Caring for aging skin not only requires a fix for wrinkles and age spots – but keeping the skin plump and bouncy.
As our complexion ages it starts to look like a deflated balloon................loosing elasticity and firmness.
It also begins to take on a dull, dry look. Fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable as do folds – especially in the lower face.
Not to mention all the underlying environmental damage we can't see unless we were to look at our skin under a black light.
So what's a good anti-aging routine? Well, of course a healthy life style (eating lots of veggies and fruits) and the daily use a sunscreen is important.
But the sad truth is no matter how healthy you are – your skin will naturally age due to the lose of collagen - which is responsible for holding it together and keeping it hydrated.
Without sufficient collagen the dermis cannot hold moisture.
While creams or serums cannot replace collagen, certain types of peptides have been known to help maintain skin moisture, plumpness and resilience.
There is a new generation of "designer peptides" that have demonstrated some pretty interesting scientific results.
Peptides are group of special amino acids that help prevent the damage and breakdown of essential components that keep our skin young…like collagen.
The National Institutes of Health funded several studies on the effectiveness of peptides for skin wound healing.
The studies showed that certain peptides can stimulate the body to produce more collagen - which is just what aging skin needs to act and look younger.
So what are the best anti-aging tips for you? Well, there isn’t just one that will work for everyone.
A lot of factors come into play here - like age, skin type, individual issues, life style habits, how much damaged has occurred..... and so on.
However, most people can benefit from facial exercises which are helpful for toning underlying muscles and providing a nice lift to the face.
It can also help provide much needed volume, which we loose with age due to natural fat loss in the face. A younger face tends to be more round and full, which naturally reflects light. Even pores are less visable when the face is fuller.
In addition to moisturizing the skin consider using an anti-wrinkle cream that not only moisturizes but also contains copper peptides.
Research indicates that over time, peptides can help improve aging skin appearance and make your complexion appear smoother and firmer.
In addition to the moisturizing and anti-wrinkle tips listed above – don’t forget basic skin tips that apply both to men and women.
Men's anti aging skin care is not really that different from women's. Here are some basic tips we should all follow......
Some researchers believe that certain chemical laden sunscreens can actually cause cancer! Click here Sunscreen Facts to read more.
Try to use a pH balanced cleanser which is gentle enough for aging skin without stripping essential oils or destroying the acid mantle – which protect the skin from damage and disorders. To learn more click here to read about the Best Facial Cleanser.
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