19.05.2012 27.Ijar. 5772 Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer
Is there any truth to advertisements selling anti-aging products?
I am a 73-year-old woman. I would like to find out if all the fantastic claims in advertisements for facial creams and serums really can make mature skin look younger by removing wrinkles. Also, what is the professional opinion of dermatologists about using products that contain Retin-A or retinol? – E.T., Netanya.
Veteran Jerusalem dermatologist Dr. Julian Schamroth replies:
Aging of the skin – which manifests itself as wrinkles, pigmentation, loss of elasticity and thinning of the skin – is due to many factors, including genetics, many years of sun exposure, the effects of gravity, and smoking.
Although there is often some overlap, cosmetic products generally fall into one of five distinct groups: cleansers, makeup, moisturizers, protection and “antiaging”….