What are the secrets to anti-aging? We can gain the effect of anti-aging in light of modern science. Often, with proper dieting (for example, lose weight, exercise, get fit and healthy body… ) and use of skin care treatments, we can turn back the clock in the natural way with some fantastic products available in both health and cosmetic markets. In addition to maintaining healthy living life style, most important influences come from what we eat and what we apply in our skin care regimen.
This article discusses how we can look young and radiant via proper skin care. Natural skin care products, containing botanical extracts, are gentler to our skin; whereas some chemical ingredients may cause irritation of our skin. In nature, there are plants containing abundant antioxidants that can help repair cellular damage (cellular damage can cause premature aging). These antioxidants can protect our skin; render skin being less vulnerable to possible future damage. So, how can we use the antioxidants to our advantage?
The secret is not in just one particular product. The secrets are in how we strategically maintain healthy dieting, exercise, and select powerful antioxidants in our skin care regime. This unique method vitalizes our bodies, enables us to stay healthy and consequently slows down the aging effect caused by our daily stress, fatigue, environmental pollutants, free radicals, etc…
Want to know the secret in anti-aging skin care? Combine and incorporate the following elements in our daily skin care regimen.
- Protect from UV Light
- Cleanse and Exfoliate Skin
- Enhance Collagen
- Hydrate Skin
- Protect with Antioxidants
Protect from UV Light – It is important to fight against premature skin aging caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Sun cream with SPF 18+ is a good choice to protect skin from harmful UV light.
Cleanse and Exfoliate Skin – Cleansing is the first step in a skin care regimen. Use a good cleanser to cleanse and exfoliate. The cleansing ritual helps to remove damaged and old skin. There are many types of cleansers are available in the market; examples are bars, creams, foaming, and gels for dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types. Use exfoliating products and toners to remove additional dead skin cells. Exfoliation is one of the common methods used to diminish signs of skin damage. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage skin. Apply natural ingredients that are less abrasive to skin and can gently remove layer of damaged and dead skin.
Enhance Collagen – Collagen fights lines and wrinkles. Collagen is a group of natural proteins commonly found in the connective tissues of mammals. Collagen together with soft keratin constitutes the strength and elasticity of our skin. As we age, collagen diminishes each year resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin which are perceived as signs of aging. The degradation of collagen can also lead to skin wrinkles. Collagen has been widely used in the cosmetic and burns surgeries. In cosmetic industry hydrolyzed collagen, acting as a product texture conditioner and moisturizer, can be found in topical creams.
Hydrate Skin – After cleansing, it is important to apply moisturizer. Use fast penetrating non-greasy cream to get softer and smoother skin. Use lotions and gels for oily skin, creams for dry skin.
Protect with Antioxidants – Resveratrol is a kind of powerful natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes, berries, tea, and giant knotweed, etc… The anti-aging mainstream claims that resveratrol has strong anti-aging effect when it is combined with other anti-aging products; it can rejuvenate and enhance glowing of our skin. When resveratrol is used with anti-aging oil, amazing effect can happen to wrinkles. Resveratrol as dietary supplements are available in powder, shake, and capsule forms. There are also patented formulas of ProResveratrol and ParElastyl that offer firming, anti-sagging, and anti-wrinkle benefit. These resveratrol anti-aging treatments may help tackle the signs of aging in our daily lives.
There are good anti-aging products that can team up with resveratrol, for example, anti-aging day cream with SPF18, anti-aging serum (made of CoQ10, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D), and anti-aging eye cream, etc… and more. Eye cream is formulated to reduce the dark circles and puffiness under eyes as well as fine lines. To get the best results from anti-aging treatments, we can select from many good products available in the cosmetic industry for our skin care.
Although it is a matter of opinion, to our best benefit, the ingredients in the products we choose should be all natural. Synthetic ingredients may not work the same way the natural ingredients do to our skin. So we want to keep off the synthetic products. For example, parabens are in a class of chemical that are commonly used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceuticals industries. Long term application of products containing such ingredient may eventually affect our overall health.