Aging is a physiological process that affects all people at a certain age. It displays physical signs of unnatural skin growth, which can be psychologically detrimental for the person.
Unfortunately, age-related skin deterioration often occurs in visible areas that cannot be concealed with clothing, which may damage the person’s self-esteem and make him/her self-conscious about their physical appearance.
The most common solution to this problem involves the application of antiaging products that contain the necessary ingredients to prevent and reverse skin damage.
In this article, we will cover the basics on how to choose a high-quality antiaging product then shift gears to some essential skincare routine.
How to choose the right antiaging product?
Going to the pharmacy or cosmetic store to choose an antiaging product can be overwhelming because of the large number of choices and the appealing slogans on each cream bottle.
If you are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of skin biology, making the right choice can be very challenging.
To make it easier for you, here are some questions that you should ask yourself before buying an antiaging product:
What are the active ingredients in this product?
Generally speaking, antiaging creams display the active ingredient on the front of the cover or make it part of their slogan.
Therefore, knowing the active ingredients that have been scientifically proven to reverse aging is vital.
Here are the common ingredients you need to consider before purchasing a product:
Unsurprisingly, vitamin C is one of the most potent antiaging compounds.
Here is why:
When it comes to skincare, taking oral vitamin C supplements or applying topical serum offers numerous benefits due to three processes.
Neutralization of oxidative stress
As you may know, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes reactive oxygen species which harm skin cells and increase the risk of neoplastic tumors.
Acceleration of skin healing
Vitamin C is an acidic compound that lowers the pH of the environment. The good news is that acidity is a powerful stimulator of skin regeneration (e.g., deposition of collagen and elastin fibers).
Prevention of hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation, or dark spots, is an annoying sign that ruins the conformity of your skin. Fortunately, vitamin C is an excellent antidote for this issue and will also halt the excess production of melanin to prevent future problems.
Aging is a natural process that affects all organ systems and all people. The resulting wrinkles, skin dehydration, and recurrent rashes can be quite damaging for a person’s own body image.
Hopefully, this article successfully addressed the primary methods to take better care of your skin and slow down aging.
Here’s to your health!
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Disclaimer: This information is provided as an educational service only, and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Anyone seeking specific medical advice or assistance should consult his or her doctor or orthopedic surgeon.