While the fountain of youth may only be a wishful thinking, many of today’s beauty products are taking breakthroughs in biology and chemistry and using them to create formulas that can turn back the clock and reverse premature aging symptoms. Beauty may only be skin deep, but there’s no reason to give up on your skin – or your beauty – as you age. Although the anti-aging products of our mothers’ and grandmothers’ generations may have been little more than promises in a package, today’s formulations truly have the potential to repair and rejuvenate our skin, giving us a more youthful appearance.
Here are some examples:
Facelift in a Bottle – Many women question whether facial masks simply give us the illusion that we’re helping our skin, or if they really have a lasting positive effect. Well, using the right facial mask can definitely make a long-term difference. For example, a facial mask that increases collagen production, oxygenate skin cells, and stimulates cellular regeneration will make fine lines less noticeable. In fact, it can even imitate the muscular response to facial exercises, so that your face literally begins to tighten and become firmer.
Anti-Aging Serum – Women who want to look younger no longer have to go through the drastic measures of going under the knife for a facelift or having Botox injected into their skin. Today, you can now opt for a serum that uses amino peptides that literally relax facial muscle contractions, bind water to the skin, and promote collagen synthesis. When antioxidants and botanical extracts are added, damaged skin is repaired and the serum serves to reduce both the depth and number of wrinkles, increase the skin’s moisture, and improve skin tone and smoothness.
Lifting & Firming Eye Formulas – We first show signs of aging around our eyes. That morning puffiness doesn’t seem to go away, and those shadows under our eyes get darker, not lighter. One of the culprits is fluid retention, and the solution can be as simple as an eye firming formulation which helps to hydrate skin through film-forming effects, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and lifts the tired, sagging skin around the eyes.
Skin Tightening Creams – Unfortunately, signs of aging aren’t only apparent on our faces, but are evident all over our skin. Again, anti-aging peptides can do a tremendous amount to smooth and firm the skin, as well as to lessen wrinkles and to increase collagen and elastin – substances that make our skin supple. Because our skin thins out as we age, ingredients that make skin thicker will also reduce signs of aging. To this end, trapping moisture in the skin is key.
While cutting edge beauty products can repair skin, reduce wrinkles, and less the signs of aging, we can also lend ourselves a helping hand by changing our behavior so that we don’t do further damage to our skin. In a recently published study claimed that scientists at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam have now found a gene that specifically affects how old people look. The gene was discovered as researchers noticed that people who carried mutations in the gene appeared, on average, two years older than they were. If verified, this finding could help understand how aging occurs with time, and may ultimately lead to ways of slowing down some of the visible effects of ageing. However, until then, you can continue to using the various cutting-edge products as well as preventive approaches such as using sunscreen, eating anti-oxidant rich leafy green vegetables, and getting plenty of sleep can help Mother Nature preserve your most beautiful attribute – your skin.
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