While getting older is inevitable, looking your age is not. One misconception about getting older is that there is nothing we can do to turn back the hands of time without going under intensive or invasive surgeries. Now more than ever, there are products available in addition to non-invasive skincare treatments that can help us look and feel decades younger.
When it comes to fighting back against stubborn wrinkles, there are some ingredients that do a much better job than others. Below is a list of ingredients that are must haves in your anti-aging tool kit.
Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. However, it takes three to six months of regular use before improvements in wrinkles are apparent—and the best results take six to 12 months.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue. Ascorbic acid slows down the aging process with the added benefit of helping brighten the skin.
Glycolic, citric and lactic acid effectively remove dead skin cells and thus stimulate the growth of new skin. Products containing AHAs are marketed for a variety of purposes, such as smoothing fine lines and surface wrinkles, improving skin texture and tone, unblocking and cleansing pores, and improving skin condition in general. Sometimes AHAs are used in cosmetics for other purposes, such as to balance the pH (the degree of acidity or alkalinity).
Coenzyme Q10 helps reduce fine wrinkles by helping to support the production of collagen. Given such, it is a highly effective ingredient in creams that help to fight the signs of ageing skin such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Certain peptides can trigger collagen and elastin synthesis. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. Without peptides, our skin is less intact which can lead to a loss of firmness, the appearance of wrinkles, a change in texture and less ‘bounce’.
Grape seed extract
Grape seed extract is another ingredient that helps promote collagen production. This extract has natural antioxidant properties and can help restore elasticity to your wrinkled skin.
Tea extracts have been known to have a variety of health benefits. There are antioxidants in green, black and oolong tea can help manage skin aging and wrinkles through helping with collagen production.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that helps reduce water loss in the skin and helps improve skin elasticity.
In office treatments
If you are looking to fight the signs of aging quickly, you may chose to add-in visits to your local medical spa. Some treatment options that are highly effective for collagen production include microneedling or RF microneedling, which can both help visible reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as one treatment.
If you’d like for us to take a look and see which treatment may work best for your skin, we offer complimentary consultations! You can schedule your complimentary consultation online today, and we look forward to joining you on your skin care journey!
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