Guide To Anti-aging Medicine

by Masni Rizal Mansor

Anti-aging medicine has been around for a long time. Lately, however, advances in modern medicine have greatly contributed to this popular field of medicine and several new products and services are available to the general public to help slow the signs of aging and help people cope with the prospect of getting older in a better, healthier way. Anti-aging medicine has certainly come a long way since the miracle drugs and serums of the past, yet those products still exist and people are still buying them.

Advanced Medicine

With medicine as advanced as it is, there is really no good reason to buy a bill of goods that tells you that there are miracle cures and serums to the process of aging. Aging is natural, healthy, and normal for all people. The one thing we, as a human race, have in common is aging. Fighting aging is a normal desire, but it should be considered with a grain of salt and most of all, a moderate attitude as overdoing it is generally harmful and may do more to speed up the process of aging then doing nothing at all.

A broad definition of anti-aging according to most health professionals is anything done to slow or impede the process of getting older. This includes exercising, eating right, and taking medications as well as applying topical solutions and ingesting miracle drugs. The spectrum is broad; there is a normal healthy way to go about it and an illogical way to attempt to fight aging. In the end, the effects of aging are insurmountable and unavoidable.


Good hygiene and taking good care of your body and being safe are the most effective and time-honored methods of anti-aging. The best anti-aging medicine is your own good common sense. Diet, exercise, and stress reducing techniques are also critical to any anti-aging process. Keeping yourself healthy throughout the span of your life is one of the best things you can do to preserve a good standard of living and a healthy life overall.

Anti-aging medicine in a practical sense involves the use of hormone therapy. Basically, youthful hormones replace the older hormones and produce a rejuvenating effect on the body’s cellular compounds. The process can also involve various antioxidants which help the skin to breathe better and reverse the degeneration of skin cells, helping the prevention of wrinkles and other skin problems that come with age. Hormone therapy is just the tip of the iceberg, however, in terms of what anti-aging medicine is available to you!

Lotions vs. Skin Care Creams

There is no dearth of skin care creams and lotions on the market. Name an ailment, and you will find hundreds of skin care creams, lotions and other products for it. As a result of ongoing research and due to ever increasing demand, the number of skin care products seems to be on the increase. Skin care lotions and skin care creams are the most popular forms in which these products are available, and there always seems to be a debate on which form is better.

Well, there is no definitive answer to this. It seems more like a matter of personal choice. However, greasy creams are surely less popular as compared to the non-greasy (or less greasy) ones. Since the application of skin care creams is easier, they seem to be preferred (over lotions) in cases where the skin care product is not to be removed immediately after application. So, skin care creams seem more popular as moisturizers than as cleansers or toners. For toners, lotions seem to be preferred over skin care creams. There are some skin care creams that act as toners too, but generally the toners are available in liquid form only. For cleansing, lotions and skin care creams are equally popular; however, the tilt seems more towards lotions.

Creams are known to be most effective in keeping skin moist; hence, the most popular form of skin care creams is moisturizers. Due to the same reason, a lot of people tend to associate skin care creams with dry and sensitive skin. Though it is true to a certain extent, skin care creams are not used only for dry skin, they are also used for making products for oily skin e.g. vitamin A creams and sulphur creams that help reduce the rate of sebum production.

Skin care creams are also used for products that cater to skin disorders especially for disorders that require the application of product over a small localized area. This is again due to the fact that skin care creams are easier to apply (without waste) on the affected area. However, in cases where skin needs to be washed using a medicine/product, lotion is a better choice. Mostly, the manufacturers realize this fact, making it easier for you to choose between a lotion and a skin care cream

Eye creams and anti-aging creams are other examples where skin care cream is preferred over its lotion counterpart.

Whatever your choice is (cream or lotion), knowing how to use it effectively is more important than anything else