Antiaging Skin Care, You Only Have One Skin!
Yes, wrinkles can be delayed with the right antiaging skin care treatment. And it will not cost you a fortune. There are two basic types of aging skin. Natural or chronological aging will happen to everyone and is based on our genes.
Premature aging is mostly preventable and is caused by the environment. The biggest cause of premature skin aging is the sun, the second is lifestyle factors.
Nowadays – more than ever before – there are ways of preserving our mature skin and keeping our youthful looks into middle and even old age. And if the ravages of time are already showing up, well take heart! Some of the damage can be reversed with antiaging skincare treatment, without resorting to surgery and without taking out a second mortgage! Pretty exciting? Well read on…
Antiaging skin care – prevention
Over time skin gradually loses its elasticity and dries out. It also becomes thinner as it gradually loses the subcutaneous fat layer under the surface. Added to that, older skin will take almost double the time to renew itself – around five to six weeks – as young skin. Oh, and did I mention gravity? Yes it all sounds pretty inevitable, but a lot of it can be prevented!
The best single thing we can do to help prevent our skin aging fast is to use a sunblock or sunscreen on all our exposed skin, but most importantly on our face.
Pretty much all premature aging (photo-aging) can be attributed to the sun which further dries the skin, causes pigmentation and damages the connective tissues, collagen and elastin, which give skin it’s elasticity and suppleness. Collagen and elastin are located in the dermis, and can become damaged and twisted by the ultra violet rays of the sun.
These UV rays (especially UVA) can penetrate right through the epidermis and cause structural changes to these fibers. The damage can begin occurring even after only a few minutes of exposure.
Another way in which UV exposure can damage skin is the formation of free radicals which can damage cellular function.
So it’s vital to take sensible precautions like wearing a hat outdoors and wearing a good sun block with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15+ as part of our antiaging skin care routine.
That will keep your facial skin healthy every day and dramatically slow the damage. Like the rest of the human body, the skin will attempt to repair and regenerate itself, but only if the outside damage is minimized and only if the body is provided with optimum nutrition and enough sleep.
Natural antiaging skin care product
Make sure any product you apply before bed is designed especially for aging skin and is going to feed the skin with the moisture and nutrients it needs to help it repair itself overnight. This is the perfect time for the skin to regenerate while the body is at rest. A good anti aging skin cream is be manufactured from natural ingredients and doesn’t contain mineral oils which will sit on the skin’s surface. While this does form a protection barrier, it’s useless at night when the skin needs to regenerate and breathe!
Wrinkle Raiders facial anti aging moisturizer is a natural facial moisturizer which contains DMAE, Alpha Lipoic acid, Co-Enzyme Q10 and all-natural skin nutrients.
The only solution to completely eliminate deep wrinkles is to have laser treatments or maybe a chemical peel (and stay out of the sun!) Deep wrinkles can’t be erased any other way but there is a way to soften their appearance and make them less noticeable.
Don’t forget your eyes! This is where the first wrinkles can appear. Keep the skin around your eyes smooth and wrinkle free.
Perfection anti-aging eye cream gel smooths away wrinkles and tones the skin around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive
Aging Skin and Stress
Another factor which can dramatically speed up aging skin – in fact aging of the whole body – is stress. Stress puts a tremendous strain on the body. The adrenal glands produce stress hormones among which are adrenalin and cortisol. Adrenalin puts the body in a state of “fight or flight” which takes blood supply from the skin and sends it to the muscles.
Cortisol, while necessary in small quantities can cause accelerated aging and weight gain in excess amounts. If your job is very stressful, see if you can find a relaxing hobby you can do after hours or on weekends.
Exercise is very good for reducing stress and also for increasing the blood supply to the skin. It doesn’t have to be too vigorous, take yourself out for a walk, climb stairs instead of taking the lift or try getting off the bus or train at an earlier stop and walk the extra distance. You’ll feel terrific, look heaps better, and lose weight into the bargain!
Last, but certainly not least the foods we eat directly affect the way our skin ages. Eating the right diet can slow aging significantly. Healthy eating is a vital part of antiaging skin care.
If wrinkles are a major problem and you really don’t want to have laser resurfacing or a chemical peel, then Retin A may be the answer. Originally approved for the treatment of acne, it was soon discovered that Retin A also diminishes wrinkles with continuous use and is now a recognized aging care for skin treatment. If you can handle a bit of irritation to the skin on your face, this might just be for you!
So don’t despair, I hope this information has helped you to realize that there are many things we can do about aging skin. Why not start right now on your chosen antiaging skin care routine and see the difference in a few weeks!