There’s no shortage of beauty and anti-aging products that claim to turn back time and reverse wrinkles, sun damage, and fine lines. But how can you know which are worth the splurge and which should go in the trash? I am always reading the latest on new skincare products and ingredients that promise to rid you of your wrinkles. But do they or can they?
Skin aging is influenced by many factors including Genetics, UV exposure, excess sugar intact, acidified diet, excess alcohol consumption, tobacco abuse, and environmental pollution. As we age, our skin’s appearance change, the regenerative properties reduces: the dermal layer thins, we produce less collagen, and elastin fibers which cause the skin to wrinkle and sag.
So we cannot avoid wrinkles but we can delay and repair damage skin. In this blog we will look the 2 basic products and their important ingredients that will fight against the skin aging.
The first and most important product to use is Zinc/Titanium based sunscreen every day. No Exception. I am so passionate about this as it the one and only thing that you can do to prevent any further damage. These types of sunscreens are non-chemical and they work by reflecting the harmful UV rays away from your skin instead of absorbing the UV rays like the chemical sunscreens. Plus the added bonus is that the skin loves zinc as it helps repair damaged tissues and heal wounds. Research suggests that zinc can be effective in treating topical irritations and injuries, such as acne, skin sores and minor wounds, by helping cells to regenerate. If you have rosacea or sensitive skin then titanium dioxide is an excellent sunscreen active especially around the eyes. The level of zinc in a product needs to be from 5% up to 20% and Titanium 2% up to 10% to have the desired affect.
The next product that is a must in fighting wrinkles is a good moisturizer that hydration the skin. Moisturizer will use two methods to hydrated your skin, the first is to prevent Trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by placing a barrier over the skin and sealing in the water that is naturally lost during the day. The most natural of these barriers is beeswax and shea butter. The second way to hydrate the skin is by introducing more moisture into the skin by the use of ingredients called humectants. There are a large variety compounds that do this glycerine, sorbitol, urea, aloe vera. Glycerine has been long known to have a great effect on the skin by aiding in attracting water from the air to the skin surface. This invaluable natural source humectants soften and soothe the skin and helps the outer skin layer to retain moisture. For glycerine to hydrate the skin you want a product that has between 5 to 15%
So Yes a cream can help turn back time if the ingredient protect and feed the skin and are at high enough level to do the job. Next blog What Vitamins turn back time.