Assessing Effectiveness of Wrinkle Creams

Food and Drug Association

(FDA) categorizes creams as cosmetics which does not have any medicinal value. So FDA does not regulate these cosmetics as it does for drugs. This suggests that all the products does not undergo any testing before they are launched into the market. But FDA looks into advertisements that picture cosmetics as drugs.

The following points should be considered before judging the effectiveness of wrinkle creams.

  • Lower Doses:

    Non prescription wrinkle creams are less effective than those prescribed ones. These results are also short lived. Always consult the dermatologist before choosing the wrinkle creams.

  • Latest Research:

    Recent studies suggest that some ingredients in these wrinkle creams may increase the wrinkles. But these results are not clinically proved.

  • Cost:

    Many believe that creams which are costly are very effective than those are less expensive. Both may have the same results.

  • Daily Use:

    Apply wrinkle cream once or twice in a day to observe the improvements in the skin. But once the usage of cream is discontinued the skin may be as it was earlier.

  • Side Effects:

    Some creams may cause redness, irritation, rashes and, burning sensation in the skin. Check the ingredients before opting the wrinkle cream.

  • The following precautions can be taken for effectiveness of the creams and also for the youthful appearance of the skin.

  • Protect the skin from harmful sun radiation like UVA and UVB. Use broad hats and also the sunscreen lotions. Try to avoid exposing the skin to the sun in peak hours.
  • While selecting skincare products, select the built-in SPF-15 to protect from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Dry skin is more tentative to wrinkles. So retain moisture in the skin by using moisturizers. Moisturizers may temporarily hide the fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smoking damages the collagen and elasticity in the skin. It also narrows the blood vessels resulting in premature wrinkles.
  • Consult a dermatologist to improve the appearance of the skin. They may suggest effective creams according to the skin type.

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