As the years go by, skin loses its natural elasticity and suppleness. Levels of elastin and collagen begin to drop or change, causing the skin to become less flexible. Over time, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form on the surface of the skin. These can become more pronounced due to the skin becoming thinner. Dark age spots can appear and skin tone can become patchy and uneven. Dark circles and sagging skin can form under the eyes, giving a permanently tired appearance.
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You can help your skin to retain its youthful radiance and vitality by including anti-aging serums and lotions in your daily skin care regimen. These serums and lotions contain a variety of potent, anti-aging ingredients that can boost the texture and appearance of mature skin.
The Dermatologist skin care collection includes products formulated with Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including glycolic acid and lactic acid, which help to refine aging skin. AHAs stimulate the turnover of skin cells. They slough away older cells and reveal the fresh, new epidermis underneath. AHAs also trigger collagen and elastin production, helping to replenish the supplies lost through the natural aging process. Lactic acid also helps to hydrate the skin. As a humectant, it can pull moisture from the environment and retain it in the epidermis.
Free radicals are one cause of skin aging. They occur when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light or environmental pollution. They can also be a by-product of the skin’s natural metabolic functions. Free radicals lack an electron. They scavenge an electron from otherwise healthy molecules, causing a chain reaction that can damage skin at the cellular level. Antioxidants can help to repair the damage caused by free radicals. Potent antioxidants include vitamins C and E and coenzyme Q10.
Peptides are commonly found in anti-aging products. They work within the epidermis to stimulate the production of collagen production. In addition, a neuropeptide known as Argireline interferes with the biochemical pathways that send signals from the nerve endings to the muscles. When applied topically to the face, Argireline is then theorized to reduce the activity of facial muscles that contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that has been shown to stop enzymes breaking down collagen in the skin. It can also boost the body’s synthesis of collagen, helping to keep skin looking and feeling firm and supple.
If you prefer to use organic, botanical or natural skin care products, you can still achieve amazing, anti-aging results. Enzymes derived from fruit and vegetables, including pineapple, pumpkin and papaya, can refine and retexture the appearance of mature skin. Nature provides a range of powerful antioxidants, including goji berries and green tea, which are thought to benefit mature skin.
As your skin ages, you may find that its needs change. Mature complexions can become dryer or prone to acne breakouts triggered by hormonal activity. If you find that your current skin care routine ceases to be effective, it may be time to try something new. By introducing an anti-aging product into your beauty routine, you can help to support the changing needs of your skin.
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