How To Take Care Of
Skin care might not have seemed important in your
teens and 20s, but when wrinkles start to appear, you might be thinking
about anti-aging products.
Under the magnifying glass, you can see it all
-- discoloration from sun damage, lines from smoking,
There are three main anti-aging ingredients you
should look for in skin-care products: Retinol,
which improves skin tone and texture by increasing the elasticity of your
hydroxy acids, which cause skin to exfoliate, making room for
new cells; and antioxidant
serum -- products with vitamin C -- which can help soften and heal your skin.
Collagen is a major body protein. It accounts for
almost 20% of the total protein in our body. Its critical role is forming
the support structure of the skin. A wrinkle, very simply, is caused by
the reduction of collagen. Colosé
Collagen Cream is one of our top 10 products.
While young skin renews itself every three to four
weeks, older skin takes four to six weeks to renew itself. The top layers
lose more moisture due to the aging process, and older skin has a dryer
and more dehydrated appearance.
Diminished production of collagen leads to fine
wrinkles initially observed around the eyes, forehead, and other sun-exposed
areas. More pronounced effects include furrows at the site of facial expression
lines and sagging folds over the eyelids, neck, jaw, and arms.
While genetics play a significant role, the amount
of wrinkles present is highly dependent on the amount of sun exposure.
The lines in a "lived-in face," especially for those who spend a considerable
amount of time outdoors, is a consequence of oxidative damage due to overexposure
to ultraviolet (UV) sunlight - both UVA (responsible for tanning, wrinkling,
and melanoma) and UVB (responsible for sunburn and basal and squamous
cell carcinoma). UV light may further damage skin by increasing the production
of proteolytic enzymes that break down collagen, the connective tissue
located beneath the dermis. Successful retardation of photo-aging can
be achieved by wearing a sunscreen
of SPF of 15 or more, and by avoiding direct and indirect exposure
to the sun for extended periods of time.
How Can I Slow Down The Aging Process?
Approximately 90% of all changes in skin are due
to prolonged exposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet light not only damages
the DNA in the cells of the skin, but also inhibits the repair mechanisms
that repair damaged skin cells. The breakdown or depletion of DNA, collagen,
Elastin, hyaluronic acid and other supporting molecules in the dermis
all lead to the clinical changes of facial aging. Wrinkles usually take
30 years to develop and are slow to remove. Most topical products are
designed to moisturize and hydrate the skin, lessen fine lines, reduce
roughness and pigmentation, and protect the skin from sun damage.
Colosé Skin Care products are designed to lessen
fine lines around the eyes and on the face. However, there are ways you
can also lessen the changes of facial aging without spending a lot of
- Stop Smoking. Smoking can cause a dramatic increase
in aging and wrinkles of the face. A one pack a day smoker will save
$750.00 a year by stopping smoking.
- Avoid Sun Exposure. Protect your face and arms
by wearing clothes with long sleeves, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Get 8 hours of sleep each night and maintain
a happy outlook. Think Positive!
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
- Take a daily vitamin with ample quantities of
Vitamin C and E.
- If you have dry skin, moisturize, moisturize
and moisturize. View
treatment for dry skin.
acid an alpha-hydroxy acid from the sugarcane plant has been shown
to reduce the fine lines of aging and to reduce blotchy pigmentation
on the face.
C creams and lotions. Creams containing Vitamin C have been proven
to increase collagen production and reduce the damaging effects of the
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