Skin Care Regimen, Step 5: Anti-Aging Products
Is anyone ever too young to start using anti-aging products? Anti-aging products are the most recently developed and innovative addition to the skin care lineup. Deciding which one is right for you can be difficult, so here are some of the more common ones and most effective:
Coenzyme Q10 is a product that has been linked to many skin care benefits. This includes the ability to block free radicals, protecting your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, while simultaneously keeping the skin moist. Free radicals are charged oxygen molecules that are seeking electrons to balance themselves; they typically find these on collagen, elastin and other components of our skin cells. Free radicals damage and break the structures of these components, leading to skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinol is another compound that can help prevent and reduce wrinkles. Retinol is part of the Vitamin A family. It works as both an antioxidants to protect your body from toxins, allowing the skin to repair any damage already inflicted. Vitamin A’s also help turn over the skin, exfoliating it naturally, and also help stimulate collagne production in the deeper layers.
Green tea extract is an all-natural and common ingredient in many anti-aging skin products, especially organic ones. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities. Are you seeing a trend here?
Kinetin is a lesser known ingredient in anti-aging creams. It is a plant growth factor, and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also an antioxidant, of course. It can even help reduce uneven pigmentation. It’s also great for retaining skin’s moisture.
Copper peptides are another innovative way to enhance your skin’s appearance. Copper is directly involved in skin healing and these peptides work to to strengthen the skin and expedite the skin’s production of collagen.
Overall, it’s easy to see what your skin needs– antioxidants! Perhaps antioxidants are actually the elusive fountain of youth. And lucky for us, we can find them in a variety anti-aging preparations, prepackaged and ready for our use.