Antiaging skincare for youthful skin affects how you feel about your appearance and the confidence you have in yourself. A skin care regimen with the Perricone products for example or products like stryvectin, and anti wrinkle cream are important for looking your very best.
Total skin care is what we are after, because the factors in skin aging are many and only a comprehensive skin care regimen will give you youthful looking skin tone.
Good skin care involves keeping your skin clean, hydrated, and preventing oxidation in your skin tissues. The Perricone products are great for doing this, but there are many fine products our there that are effective for this purpose.
Having beautiful skin will require that you avoid things that age your skin faster like sun overexposure, smoking, and excessive drinking. You can find skincare product testimonials and dark spot treatment reviews online, several of which actually do show positive effects. In addition a good anti wrinkle cream like Matrixyl 3000 will help keep your skin soft and smooth.
A product like Twinlab’s NaPCA is a good first step, but let’s examine this subject in more detail and come up with some strategies to protect your skin from the effects of age and environment.
Causes of Skin Damage
- Sun exposure
- Alcohol consumption
- Exposure to cold
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
Physiological Causes of Skin Aging
- Chemical cross-linking of collagen and elastin
- Loss of moisture and hydration capability of your skin
- Decrease in the rate of cell turnover and renewal
A good skin care regimen will address all these problems. Some of the environmental causes of skin damage are easily avoided. Smoking, overexposure to the sun or cold, lack of hydration, and alcohol consumption are all things you can control.
There are products that will help address the environmental assaults on your skin, and I will be searching out and recommending the best ones, including a good dry skin care product with ceramide compounds that will help you keep your skin properly hydrated.
There are also products like Stryvectin and Acetyl hexapeptide-3 (brand name Argireline) , which act as anti-wrinkle treatments and help restore a smooth appearance to older skin.
There are also exciting new compounds like “Matrixyl-3000”, as well as Under Eye Rescue Cream and Regu®-Age both of which are effective at getting rid of under-eye circles.
Even the finest sun-screens, cold weather creams, and lip balms, are only designed to protect against skin damage from the outside.
However in keeping with the concept of antiaging skincare, you need to use a good anti wrinkle cream and also nutrition as well to promote healthy skin.
Nutritional Approaches to Antiaging Skincare
You need a good general multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, as well as anti-oxidants, and essential fatty acids. These nutritional basics were mentioned in the the antiaging guide I wrote for this site.
Vitamins and minerals supply nutrients your body needs to do its cell repair work. Antioxidants protect against free radical induced cell damage and cross-linking of proteins in your skin. Essential fatty acids are needed for proper function of your immune system and lack of them can cause problems with inflammatory reactions that affect your skin!
Foods cooked in or containing trans fats, or which say hydrogenated or partially hardened should be avoided. These fats are dangerous and cause free radical production in your body which can age your skin at a faster rate than normal.
Do’s and Don’ts for Skin Care
- If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation
- Don’t smoke, and if you do try to quit!
- Use sunscreen during prolonged sun exposure
- Use cold weather protection, including creams and lip balm
- Drink plenty of water and use a good skin moisturizer
- Exercise, reduce your stress, and get plenty of sound sleep
- Follow the nutrition guidelines in the antiaging guide
Antiaging skincare is a complex subject, and I will be update this site on a regular basis with information on cutting edge products you can use for total skin care. Maybe I will even come up with a product or two myself to help you prevent skin aging, so stay tuned!