Trends In Anti-Aging
There have been various trends to hit the market. You may see them in your local grocery store, you may see them in your department stores or even in your major salons. But the important thing to know is which ones to trust. Now even with good trends, many are always going to abuse it. It comes down to that simple fact. Most products are just glorified moisturizers. But the question is, how do you sort them out as a consumer?
For starters, you may have seen it on the commercials recently, and I admit, it draws me in just like you at first. It says that their cheap product was tested and shown to be better than the $100, $200, and even $1000 moisturizers. We hear those kinds of price tags, and what’s the instant reaction, right? But if you haven’t noticed already, which honestly, I think most have, they are saying moisturizers. They are not saying wrinkle creams even though their product is technically called a wrinkle cream! Why in the world would you pay $1000 for a lotion in the first place!
The second major one right now is gold. It’s luxurious, and frankly many stars like Mariah Carey for example have talked about how it is so amazing, so luxurious, and it makes their skin glow. Now interestingly enough, yes most products in the past have been extremely expensive. But there are more affordable alternatives coming out. Gold has actually quite recently been proven to be a powerful antioxidant. Some would even say that it can promote slight improvements in collagen levels. So ultimately, if used right, this is a good one.
The third is sun tanning. This is actually an oldie to some degree. But it has come back into popularity with starlets like Megan Fox who say that’s my skincare secret. I am going to be very blunt when I say they’re idiots and they have no idea what they’re talking about. You may not see it now. But all that baking causes sun damage, which you can see under certain lights at the salon. It slowly breaks down skin cells, and you end up looking like a prune, a dark prune yes, but a prune nonetheless. It can aggravate acne by causing more oil buildup, and all in all, it’s just a misconception.
From there, we get into homeopathic treatments. I hear it all the time: it’s homeopathic, it’s all natural, it’s the most amazing thing. While homeopathic may be as natural as it gets, it is basically water. The supporters can argue it all they want. But ultimately speaking, they dilute the active ingredients over and over again in huge vats of water, taking one drop from the original vat and moving it again and again. So do you really think you’re getting anything? And with active ingredients, despite what they may try to tell you, you do actually need specific amounts to get results.
And finally, there is one major one that I have seen both in department stores and online and in salons for that matter. Everybody is going on about stem cell technology. Stem cell technology is technically speaking a great thing. It actually renews the skin’s natural cells, producing new and healthy cells to replace the old and damaged cells. So it can reverse a lot of problems. The problem with this one is getting the real thing. The real thing is extremely expensive, and you aren’t going to get it for $5 or even $20. I would say watch out for the imitators.