Sunday, December 2, 2007

Skin Care And Wrinkles

As a person ages, skin care takes on a whole new design. Now, we’re suddenly concerned about fighting wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet, among others. Skin starts to lose the elasticity it once had. The inner layer of skin starts to thin, and fat cells underneath the skin begin to diminish. Wounds are slower to heal, because the skin’s ability to repair itself begins to slow down. Additional factors cause the skin to wrinkle and wear out, as well.

Excessive exposure to sunlight causes the breakdown of collagen in the skin, and UV radiation contributes to the release of damaging free radicals, degrading connective tissue. So, all that sun bathing you did as a teenager will catch up to you in your later years! Cigarette smoking is also one of the worst things you can do, because it diminishes the level of estrogen in women to cause dryness and disintegration of the skin. It also reduces circulation to the skin, and compromises skins ability to fight of damaging free radicals. Doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? As well it shouldn’t. In addition to this, rapid weight loss and heredity can play an important role in the formation of wrinkles.

In order for skin to dry out and fine lines to develop, the skin need only be poorly moisturized. That is why it’s important to moisturize daily in an effort to fend off the signs of aging. The older you get, the more wrinkles will appear; however, it is possible to slow down and minimize the damage by taking very good care of your skin NOW, rather than waiting until it’s too late to make a significant improvement.

Thankfully, there are some promising treatments for skin that is aging. For example, Argireline (toted as the safer alternative to Botox) works to reduce facial tension, with all natural ingredients. Meaning, you don’t need a prescription for it! In addition to relaxing facial muscles, Argireline works to slow down the degeneration of collagen and elastin, which diminishes naturally with age. Dermox SRC is another wrinkle product, designed as a serum to treat wrinkles and restore the surface of the skin. Not all products are right for everyone, however so keep that in mind when choosing an anti-aging skin care product. You may have to try several before you find the right fit for you.

By taking important steps now to reduce the signs of aging, you can ensure a radiant, youthful complexion when you’re older. What’s more, taking preventative measures (quitting smoking, eats lots of fruits and vegetables, and always wearing sunscreen when exposed to the sunlight) will ensure maximum effectiveness of any topical anti-wrinkle products you may use. Whether you’re 25 or 55, it is essential that you start taking good care of your skin now, for beautiful skin in the future.