There are countless of creams on the market that promise to
give you a younger and healthier looking. Many of these creams contain
ingredients that sound like they come from a laboratory and totally mystery to
you, such as alpha hydroxyl acids and Retin-A. Fortunately, many of these
products have been comprehensively checked by doctors and scientists. According
to professors, some of these ingredients are very effective in firming facial
are countless of creams on the market that promise to give you a younger and
Retin-A is the trade name of a compound known as tretinoin.
This substance is the only topical medication approved by the Food and Drug
Association for the treatment of photoaging. Creams that contain Retin-A
tighten your skin by stimulating your body to produce collagen. Retin-A can
also reserve sun damage, reduce wrinkles and freckles. It make your skin look
rosy, but also make you more photosensitive, which means that if you use
Retin-A Cream, you’ll also need to use sunscreen. Retin-A is a kind of vitamin
A, so it’s accepted to apply 2 times a week for at least 6 months before you
can feel any change on your skin. However, these Retin-A Creams may cause skin
irritation and redness for the first 3 months of use.
Apply Retin-A 2
times a week for at least 6 months
Alpha hydroxyl acid
According to a report published on the “New York Times”,
creams that contain alpha hydroxyl acid tightening your skin by allowing
shedding of the dead cells. They can also stimulate the production of collagen
and elastin. Alpha hydroxyl acids occur naturally in many food products;
therefore they may contain fruits and vegetables. Milk, sugarcane, apple, pear,
orange, lime, lemon and grapes contain alpha hydroxyl acid, so creams with
these natural ingredients will help tightening your facial skin. Those whose
skins are sensitive may not react well to alpha hydroxyl acid. Creams that
contain these ingredients may cause itching, drying or burning. Alpha hydroxyl
acid also increases your photosensitivity, so remember to apply sunscreen when
using this kind of cream.
A kind of
skin-firming cream that contains niacinamide
is an ingredient that is found in many skin-firming creams. It is currently
being tested for skin protection, wrinkles reduction and face-firming
properties. Niacinamide is a vitamin B complex. This vitamin reduces wrinkles
and tightens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
It also helps increase blood circulation. Many face-firming creams contain
niacinamide are especially used around the eyes. These cream are safe to use
and cause no skin irritations. The only disadvantage of niacinamide is that it
only works short-term.