There are different types of anti-aging creams and different creams perform different functions. Here is a breakdown of the 4 most common types and functions of anti-aging creams or their ingredients.
The cleansers in anti-aging creams do exactly what it sounds like: cleanse or cleanse. They clean dirt, makeup, oils, bacteria, and anything else that shouldn’t be on your face.
Many cleansers on the market today are simply too harsh on the skin. You don’t need a harsh cleanser on your face like you would on your hands after painting a room in your house. Soft and supple skin requires gentle treatment. Things like microbeads and exfoliation, for example, can be good for an occasional treatment (like giving your car an oil change), but are generally too harsh for most people’s everyday use. Another product that can be harsh on the face are “peels”.
There are different types of tonics in anti-aging creams. In general, toners remove any trace of dirt, makeup, oils, bacteria, etc. that remains on your face after you have used a cleanser (or an anti-aging cream with a cleanser). Beyond that, toners can serve a variety of other purposes.
Some toners restore the skin’s protective acid mantle that can be removed with stronger cleansers. Some toners balance the pH of your skin.
Some anti-aging creams contain moisturizers. And some moisturizers are standalone anti-aging skin care products. Either way, they serve the same purpose: to hydrate dry skin and replenish oils that can be washed off the skin as a natural consequence of using cleansers and toners. Moisturizing the skin regularly keeps it soft and supple and is less prone to wrinkles or blemishes.
Anti-aging cream scrubs remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. Unlike cleansers, toners, and moisturizers that can (and should) be used every day, and in many cases twice a day – once in the morning and once at night, it’s good to exfoliate about once every two weeks, and certainly no more. once a week. Dead skin cells are damaged cells and must be removed. But living skin cells still have a job to do and shouldn’t be rubbed as harshly.