what they do:

  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – these two peptides simulate the production of collagen in the skin. As a result you will end up looking younger.
  • Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone – These ingredients work by reducing the amount of small blood cells within the delicate skin around your eyes. This is very effective at reducing dark circles (which are in essence, bruises) that may occur und your eyes when these blood vessels leak.
  • Chrysin – This is an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that works as a vaso-relaxant, which works by preventing capillary leakage thereby reducing puffiness under or eyes or eliminating it altogether.
  • Retinyl Palmitate – This is a rare form of vitamin A that plays a crucial role in the generation of new skin cells. Applying this around your eyes will keep the skin in that area young and rejuvenated.
  • Cantella Asiatica – This is an anti-inflammatory that heals and firms skin. It also supports collagen synthesis.
  • Ectoin – This protects against environmental aggressors and accelerates the skin’s ability to repair itself.
  • Other factors to consider – The age of your skin
  • For young skin – preserving the delicate skin in your eye area will make future eye care a whole lot easier. If you have young skin, look to harness the regenerative, hydrative and anti-inflammatory properties of Omega 3 fatty acids and linolenic acid.
  • For old skin – your skin would probably have suffered some damage at this stage. It is best to look for products that contain collagen (which plumps the skin to smooth the appearance of wrinkles) and peptides (which stimulate collagen production and improves its absorption)

Final Word

It is important to read the ingredients and understand them. For mild cases of dark circles, puffiness and eye bags, ingredients such as shea butter, glycerin, vitamin and oils can be very beneficial. What’s more, firming eye creams may contains copper peptides, alpha-hydroxyl acids (AHA), vitamin C vitamin K, Kojic acid, glycolic acid and caffeine. Some eye creams also contain SPF which is very helpful in reducing sun damage.

How to Select The Right Anti-aging Hand and Nail Cream

Hand CreamThere are many choices of anti-aging hand and nail cream products on today’s shelves. When looking for a good quality hand cream with anti-aging qualities, where do you start?

Usually, you’d head down to the pharmacy or store, see what’s available, and give one a try. Right? Yet, what if there is a better one? Like many products, trial and error tends to occur.

The problem with selecting one directly from your nearby store, is that stores often carry few products and are mainly marketed and labeled to promote sales. It is best to know what ingredients are best, and choose a high quality healthy product. It’s also good to seek first hand results, and not just marketing verbiage. Of course you are aware of words like best, voted #1, our best seller, these are just words.

Research for yourself by checking reviews online, reading articles, and ask your friends and family what they like to use best. Good first hand, no pun intended, research is most important.

Why Use Anti-aging Formula?

It’s not just a moisturizer it is a thick cream that is most needed on hands and good for nails too. The anti-aging ingredients assist in repairing and preventing skin damage. These creams are not only for use once someone has noticed some aging on hands, it is most beneficial to begin an anti-aging regimen before aging occurs, and a more intense cream if skin damage has already occurred. Daily hand washing, chores, and sun exposure are some causes for the skin on hands to become dry and cracked, or even skin damage and wrinkles. It is better to prevent some of this with a healthy anti-aging formula.

Common Ingredients:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Shea Butter
  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Licorice Root (skin brightening)
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids (exfoliation)
  • Glycolic acid (skin brightening)

Professional Collagen Producing Hand Creams

While there are many options in anti-aging hand creams, some of the top notch choices are a bit pricey. Still, they have a unique formula to help the skin produce collagen, this formula has growth factors which is produced by plants. Collagen keeps the softness and elasticity of the skin in good condition. A study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in 2007 was conducted that proved these ingredients to be effective in reducing wrinkles on hands.

Some products that include this special growth factor formula are Regeniskin, SyCream by Syprex, Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream, and SKinMedica TNS Recovery Complex. As always, it’s best to investigate what products may be right for you.

Why combine hand and nail cream in one?

Hand and NailsIt is a common routine by nail professionals to place nourishing oil and lotion on the hands and nails for more subtle cuticles and less brittle nails. Choosing a cream that helps both parts simply makes sense. It’s also one less product you need to buy.

Whether you may be beginning a new care routine, or continuing your skin care, it is always best to know you are using a good quality product. With so many available options out there, do your homework and check the labels for important ingredients that produce good results. If you are looking for a higher strength anti-aging hand cream choose one that increases collagen, or one that has a proven track record for improvement in skin texture of the hands. Remember, asking friends and family, even co-workers, and friends at the salon about what creams they like can help when selecting a good product more easily.

References:

http://www.redbookmag.com/beauty/anti-aging/tips/g2433/anti-aging-hand-treatments/

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/antiaging-treatments-for-your-hands

http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/advice/g9607/winter-hand-creams/?

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