Poor information often stands in the way of every attempt one makes to rejuvenate one’s skin. Consider this particular myth for instance: “There is no hope trying to turn the clock back. Once your skin sees a certain amount of damage, there’s nothing you can do about it anymore.” The problem with a myth like this is that it kind of sounds true. That’s the currency it uses: a ring of truthfulness.
The truth though is that it is possible to escape skin damage, turn the clock back as it were, at just about any age. If younger-looking skin, to you, is something you would define as fewer brown spots, fewer wrinkles, and firmness, then these really are achievable at almost any age.
Here are a few other misconceptions that are remarkably resilient in the face of any attempts at education.
Let’s start with a popular one -that inexpensive drugstore products for younger looking skin are really no good. Anti Aging products, no matter where you buy them and how much you pay for them, can only contain one of a handful of widely available and well-known ingredients -things with names like alphahydroxy acids, retinoids and antioxidants.
Pay $20 for a drugstore brand or pay $300 for an exclusive name that sounds kind of French; either way, you’re likely to see about the same kind of benefits. The only thing you need to watch out for, buying any of these products, is how far past the packaging date they are. Look for a recently-manufactured product and look for packaging that is well-enough done to keep air out and to block sunlight, and you should be pretty okay with any reputable drugstore brand.
Somehow, people really wish to give up on any hopes they may have for younger-looking skin as early as possible. Consider this little myth here:”Once you cross 40, your skin is already beginning to deteriorate as fast as it ever will. So you might as well save some money and bother and skip the sunscreen.”
That’s depressing, isn’t it? By the time you hit forty, your skin has protected you against half of all the UV rays you’re ever going to see. In case you’ve never noticed, 40-year-old skin, even after it’s been through everything, still looks plenty supple and beautiful. This is about the age when you absolutely need to religiously follow your sunscreen routine. Forty-year-old skin is still young. It still possesses the ability to repair past damage.
Do you realize that it isn’t all the time that you’ve spent baking on the beach that really does your skin in? As much as you should try to avoid things like that, those are just one off incidences. How often do you go to the beach?
What brings damage to your skin lot more effectively are the daily episodes of sun exposure that you never think about – a walk in the park, standing out in the sun for a few minutes on the balcony, and so on. Those are the instances of sun exposure that really add up. UV rays release free radicals in your skin; these actually damage the physical structure of your skin and cause it to wrinkle and sag. Make sure that you use something really good like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Fluid SPF 55 all the time.