Ladies… I’ve been hearing some bizarre things about anti aging creams. So I’m about to tell you the most “very true-sounding” myths about anti aging products that are SO NOT TRUE.
So prepare to be shocked and maybe…a little confused, but I aim to clear some things up for you with this myth busting article.
MYTH 1: YOU SHOULD BUY ANTI AGING CREAMS ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE
I’v noticed loads stores selling anti aging creams for each age- one for your 20’s, 30’s,40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. But this doesn’t make any sense to me. If you think about it, it’s simply clever marketing. Not everyone who is 40 years old will have the same skin issues so why would you buy such a generic cream? Beats me!
You should shop per need and skin type rather than age. Some age faster or slower than others so it is really up to your own personal needs. Scrap the age category nonsense!
MYTH 2: ONE ANTI AGING CREAM SUITS ALL
If an anti aging cream works for your friend or family member, it doesn’t mean it will work on you. Like I said in the previous point, you need to figure out what is good for you. So if you buy a cream which wasn’t as effective as you had hoped, don’t feel discouraged or that these creams don’t work. Because they do! You just need to find one that suits you. You may have to look at your diet and lifestyle too.
MYTH 3: EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE CREAMS ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK
Okay, really I have seen creams for $5000 and up. I have bought a cream for a hefty $1000. And the result? The same as my $150 cream, much to my surprise. This is because I believed in this myth that extremely expensive equals results. But no no no! Not true, well at least for me. Because of the price, the cream gave me more wrinkles than when I started! Also, if you buy an expensive product that is for oily skin and you have dry skin, you might start out worse than you were already. It’s so important to know your skin before investing to achieve you skoals (skin goals, sorry had to!).
Best thing is to look at reviews on expert websites (like ours) and believe skin care professionals who know what they’re talking about. Look for creams with powerful antioxidants and know about the science of anti aging. Go to our skin care science pages to learn more and check out our reviews on the best inexpensive anti aging creams out there.
MYTH 4: THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOOK YOUNGER IS SURGERY
SOOO many celebrities look younger because they have gone under the knife, but then again, soooo many celebrities have chosen the natural route and use powerful creams to slow down aging signs. Like I said before, you don’t need to spend a fortune on surgery and freakishly expensive creams. Plus, the health risks involved with Botox, fillers and full-on plastic surgery are high and dangerous. Is it really worth it? Of course it’s up to the individual, but experts prefer diet, lifestyle and effective anti aging products to look youthful.
MYTH 5: YOU ONLY NEED TO START USING ANTI AGING CREAMS WHEN YOU NOTICE SIGNS OF AGING
This is a big no no. Probably most people you have met with stunning skin have looked after it since they were extremely young! In their 20’s let’s say. To get the best skin there is, start using anti aging or antioxidant creams as young as possible to get optimum results and put off aging for later! That doesn’t mean that all hope is lost if you didn’t take care of your skin before, but it means that you need to quickly sort out telltale signs of aging. The deeper the wrinkles, the harder to iron them out.
If you’re reading this and think that anti aging doesn’t apply to you because you have no or little signs of aging, pay attention! Start before aging and keep that beautiful skin of yours.
So there you have it… myths that you can now de-believe and start taking the necessary steps outlined in this article! Want an effective anti aging all in one cream? Check out our review on one of the best celebrity-endorsed treatments out there.
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