Aging is a progressive fact of life. There are many outside factors that can accelerate the visible signs of aging. Our skin is equipped to address the signs of aging to a certain degree. We are born with natural reserves. When these reserves are depleted, the skin can sag, become dehydrated and the tone and texture becomes uneven. The skin can take on an overall tired appearance.
Although wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin is one of the natural effects of aging, it is possible to fight these issues through skincare products in today’s market. Peptides are an important ingredient to look for. Peptides are amino acid compounds that consist of two or more amino acids that help build protein. They are absorbed quickly as they are recognized by the skin as building blocks. Peptides increase the production of collagen and elastin. They stop the degradation of enzymes that destroy collagen. Clinicals have shown that they will reduce wrinkles by up to 60%. Peptides help our skin to have that dewy, supple look of youth.
Argireline and matrixyl are important ingredients too. Argireline is a combination of six naturally occurring amino acids. They give a natural “botox-like” benefit to the skin by reducing the appearance of superficial lines and wrinkles. Obviously not as dramatic as botox but this is a natural, age fighting ingredient. Matrixyl is an alternative to retinol that may cause minor irritation much unlike what retinol can do to the skin. It promotes a smooth appearance and moisturizes the skin. Matrixyl is one of the most effective peptides in the market today that helps stimulate collagen.
Antioxidants are an important ingredient too. Pycnogenol inhibits free radicals from hurting our skin. The result of this ingredient is also a reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin in optimizing firmness and elasticity. Pycnogenol is 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E.
There have been major advances in skin care in the last 20 years. Certain products can truly deliver results. Turning back the hands of time is no longer just a saying. Obviously, plastic surgery will always be an option, however, wouldn’t it be in your best interests to use the best skin care products available to nurture your skin through life?