The natural conditions of day-to-day life tend to be quite straining on our bodies. Fear of getting old is now even more justified, since these conditions can lead to a speeding up in the natural aging process.
Simple steps can be taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen:
  • Managing to get all the necessary rest for your body.
  • Eating healthier food.
  • Cutting back on drinking and smoking.
  • Proper exercise.
  • Better hydration.
  • Reducing stress levels.
All these things can help in our quest to stay healthy, fit and young-looking for a longer period of our life. But as we grow older, cells begin to deteriorate and take longer time to regenerate or replenish. There are natural substances in your body that will help prevent this process, but they also deteriorate in time and are no longer produced in sufficient quantities for them to have an effect. As such, cosmetic companies have synthesized them in anti-aging skincare products, wrinkle creams and moisturizers meant to help you fight back against this visible signs of aging.
Retinol is one of the main ingredients in anti aging creams. It is a vitamin compound with antioxidant effects, the first to be used as component in non-prescription anti-wrinkle creams. In the proper concentration, it can help reduce subtle lines and pore size.
Hydroxy acids are an important ingredient in exfoliation lotions, since they break the bonds that tie to the skin the dead cells, thus helping with the skin renewal. Always remember, though, that you will need to use sunscreen after using exfoliating products, since the use of this acids leave your new skin more susceptible to sun damage.
Copper Peptides are trace minerals found in all cells and are considerably important. Their role is in healing wounds, stimulate the production of collagen, increase the antioxidant action.
Co-enzyme Q10 is a compound whose role is to regulate the energy production within the cells and also has sunscreen properties.
Kinetin is a factor in plant growth which was shown to have a positive effect in improving the appearance of wrinkles; it helps the skin retain moisture and also aids in the stimulation of collagen production.
Green tea extracts are a common ingredient now in anti-aging products, due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties can also be found within Oolong tea and black tea.
Learning how to properly care for our bodies and using the right skincare products will ensure younger looking and healthier skin.