The skin is the most exposed organ. And as such, it bears the brunt of a lot of damage. However, this damage isn’t only due to external damage. In fact, internal damage can do just as much harm – if not more. We all know that sun exposure, low humidity, pollution, and poor skin care habits can do a lot of damage. However, sometimes stress, your diet, genetics, and even medical conditions can wreak havoc on your skin.
No matter how the damage occurs, your skin conditions and aging can be treated. And some ingredients even have the ability to reverse damage, and thus, reverse aging. So if you suffer from wrinkles, dark circles, dark spots, puffiness, dullness, or loosening skin, you don’t have to resign yourself to it. You can start researching skin care by looking into products that have the following ingredients.
When researching anti-aging skin care, you’ll come across many products that claim to have collagen. However, not all collagen is created equally. Some types of collagen simply won’t do anything to your skin. This includes the cheaper collagen fragments. Other types, the whole collagen molecules, will quickly penetrate through the epidermis to restructure the skin and provide space for moisture.
Collagen is essential for young looking skin. And when you don’t have enough of it, your skin starts to sag, loosen, and wrinkle. We recommend always opting for products that contain high quality collagen or whole collagen molecules.
Hyaluronic Acid Benefits
Hyaluronic acid is one of those ingredients that we always recommend for those looking to reverse aging signs. In fact, it is known as “the fountain of youth” in some dermatologist circles – and for good reason. This clear substance is actually produced by your body naturally. And it’s found mainly in the skin, joints, and in the eye sockets. In the body, hyaluronic acid maintains collagen and elastin and increases moisture.
- Plumps, Brightens And Smooths Skin
- Hydrates Dry And Aged Skin
- Reduces Water Loss
- Erases Wrinkles And Fine Lines
- Deliver Nutrients To Damaged Tissues
Peptides are one of the most common ingredients in skin care products. Although your skin already contains peptides naturally, sometimes your skin needs an extra push. Peptides are known to keep your skin structure strong, while also plumping and firming the skin. When peptides appear on the skin, this stimulates your skin to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Peptides will help counteract all sorts of different aging signs. This includes wrinkles, discoloration, puffiness, dryness, and loosening skin. Because the presence of peptides stimulates both hyaluronic acid and collagen production, your skin will become firmer and more hydrated. Unfortunately, products that contain peptides are typically more expensive because they are difficult to create and maintain.
Some researchers would say it’s better to apply vitamin C topically that to consume it. That said, it’s important to distinguish the different types of vitamin C. Water soluble vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, and it’s found in nutritional supplements. Although it’s recommended to consume, using it as a topical agent is not advised. And it can, in fact, create a powerful free radical in the body.
Fat soluble vitamin C, also known as ester, is much better for the skin. And it’s one of the best ingredients you can use to fight signs of aging. Topical application of ester promotes antioxidant activity in the cells. Plus, it can stay in your skin cells, working continuously by regenerating vitamin E. In addition, vitamin C ester stimulates healthy cell growth, supporting collagen production and elastin maintenance.