Whether you’re starting to look for the right kind of anti aging skin care treatment products for you, or even already started establishing an anti aging skin care regimen and haven’t found the right fit of products yet, it’s never a bad time to start learning about the important ingredients in your anti aging skin care products. Of course, not all skin care products are the same, just as nobody has the exact same skin, but everyone wants youthful, beautiful, healthy skin. So what ingredients should you look for in your anti aging skin care products?
Free radicals, caused by environmental toxins and pollutants, are one of the major causes of aging on the skin, as they break down collagen and elastin that help keep skin firm. What are free radicals? They are oxygen molecules that form in your system and only have one electron instead of two. UV damage from the sun (as well as other environmental toxins and pollutants) cause free radicals to form. These damaged oxygen molecules then begin to fight healthy molecules in your body to try and “steal” the that second needed electron. This repeated cycle weakens the health of your skin and can cause you to look older. Antioxidants are one of the best weapons to combat the free radicals in your system, so make sure you have a high antioxidant intake. Not only does a diet rich in antioxidants help your skin combat free radicals, anti aging skin care products that contain antioxidants also help your skin rejuvenate.
Long-term exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays will cause most of us to develop sun spots or age spots as we age. One of the strongest skin-lightening agents you can use to help fade age spots and sun spots without a prescription is Hydroquinone, and it’s the main ingredient in Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. If you’re finding that sun spots or age spots are starting to form on your skin, this effective anti-aging skin care ingredient is in your arsenal.
What is Retinol? Found in beta-carotene, it’s a Vitamin A antioxidant precursor. It’s important because clinical studies have shown that retinol is one of the few anti aging ingredients that positively impact the production of collagen in the skin while also counteracting its breakdown. In other words, retinol is proven to improve your skin’s firmness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While retinol comes in multiple derivative forms, so make sure you do your research on how different products use different derivatives. Of course, Murad offers a number of anti wrinkle products that contain retinol to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help restore your skin to its youthful best.
Make sure you do your research when it comes to the different kinds of ingredients in your anti aging skin care products! Of course, supplementing your anti aging skin care regimen with an Inclusive Health® approach to the inside of your body will also show on the outside of your body, too. Knowing what different ingredients do and what to look for will give you a head start in your anti aging skin care regimen.