Secrets To Keeping Skin Youthful
Anti Aging Product That Really Work
Article By Sharon Stajda
What's the secret to the younger looking skin, and is there really any anti-aging products that truly work? Let's explore anti-aging skin products.
After doing some research on facial skin, and problems that occur with aging, I came up with a number of standout mistakes most of us make when it comes to skincare, and choosing skin care products. The number one problem was that we may not be using skin care products for our age, and we may not be using a given product correctly. Not saying that we as consumers don't read labels, because most of us do. However, it's my opinion that many skin care labels just don't provide enough information on how to properly apply the product.
I put this article together in hopes of providing some useful information about skin and using skin care products properly. I had a talk with my dermatologist, and with his good advice, I believe I have learned how to use anti-aging products in a much more beneficial way.
This article provides information on basic skin care, as well as how to use anti-aging skin care products. We all know there are tons of anti-aging products on the market today. I will be concentrating on the most tried and true products. Products that have good results in stopping the progress of aging skin. Products that contain retinoids, sunscreens, antioxidants, and peptides.
It's Important To Know Your Skins Problem Areas
It is so important before you consider what anti-aging products to buy, and use on your skin, that you know your skin. Skin changes occur due to many factors. As we age skin can become thinner, hormones changes bring about many changes from the time of puberty, to old age. Are you one that has sensitive skin, or acne? Is your skin oily or very dry? Are you dealing with wrinkles, discoloration, perhaps you have patches of redness.
The point, get to know your skin before you shop for any skin care product. Once you know your skin type you will be able to seek out skin care products that will help you get the desired skin you crave.
Did You Know Skin Absorbs 64% Of What's Applied?
Free Radicals Cause Skin Damage
Skin aging is most often due to environmental attack by free radicals. Free radicals attack healthy skin at the cellular level, which over time results in the appearance of dull, dry damaged skin. and wrinkles Scientific research has shown that antioxidants when topically applied to the skin can help in the fight against environmental free radicals, and combat the damage they leave behind.
Most of us love to enjoy the sunshine on our face, it feels great, but is it healthy? No, it's not... Sun rays can do irreparable damage to our facial skin, and cause lines and wrinkles, as well as skin cancer.
The sun's ultraviolet rays(UVA and UVB rays), are actually present all year round, no matter the what climate you live in the sun is proven to play a significant role in "photodamage" also known as premature skin aging. The suns premature damage can include signs of thickness, leathery texture, wrinkles, discoloration(freckles), and can also decrease firmness and change the tone of the skin.
Protect your facial skin daily by using products that contain a good amount of sun protection factor (SPF). Actually, it's very easy to find facial products that contain SPF. From Moisturizing creams, lotions, to makeup foundations. Most cosmetic companies are adding SPF to their facial products, to ensure the recipients of their product's, that they are protected from the sun's harmful rays. When buying a skin product make sure to buy products that have added a good sunscreen. Start young, and make sure your skin is protected against the sun's damaging rays. If you are older, it's never too late to start using sunscreen and prevent further skin damage.
Crimes Against Skin
The three biggest crimes against Facial Skin are...
Over - touching!
Over - washing!
Benefits Of Using Vitamins On Your Skin
Vitamins such as C Esters, E, and A, are powerful antioxidants and are potent anti-aging fighters. The above vitamins can aid in destroying free radical and are neutralizing due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C, E, and A can lead to less inflammation, hence less damage from inflammation. By decreasing shin trauma you have a better chance to have a more youthful looking skin.
Vitamin C along with its high levels of antioxidants, not only fights damage from free radicals but also is very important when it comes to the production of the skin's cellular production of collagen. Collagen is one of the elements that support the skin's texture and firmness. Vitamin C also has a brightening effect, which gives a more even looking tone to the skin. One more positive result of using vitamin C, it can help naturally exfoliate the skin and can provide a smoother appearance by diminishing fine lines.
Vitamin A Helps Diminish Deep Wrinkles
Vitamin A is well known for its ability to help diminish the depth of wrinkles. It also has an anti-inflammatory action. Vitamin A can actively puff up the skin, by naturally attracting moisture to the area it's topically applied to. A healthy moisture level in the skin, aids in keeping the skin well hydrated, and helps continually by flush out nasty impurities. This puffing action also stands to decrease the look of deep wrinkles. Leaving the skin looking firmer, and younger.
Vitamin E Great For Fading Scars
Vitamin E is well known for its antioxidant capabilities. Vitamin E has also been shown to have a variety of great skin benefits. Studies show that vitamin E can help decrease the effects of psoriasis, erythema, and may even help in reducing the risk of skin cancer. Vitamin E is also known to significantly help in the reduction of scarring.
Don't Feel It's To Late For Your Skin
It's never too late to improve your skin! Start a good skin regime in your teens, and you will have a better chance at having younger skin as you age.
Always apply a good sunscreen on any exposed skin when you will be exposed to the sun. Develop a good cleansing regime, and use a nightly moisturizer. If prone to break out, clean the face twice a day with a glycolic cleanser, and treat acne if needed.
In a woman's 30's start to use products that will aid in collagen production. As one age collagen cells don't work as hard, and you don't want any laps of collagen production. Use a good moisturizer that aids in binding moisture to the skin, this will prevent lines from forming.
When one reaches 40's time to start using peptides to further enhance the collagen production at the skins cellular level. Collagen can provide a firmer smoothe younger look to the skin. To Deal with lines and wrinkles, there is nothing better than Retinol to decrease lines and wrinkles, as well as age spots and sun damage. It is very important to learn how to apply Retinol products before starting a regime. Follow product instructions, and don't over apply. Retinols if used incorrectly can cause redness and extreme peeling if not used properly.
Keep In Mind There Are Produces For Day And Products For Night
When it comes to skin care products studies show that different products should be applied at different times of the day. If applied properly, and at the time of day they are made for, the ingredients will absorb, and give the best results.
Antioxidants should be applied in the morning when they are most needed. Antioxidants will work throughout the day to protect and nourish the skin against environmental agents that can damage the skin. It is also proven that antioxidants will enhance sunscreen products twofold, this alone certainly acts to better protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays.
At night the skin is ready to rest, clean of contaminants, and ready to have any nighttime skin products applied. Night time products can include Retinol, peptides, glycolic acid, collagen builders, vitamin C, and other vitamins that act to exfoliate the skin while one sleeps. As you sleep any and all of the mentioned ingredients here, will absorb, and work to give you a better younger skin as you sleep. The night time is when dead skin cells slough, and are shed. Studies show that cosmetic get in the way of the above-mentioned ingredients, and stop them from being as effective. So, next time you buy a night creams make sure you use it on a cleansed skin and use it at night.
- 1 tablespoon of buttermilk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Great mask for dry skin.
- You should give this on e a try It works.
- Mask for Dry Skin
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl,mix well, apply to face and neck. Keep on 20 minutes wash off with warm water. You won't believe how hydrated your face feels.
Face Need A Bit Of Firming? Try This Mask
This Firming Facial Mask gives nice results. It's not a face lift, but it firms wonderfully in a pinch.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores).
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Mix wet ingredient and then add flour slowly just enough to make a paste.
- Apply by Smoothing mixture over the face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Wonderful Facial Cleanser
Its Great For Dry Skin
- 2 tablespoons of dried oats
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Facial cleanser for very dry skin. Combine 2 tablespoons of dried oats and 2 tablespoons of honey blend in food processor or blender. Great daily facial cleanser. Keeps in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.