A DMAE cream is an anti-aging cream that contains dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) as its main ingredient. This substance is naturally produced in the brain, and can also be found in sardines and anchovies. It has been proven to have a number of health benefits.
For one, DMAE can counter depression, thereby working as a mood enhancer. Studies show that it can also give patients better sleep. It is best known, though, for its effects in the cognitive area, such as improving learning, short-term memory and concentration and treating cognitive disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Indeed, DMAE can slow down the aging of a person’s mental abilities, but the question is: can it also slow down aging for the skin?
Recent studies show that DMAE does indeed have some skin benefits. It can tighten and firm skin, keeping it from sagging, and can even firm up the muscles underneath by increasing the production of acetylcholine. It also prevents arachidonic acid and lipofuscin from being produced inside the body, which are substances that contribute to the formation of wrinkles and the entire aging process.
All these make DMAE a promising anti-aging ingredient and some of those who have used it say it is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially on the forehead and eye area, and can add volume to the lips, as well. The results are noticeable but not dramatic enough to earn DMAE creams the nickname ‘facelift in a jar’ and also take weeks to manifest, though they become more evident with continuous usage.
Before you try using a DMAE cream to banish your wrinkles, though, you should also be aware of the fact that there are doubts regarding its safety. Because DMAE is a naturally occurring substance, many say that it is safe enough. However, you should note that the brain actually produces DMAE in only small amounts and too much DMAE can irritate your skin and put your health at risk.
This said, you should ask your doctor first before using a product containing DMAE. Also, you should be careful to buy DMAE products only from reputable skin care companies. If you are making your own DMAE cream, which you can do by buying a DMAE capsule and pouring its contents into a jar with other skin care ingredients like fruit extracts and natural oils, make sure you put just the right concentration.
Of course, you can also just go with wrinkle creams that contain ingredients that are not potentially harmful, some of which may prove even more effective. Argireline, Matrixyl and Ubiquinone, for example, are proven to get rid of wrinkles in a short amount of time and are considered safe for the skin.
No matter what anti-aging product you use, though, whether it’s a DMAE cream or any other, in order to truly get rid of wrinkles, you should combine its application with a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle, as well as good skin care habits. Only then can you have a good chance of slowing down aging and looking younger longer.