Whether it’s the slow loss of skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sagging skin, or a mixture of those concerns, most people (and by”us” I mean many people on the wrong side of 40) would love to find that magic wand which will undo all signs of aging. That magical wand is yet to be found, but there is something we can do to delay and even reverse to some extent that the damage our way of life and the utter passage of time have done to our skin.
A facelift is reported to be rejuvenation, but it’s just superficial. It includes the removal of sections of skin, pulling the rest of the skin tight and potentially shortening underlying muscles to hold the skin in place. No real rejuvenation occurs, but instead we create the “look” of rejuvenation.
The actual skin rejuvenation causes changes in the cellular level of the epidermis, which improve the various functions and the appearance of the skin.
So, What to do?
What can we do to attain this shift and really rejuvenate our skin? It may sound rather basic, but here it is:
- Encourage new skin cell growth
- Neutralize skin damaging free radicals
- Encourage collagen production
- Increase the skin’s moisture content
- Improve the skin’s ability to protect itself
How do we achieve that?
Believe it or not, there is a lot you can do in the comfort of your own home and you do not even have to break your bank. So let’s take them one by one.
- You may promote new skin cell growth through exfoliation. Exfoliation means eliminating the surface of dead skin cells and is among the most basic and important steps in stimulating new cell growth. Exfoliation can be done via a mechanical system (scrubs or microdermabrasion) or through chemical means.
- When it comes to neutralizing skin damaging free radicals, antioxidants are the buzz-word in the skin care world. Besides consuming foods rich in antioxidants, topical antioxidants are crucial in fostering the skin’s natural protection from free radical damage. Antioxidants usually work like sponges that soak up or quench free-radicals, making their activity quite restricted. Strong antioxidants have been shown to provide several benefits to our skin:
- Add a youthful glow to your skin increasing hydration and tone
- Maintain hydration amounts
- Protect from potential signs of aging
- Improve the look of sun-damaged skin
- Reduce the appearance of age spots and discoloration
- The next step is to promote collagen production. Retinol has been shown in a number of clinical trials to fight common skin-ageing concerns like facial wrinkles, lines, folds and a loss of stability by stimulating collagen and hyaluronic acid production. Retinol has also been demonstrated to improve skin texture and clarity, encourage anti-pigmentation plus demonstrate anti-acne and pore-minimizing effects, all contributing to a more youthful skin appearance. What more could you ask for?
- Moisturizing is an very important part in any facial rejuvenation regimen. Moisturizing not only hydrates but also locks in the skin’s own natural moisture content and enables the skin’s overall capability to cure and protect itself. Some of the most essential ingredients to look for when choosing a moisturizer are Pantothenic Acid, also called vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid.
- Last, but not least, sunscreen is a necessary part of any anti-aging strategy. Physical sunscreens (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) provide better anti-aging advantages than chemical sunscreens because physical sunscreens, work by representing the photons of light upward and from the skin so there’s not any absorption of energy. Unlike chemical displays, the physical sunscreen type of photoprotection generates no free radicals and no secondary skin damage, whereas the compound ones prevent a bigger level of the primary sun damage but permit secondary free radical damage, which increases the rate of the skin aging process. .
I know it’s always easier said than done, but what if a excellent daily rejuvenating skincare regimen look like? Obviously, you will need to adjust these sample skincare regimens to your specific needs, just remember the general rule: Cleanse, Prevent, Correct, Hydrate, and finish off with Sunscreen. Another point to bear in mind is that Retinol should be implemented prior to serums or antioxidants.