As we age, our skin becomes depleted of nourishment and hydration which leads to premature skin aging. Anti aging skin care products are formulated to renew and reclaim your youthful appearance.
Through a combination of hydration, protection with antioxidants, and anti wrinkle creams, lotions and moisturizers, you can take years off damaged skin.
Anti aging skin care begins with several fundamentals: diet, fitness and health, together with maintaining proper hydration for healthy cell membranes and a bit of scientific “know-how.” This will allow you to look years younger, slow or halt pre-mature aging, improve suppleness and smoothness, and somewhat “turn back the hands of time.”
Cleaning Your Skin
As simple as this may sound, many skin problems result from lack of proper cleansing. Clogged pores can cause skin rashes, rosacea, blackheads and whiteheads, and prevent the proper irrigation of pores. Dermal layers require adequate moisture and circulation; and nutrition can be hampered without proper cleansing.
As part of a daily skin care regimen, using a facial cleanser in the morning and at night before bed is recommended. Avoid cleansers with harsh surfactants that may irritate the skin – this only worsens the problem and may offset gains from products formulated to treat or protect.
Oily or dry skin may need special attention, but a good, deep cleaning, removing makeup and pat drying are the first best steps towards protecting your skin from aging quicker than you would like.
Hydrating Your Skin
You have probably heard by now that our bodies are made-up in large part of water. Water is the primary component of skin cells, so it holds true that proper hydration is important. Moisture content directly effects healthy cell maturation and development, while improving circulation and delivery of nutrients.
Maintaining adequate levels of bodily fluids is a must. As the doctor says, drink plenty of fluids and avoid liquids high in caffeine and sugar. Caffeine is a diuretic that acts to deplete fluids and sugar is known to increase metabolism, both flushing nutrients and reducing fluid levels.
Wrinkle treatment comes primarily in the form of wrinkle creams formulated to reduce the density and depth of wrinkles. Many provide added hydration that acts to reinforce and provide nutrients to cell membranes – improving the skin’s health, while improving healthy cell rejuvenation.
Argireline and Matrixyl are two of the most commonly used active ingredients. These peptide compounds act similar to BOTOX in that they relax facial tissue – smoothing wrinkled skin and eliminating fine lines. Many are somewhat temporary in nature, though consistent use will aid to further prevent wrinkles.
Common in anti wrinkle eye and face cream, Argireline and Matrixyl are also effective for use on the neck and on the chest. Hyaluronic Acid is also useful in wrinkle treatment. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. It helps cells retain moisture and acts to plump and smooth. Used as an active ingredient in wrinkle creams, it has a cumulative effect in relaxing and smoothing wrinkles.
Free-radicals, produced from naturally occurring oxidization, destroy cells – and are especially fond of skin cells. Free-radicals, in a nut shell, lead to premature skin aging and can be accelerated if you smoke or are overexposed to the sun. Using an antioxidant as part of your anti aging program is a great step toward attacking and neutralizing free radicals.
Antioxidants are common in many fruits and vegetables – in particular, Green Tea, Idebenone and coffee. All three have found themselves as popular ingredients in anti aging skin care. Green Tea in particular is promoted in consumables (tea), moisturizers, and topical serum applications.
Anti aging is a goal we all have and can be effectively dealt with using by using an anti aging skin care regimen. The reduction or elimination of wrinkles, smoother, softer clear skin, and protection with antioxidant products, is possible with the right skin care products.
Though it’s a lot to consider, a skin care regimen focused on cleansing, moisturizing, and treating will give you substantial short-term and long-term benefits.