The aging process is a natural phenomenon that happens to everyone. It occurs because of the way your cells and tissues grow, along with other internal changes that take place. While you cannot stop this process, there are now many anti-aging treatments that can help slow it down.

One of the best ways to slow down the aging process is by paying attention to your body. This includes eating a healthy diet full of natural foods, and by exercising and keeping your mobility functioning.

Aging is noticeable on your skin, especially in the facial area. This is why it is recommended that you use anti-aging creams. These types of creams come in all shapes and sizes, so be careful about what you purchase.  Always look for natural and herbal based creams and lotions.

One important note is that even a natural based cream could contain ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction. So if you have sensitive skin or a known allergy, read the ingredients label carefully. You may even want to consult with your doctor first.
Most anti-aging creams contain collagen and some will contain Vitamin E, these have both been shown to help reduce the signs of aging, especially wrinkles. Other ingredients you can expect to find listed include:

* Retinol
* Alpha Hydroxy Acids
* Coenzyme Q10
* Vitamin C

The sun is responsible for damaging your skin at a fast rate. This is why it is so important to wear sunscreen all the time. Even the winter sun can damage your skin. You do not have to wear a separate sunscreen for your face, these days it is possible to find plenty of anti-aging creams that contain sunscreen. This just helps add another layer of protection which helps slow down the signs of aging.

The reason we age is because our body stops producing as much collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep your skin firm. In addition our lifestyle habits help contribute to the signs of aging. This includes exposing your skin to harsh winds, cold temperatures and too much sun and smoking cigarettes.

Once you have damaged your skin you can use creams to help reduce the effects of aging, but you are not going to reverse them. Creams that contain antioxidants such as green tea and Vitamin E have been shown to be very helpful.
In order to slow down the aging process you need to take action before signs even show up. So start today by leading a healthy lifestyle and be conscious of what you are putting your body through.