A skin firming neck and face cream that works will have ingredients mostly from plants along with other natural compounds. Much of the skin care lines that are promoted are usually not effective and could even be harmful to your skin in the long run.
One of the biggest offenders found in skin firming cream is petrolatum. Petrolatum, also known as, petroleum jelly is commonly used in just about everything. It is really a by-product from crude oil. When used on the skin it has a ‘clogging’ nature to the pores. Just because it feels good doesn’t mean it is.
Petrolatum is usually concealed as mineral oil which sounds very healthful. Liquid petrolatum is mineral oil. It and other petroleum products have been suspected as having cancer connections. Don’t use it if all possible. There are safe alternatives.
One of the best ingredients for skin firming neck and face creams is grape seed oil. It is a very good antioxidant that fights free radicals in skin cells. Avocado oil is another good ingredient to use especially at bedtime. Avocado oil is somewhat too heavy for daytime application so it is best used at night.
The ability to increase the firming of skin is important for a skin moisturizer to be effective. What this will do is make the skin tighter for that younger look.
Protein helps grow new skin. So it must be increased. However, as skin ages it doesn’t renew like it used to. Proper nutrition certainly is the answer. The body skin needs nutrition inside and outside. So taking a good quality supplement, including fish oil, (Hoki fish oil is excellent) and applying a quality skin firming cream really works well.
Harmful Products Are Everywhere
Unfortunately, I found many skin care products that were just plain harmful and a waste of money. Many have well known names seen on TV and in department store cosmetic sections. The problem is mostly that they are made of synthetic ingredients that have allergens in the compound. To be on the safe side it probably is best to avoid using over the counter products.
The one potentially harmful ingredient that was quite abundant was PARABEN. This is a preservative that manufacturers use for longer shelf life. Parabens have been found in breast cancer patients. So paraben is under suspicion but still used in many products. Read the label. Any product that has the name paraben should also be not used on your skin.
Make Better Choices
Vitamin E is a preservative that is natural and safe. You will find it in quality skin firming face and neck creams. It should be natural vitamin E not synthetic. Ask the manufacturer which one they use. Combine vitamin E with grape seed extract and you have a very powerfully effective facial and neck cream.
Another Skin Care Danger
Fragrances are used quite commonly used in many products. A fragrance is never defined by skin care producers; they are not required by law to do so, so they don’t. But as it is many people are very sensitive to some fragrances. The ingredients in the fragrance are usually some concoction of chemicals to make the skin product smell good. But in fact the “smell” good can do you harm.
Fragrances often cause some people to have sneezing bouts, itchy throats and watery eyes. Around the face, neck and eyes is no place for something that will cause irritation. Avoid fragrances. Who knows what they really are doing to us. Again, read the label. Protect your health. Avoid parabens, fragrances and over the counter type products.
The best skin firming face and neck cream should have not one drop of parabens nor fragrances. It should contain real natural ingredients not synthetic ones. I hope this brief article has given you some food for thought on selecting safe skin care products especially neck and face firming creams. For more information see my website for the skin care line that is really safe and natural. And Works Extremely Well. – Margaret Bell
Please visit http://www.AHealthyRadiantSkin.com for Margaret’s recommended Skin Cream for Neck and Face Firming for men and women. A free Health Newsletter is available.