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Anti Aging Skin Care Facts

Dr. Valerie Rosenbaum
 


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Some people think that anti aging skin care should restore the youthful appearance that was lost over the years. In truth, there has never been an anti-aging skin cream that could repair the damage done by years of neglect, until now.

Some damage is done before you even reach the age of twenty. UV radiation has long been the bane of anti aging skin care. Without exposure to UV light, we might have the smoothness of a youngster well into our twilight years.

But, health is always about balance. For every give, there is a take. If you avoided sunlight entirely throughout your life, you might not have wrinkles or need to worry about anti-aging skin cream. You might even be able to avoid skin-cancer.

But, your life would likely be shortened by vitamin D deficiencies and your back would likely be humped from osteoporosis, even if you were conscious of the need for supplementation. For many years, anti aging skin care advice has focused on the need to use sunscreen. But, surveys are finding more and more people with vitamin D deficiencies, particularly among the elderly.

You see, while sunscreens with an SPF rating provide protection from burning, they also inhibit the body's ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D. Sunlight is the only naturally occurring source of the vitamin, except for the flesh and livers of fatty fish and animals that live in polar areas. But, what you may ask, does this have to do with anti-aging skin cream.

We knew that UV radiation from the sun increased the levels of free radicals in the skin's layers. We knew that those free radicals caused damage on an atomic level that eventually led to wrinkles and skin-cancer. We didn't know, until recently, that we could repair the damage with anti aging skin care.

Health professionals were only concerned about preventing cancer. Cosmetic companies were mostly concerned about selling products. Now, the head of a health supplement company in New Zealand has sponsored the research to merge anti-aging skin cream with the skin's health.

What they learned is that antioxidants, long known to be good for the inner body, are also beneficial to the outer body. This is a major step forward in anti aging skin care.

Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and other health giving compounds can be formulated into an anti-aging skin cream that supports the skin's natural ability to “heal" itself. The complete list of the effective natural components that the company has identified is too lengthy to completely cover in a single article.

Some of the ingredients in the company's anti aging skin care products support the body's ability to produce new collagen and elastin fibers. Some of them prevent the depletion of proteins need to create new skin cells. Other ingredients in their anti-aging skin cream are antioxidants that undo the damage done by free radicals and deactivate the chemical process that causes additional damage.

Still others support the body's ability to tan, which protects the deepest of the skin's layers from damaging UV radiation. There are ingredients in these anti aging skin care products that prevent and reduce the appearance of age spots, stretch marks and scarring. If more people find out about it, we may have a population of elderly people that look much younger. Just think of the possibilities.

Dr. Valerie Rosenbaum is a board certified dermatologist specializing in the role the environment plays in the deterioration and aging of the skin. She has done extensive research on the way many chemicals used in skin care products do more harm than good. Visit her website at http://www.DefendYourSkin.com to find out which skin care products she uses and recommends.

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