I had a woman ask me recently how I was able to look so young and vibrant. I took it as a compliment as I spend a good amount of time researching and implementing the perfect anti aging skin care regiment.
There are a number of different products on the market that claim to be able to skim years from our skin in only a matter of days. They promise incredible results with minimal effort. Unfortunately, these products and companies are often misleading. Like any other worthwhile endeavor, anti aging skin care takes a bit of hard work and devotion on your part to make succeed. I spent extra hours every week working towards smoothing away developing wrinkles. Trust me, if it was possible to make them disappear overnight, I would have.
Anti Aging Skin Care Ingredients
There are a few known products though that I do use because they have been proven to have anti aging effects. The most effective and best documented supplement I've used is retinoic acid. We all know that Vitamin A has a profound effect on our skin health. As a derivative of that vitamin, retinoic acid is able to thicken skin and improve its texture, smoothing out wrinkles in the process. I have found though that many of the products you can buy directly over the counter at your local drug store do not contain nearly enough of the retinoids needed to combat the effects of aging. I have seen some women who respond very well to these low concentration products. However, for most of us, effective anti aging skin care products are best found with our dermatologists.
Another product I have used for years, originally to supplement my Vitamin C skin care products is that of Alpha Lipoic Acid or ALA for short. It is a highly effective anti-oxidant that works in tandem with other vitamin supplements to cut off free radical damage to your skin. I have been very pleased with the results of ALA, making it one of my favorite anti aging skin care products. There are plenty of products being released with ALA as it has become a recent phenomenon. Read carefully to make sure the product you buy is high potency.
There are a number of other products claiming to work as anti aging skin care solutions. Though I have not used all of these products, I have carefully followed the research being done and the consensus on their results. CoEnzyme Q 10, the highly hyped natural cell enzyme that many companies are synthesizing for use in their anti aging skin care products has been shown to be quite effective in recent years in prompting your body to produce more collagen and elastin and in fighting free radicals. Vitamin C and Green Tea are other anti-oxidant sources that have proven in recent years to be very effective - Vitamin C treatment being one of my favorite and most carefully applied weekly products. I always recommend at least one solid anti-oxidant be included in you skin care regiment. Ideally, a combination of multiple different products will further protect you from the effects of aging by fighting off those unsightly little free radicals. Be sure to stay away from products that make big claims and do not have the ingredients to back them up though.
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Maya McMahon, Skin Care Specialist
Maya McMahon is a self-taught expert on skin care topics. Maya's expertise ranges from acne prevention and care to anti-aging and organic skin care treatments. She has accumulated vast experience and knowledge through self learning, experiencing and testing for the last 25 years.
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