Looking for the perfect skin cream to prevent ageing? Then don’t believe these myths! The next time you go shopping for skin care products, dispel these myths and shop sensibly…
The more expensive, the better!
Women who truly believe that there are miracles hidden in a jar of skin cream also seem to believe that the more expensive the cream, the more they are ensured of a total anti-ageing experience. Recent research, however, shows otherwise in some cases. Affordable creams can be just as good for your skin, but it is important to buy products that address your unique needs. Don’t go by the price only, because cheap creams can also cause harm and an expensive cream might not be good for you if your skin can’t take the richness of the product.
One cream will do everything
This is really wishful thinking because one cream cannot take care of every problem you have. The skin needs different ingredients at different times of the day and it is best to buy product that are made specifically for a time period. A serum is necessary, and so is eye cream, besides your regular night cream. During the day, you will need cream with SPF, so make sure you purchase a product with this ingredient. Buy different products for different times of the day.
You will see miracles in an instant
Ah – this is what skin care manufacturers would have you believe, but is just not possible. All a cream will do is delay the ageing process slightly, but age will inevitably creep in to your life, no matter what you do. It is best, therefore, to check out what you need most – do you need help for pigmentation? Is it radiance that you require? Or is your problem that of early wrinkles? Buy a cream that will help you in these specific areas, but remember — everything takes time. Some creams may take up to three months for any significant improvement to be noticeable on your skin.
Buy creams according to the age mentioned on the packaging
Walk into a store and the lady at the counter will immediately ask you how old you are or try and make a guess about your age. She will then offer you products according to your age like those for 30+, 40+ and other creams positioned in various age brackets. This is not the right way to buy a good skin cream. You could have fine lines at the age of 30 if you’ve been a sun worshipper or a sportsperson. On the other hand, you may have acne at 50. So, don’t go by age at all. Buy products according to your skincare needs.