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A brief lesson in vitamin C for the skin
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a natural exfoliant and antioxidant that’s found in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables.
A practical approach to treating wrinkles
Instead of injecting dermal fillers into the creases of your face, look to new advanced skin care products to help.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Their Potential
Most of us who are conscious about skin care, have heard of alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs). Their benefits have been studied considerably, and are now recognized as an important part of optimal skin care. This article is a review of alpha hydroxyl acids, their varied use in cosmetic and medical applications, associated risks, as well as our current understanding of how they work.
Another Reason to Kick the Habit
We all know that aging is a natural biological process that affects all of us. The aging of your skin is also greatly affected by external factors that accelerate this process; particularly smoking. Exposing our skin over many years to sunshine will give the skin an old wrinkled, blotchy look. Drinking too much alcohol over many years may also give you an older appearance.
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Antioxidants have gained a great deal of attention in recent years, for good reason. They work to combat the free radical cells’ that damage your skin...
Basic care for mature skin
Aging brings about skin changes even before wrinkles become visible. Over time, your face begins to reveal a dull or rough texture, visible pores, blotchiness, age spots and uneven tone.
Care for the delicate skin around your eyes
Cream cleansing formulas can gently dissolve the daily build-up of dirt, makeup and mascara, while still keeping the skin around the eyes hydrated.
Caring for Your Hands
You make an effort to look your best, attending to your hair and complexion, and protecting your face from sun damage. But your hands can betray years of sun damage and aging, and sometimes their appearance can make you look older and more decrepit than you are - and, in some cases, be a real distraction.
Cosmetics for the aging face
As your skin ages, you may want to switch to cream or oil-based moisturizers and cosmetics. Cream and oil bases more efficiently retain moisture and restore hydration to the skin.
Do you have blotchy skin?
Uneven skin tone can appear anywhere on the face or body, and it is a common problem that affects everyone, regardless of skin colour.
Do you have dry skin?
If you are over the age of 50 or frequently work outside, you may find yourself with dry and itchy skin. Choose a moisturizing cream rather than a lotion to replenish your skins moisture levels.
Everyday Skin Care Tips
Adults all over the world are thinking about their skin right now! Wrinkles, puffy eyes, dull complexion, are conditions that more than just several of us try to avoid. Here are some hints, and facts to keep your skin looking younger.
Eyelid care
Cream cleansing formulas can gently dissolve the daily build-up of dirt, makeup and mascara, while still keeping the skin around the eyes hydrated.
Facial expressions create wrinkles
Wrinkling of the skin can be caused by a combination of factors, such as habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, and poor hydration.
Fighting the Effects of Aging
As we age, so does our skin. It looses it elasticiaty, develops fine lines and wrinkles and spots, sometimes referred to as age spots. Below are some tips and facts about again skin.
Free radical defense
Give your skin the benefits of antioxidants. We've all read about the importance of consuming foods that are high in antioxidants to promote health.
General Skin Care Tips
We concentrate on how the wrinkles on our face tells are age but there are other areas that you may also want to think about. Here are a few tips and facts about aging that you may want to think about.
Get the most out of your skin care products
There are virtually endless topical skin care options aimed at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Glucosamine shows promise for sun-damaged skin ...
If you are already seeing signs of premature skin aging from years of fun in the sun, there may be help.
Hoping to avoid crow's feet? ...
You can minimize the development of wrinkles around your eyes by applying sunscreen (but remember, not too close to your eyes), and wearing protective eyewear (such as wrap-around sunglasses) or a hat.
Hormones and the Mechanism of Aging Skin
Hormones are mostly to blame for skin changes as we age. Hormones are chemical messengers produced in organs such as the ovaries, adrenal glands, and thyroid glands, and all have an effect on other tissues..
How skin thickness affects wrinkling ...
We are all thin-skinned…in certain areas! The thickness of our skin varies considerably, depending on its location and the role it plays: it is thinnest on our eyelids and thickest on the palms of our hands and soles of our feet.
How smoking affects your skin ...
One of the effects of smoking on the skin is premature aging. Smoking causes the blood vessels in your skin to narrow.
Improve the look of age spots
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure and wearing protective clothing.
IPLs for skin rejuvenation ...
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses laser technology to deliver computerized pulses of light to improve skin imperfections caused by rosacea, acne, spider veins, discolorations and flushing.
Mature skin requires special care
Generally, skin starts to exhibit signs of aging after the age of 25, when your body begins to produce less estrogen.
Menopause and skin care ...
As you go through menopause, it is very common to find that the skincare products you once relied on are no longer as effective.
Need some help to manage those fine lines?
There are no clinically proven skin care products that can actually get rid of wrinkles.
Preventing and Treating Lines and Wrinkles
As a part of the aging process, our facial skin begins to droop, forming lines, furrows, and wrinkles. Simple physics plays a large role, with extended usage of muscles and gravity playing a large role in natural aging, creating folds in the skin over time. Common muscle movements or patterns such as sleeping on one side consistently over the years can have an effect. Additionally, overexposure to the sun, or smoking can accelerate this process due to skin damage.
Retinoids and skin care for acne
Creams that include tretinoin as the active agent do double duty: they'll not only improve your acne, they'll also encourage collagen production and help smooth out very fine acne scars.
Reveal fresher skin with exfoliants
The regular use of cosmetic preparations containing an exfoliating ingredient can lighten freckles and age spots.
Skin Care for Your Hands
Because of sun and weather exposure, years of minor scrapes and cuts, and for some, constant exposure to water and detergents, our hands sometimes age faster than other parts of our bodies, and detract from our appearance. Fortunately, it is now possible to rejuvenate the hands; restoring their appearance and sometimes also improving the thickness and health of the skin on the backs of the hands...
Skin changes associated with menopause
The start of menopause also signals changes for your skin. The drop in estrogen results in the loss of skin elasticity and reduced collagen production (causing the skin to appear "looser"), which leads to drier skin and increased wrinkles.
Skin changes that progress with age
It's not just your face that can show your age. Skin changes are also noticeable on your neck, shoulders and hands.
Smoking and premature aging of the skin
Research has confirmed that smoking ages the skin due to the increased production of an enzyme that breaks down collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein that maintains the skin’s elasticity.
Starting to see age spots?
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, and wearing protective clothing and hats.
Steps to wrinkle reduction
There are a number of options to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. First of all, protect yourself from further unnecessary or pro-longed sun exposure and apply sunscreen daily.
Stop the spots!
You can help to prevent age spots by using sunscreen before the age of 40, avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
Sun damage is a primary cause of wrinkles
Premature aging of the skin is most often the product of years of unprotected sun exposure combined with your genetic makeup.
The benefits of retinoids for aging skin
Retinoids consist of natural and synthetic derivatives of vitamin A. Some retinoid drugs require a prescription (adapalene, tazarotene, tretinoin) and are often used to treat acne.