There are some things in life we assume work perfectly - Our coffee maker, airplanes, and batting your lashes when an officer pulls you over. However, there has been much skepticism around the concept of anti-aging ingredients. Are we really getting what we need out of our skin care routine?
Depending on certain factors like your genetics or how much time you crisped yourself on those hot summer days in your teens, your aging skin will reflect the choices you made, or even the ones you didn’t. How do we know that we are doing the best for our skin? What should we look for as consumers to ensure we are investing our money into a suitable product?
Here are some ingredients taken from Chatelaine’s article, and a few item suggestions, to help you on your path to skin enlightenment.
Alpha lipoic acid: Lipoic acid is an antioxidant compound involved in healthy blood sugar balance and insulin action. This dual action provides highly protective, anti-aging benefits for our skin by reducing the risk of glycation — the abnormal attachment of sugar to our skin cells causing wrinkling and aging.
Tea extracts: A 2003 study from the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University found that certain antioxidant compounds in white tea extract are effective in improving skin cell immunity and offering protection from the damaging effects of the sun. Evidently, a skin cream containing these tea extracts may offer potent anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits.
DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) boosts the production of acetylcholine, as well as a component of cell membranes, phosphatidylcholine. DMAE may be the first clinically proven agent to effectively combat facial sagging.
Vitamin C: Topical use of a product containing stabilized vitamin C can increase the production of collagen in the skin. It can also promote skin cell growth and aid in cell regeneration, which translates to younger-looking skin and improved firmness. The form of vitamin C used in your skin care products is important because it has the potential to become unstabilized, which leads to a potentially harmful source of free-radical stress. Ascorbyl–palmitate, the fat soluble form of vitamin C, appears to be the most beneficial and stable type for use in skin care products. It should be present in significant concentrations to boost collagen production in the skin.
So, remember that although some damage might have been done, there are ways to revive the elasticity of your skin with the help of the aforementioned ingredients.
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