skin care productsChoosing the best skin care products to treat lines and wrinkles may help to reduce the signs of aging. Selecting the right products and brands may be a challenge simply because there are thousands of products to choose from, all making similar claims. When venturing down the health and beauty aisle, you may be wondering how to tell which product is most likely to be effective.

Consulting with a dermatologist can help provide insight into your unique skin care needs and the types of skin care products that may be most effective in treating your particular issue. If you are looking to add anti-aging products to your skin care routine at home, you may have to go a bit further to find just the right formulas. As with any other investment, research is the best way to uncover which products will offer the best results.

Selecting the best skin care products for your skin type.

The first step in selecting the most effective skin care products is to identify your skin type. How does your skin respond to daily cleansing and moisturizing? Is it dry? oily? or a combination of both? Does your skin respond well to most products with little irritation? Most cleansing products are formulated for a specific skin type and using one that is not formulated for you may result in irritation.

If you are concerned with lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, add targeted anti-aging products into your daily routine. Anti-aging treatments are formulated to reduce the signs of aging but pay close attention to the ingredients on the back of every package. Some ingredients are more effective than others.

Maintain your skin care routine by using the following products regularly:

Cleanser-choose a gentle cleanser that is formulated for your skin type. Cleansing the skin is necessary to remove dirt and oil that clog the pores. Select products that offer antioxidant activity as free-radicals are responsible for damaging the cells.

Moisturizer-Keeping the skin well-hydrated will help to protect it from environmental damage throughout the day. In the evening, moisturizer helps the skin to receive the benefits of targeted treatments while aiding in absorption of the product.

Eye Cream-The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging. Keep your eyes looking bright and healthy by applying an eye cream daily. Eye creams may help reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.

Serum-Serums are targeted treatments with molecules small enough to penetrate the skin so that it may accept added benefit. Serums may be used to for lifting, firming, and delivering added nutrients into the skin.

Exfoliating and using face masks periodically will help to remove dead skin cells from the surface. Masks are a great way to soothe the skin and gain some added rejuvenation.

UV protection is a must and should be used daily along with cosmetics to protect the skin from its damaging effects due to prolonged exposure.

When shopping for skin care products, avoid those containing harsh ingredients that may damage the skin. Always check the product label to see exactly what ingredients are included. Look for products containing natural ingredients, fruit and plant extracts, Vitamins, and minerals. Know your skin type and choose products that are formulated to provide added skin care benefits such as anti-aging.