December 14, 2010

Anti-Aging: Don't Forget Your Vitamins!!

"What do I do about these wrinkles?" 
"How do I get rid of this sun damage?" 
"Why is my skin so dry?" 
"Am I going to look like THAT when I 'm older?"

These are the questions I hear from clients, friends and family (male and female) on a daily basis. Everyone is so scared of the aging process and so eager to find a quick fix. Just Face It! We are all aging and there is no way to stop it, BUT there are ways to trick your skin cells into slowing down the process. There are many surgical ways to change and alter your face and body. I believe that an efficient skin care regimen coupled with active product ingredients and a healthy diet will keep your skin looking fresh and radiant when all your friends turn into raisins. Here are three very important vitamins to look for in your skin care products.

Vitamins: A,C and E
Vitamin C a.k.a. "L-ascorbic acid" is powerful antioxidant and one of the most beneficial ingredients you can take topically and orally. It is anti-inflammatory which helps to calm skin and stop redness. It boosts the skin's collagen synthesis and helps to repair harm done to the skin's connective tissues. Vitamin C is also great for the immune system! I like to say it "Lightens, Tightens and Brightens the skin" 

Vitamin A a.k.a. "Retinoic Acid" is an effective antioxidant that inhibits matrix metalloproteinases (I'm using big words now!). These are the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin in the skin. Vitamin A is also known to reduce fine lines wrinkles and skin roughness. It also helps to increase the thickness of the skin.

Vitamin E a.k.a. "Tocopheryl Acetate" is an emollient product, this means that it helps to hydrate the skin and protect the lipids in the body. It's important to maintain lipids (fats) in the skin because this is what keeps the skin plump and taut. Vitamin E works well when coupled with Vitamin's A or C because it helps them do their job better. When purchasing anti aging products look for a mixture of these vitamins. Here are some recommendations!

We are all at different stages in our anti-aging journey stay connected for more anti aging tips!

1 comment:

  1. You shouldn't forget your vitamins and always take the necessary. Thanks a lot for sharing that information.