The website of the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD) has a wealth of free information regarding the skin, skin care, signs and symptoms of skin conditions and diseases. There are sections that address anti-aging concerns, explain the benefits and side effects of medications for skin problems, outline the dangers of sun exposure, and advise new parents of ways to protect the skin of infants.
The information is accurate, interesting, and easy to understand. Trends in the industry, new procedures, and the latest information regarding what ingredients effectively fight the signs of aging are just a few reasons why skin care experts visit this helpful site. It is also a way for experts to view another perspective about how professionals perceive products in general.
Educating the General Public
One goal of the site is to educate the public about skin care and skin care products. One section, for example, explains what marketing terms mean on labels and what to really look for when comparing products. Non-comedogenic is a term that simply means the product will not cause acne. Hypoallergenic does not mean the product is free of all allergens. It means the risk of any type of reaction is minimal. That makes a significant difference to people with sensitive skin.
Most customers operate under the impression that when the words “Clinically Proven” appear on packaging, the product has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They also assume clinical trials have been conducted as the product was researched and developed. The term “Clinically Proven” only means the product was given to a group of customers to try prior to marketing the product.
What to Expect
Anti-aging products will have mild to moderate effects on the signs of aging over time. These products will not work overnight, and will not make skin look twenty years younger. Dramatic and instant results can only be accomplished via plastic surgery. Realistic expectations will prevent disappointment in products.
That does mean customers should spend money on an ineffective product. Give any new product at least one-month before expecting to see results. Maximum results are achieved over time and continuous use. Be patient, do not spend a small fortune, and do not expect miracles.