Top 5 Anti Aging Ingredients You Cant Live Without
What you put on your skin on a daily basis is effecting how your skin ages. Aside from protecting your skin with sunscreen daily these active ingredients will help to slow the aging process of your skin and keeping your skin looking healthy. The result will be skin that has more of a glow, less pigmentation, firmer, with less lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin A belongs to a family of chemicals called Retinoid’s. It is the single most important ingredient that should be part of your skin care routine, in terms of antiaging and skin health. The sun destroys Vitamin A and this is why people that expose their skin more to the sun will age quicker. Vitamin A has a role in normalising your skin and helping in the production of collagen.
When applied topically Vitamin A will:
- Build collagen, which will restore skin and thicken it to make it more resilient to environmental damage.
- Prevent signs of photo damage and pigmentation
- Prevent skin cancers
- Increases production of hyaluronic acid which helps to keep the skin plump and moisturised.
- Improves the quality of elastin in the skin.
- Improves blood supply to the skin, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
- Reduce lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C is essential in protecting the skin against free radicals. It works with Vitamin A in promoting healthy collagen and elastin. It also helps Vitamin E function more effectively.
It is important in anti aging care for a number of reason and has a significant effect on inhibiting tyrosinase ( an enzyme involved in the production of pigmentation). Vitamin C helps prevent and repair damage as well as being anti inflammatory.
Vitamin E has an important role along side Vitamin C in the fight against free radicals. It helps to repair and protect the skin from sun damage. Its role is closely intertwined with Vitamin C
Peptides are tiny building blocks of amino acids which make up protein and help to regulate skin cells. They help to make more collage, elastin and moisturising factors, all the while enhancing the effects of vitamins in your skin care. Peptides promote the synthesis of hyaluronic acid thereby increasing the moisture content in you skin. This means that not only will your skin look and feel hydrated but it will help to smooth lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidants help to fight free radicals that can age your skin prematurely. They are important for repairing sun damage and help to protect the skin. They save your skin from environmental damage. Typically products that contain more than one antioxidant will be more effective, the more the merrier. Ingredients such as pomegranate, lycopene, grape extract, idebenone, green tea and Coffee berry to name a few are all very effective.
The combination of these 5 ingredients should all be part of your arsenal in the fight against aging.