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Taking Appropriate Care Of Your Skin

Date Added: July 24, 2010 03:59:00 PM
Author: prjomo185
Category: Health: Beauty
Millions of people - both women and men - desire to always look young and healthy. While there is nothing unhealthy about wrinkles and sags - and a lot of people accept the way they look – let's face it: society of today demonstrates that beauty matters. And looking our best can strengthen self-confidence. If you have reckoned you have to accept wrinkles and sagging skin, here's what can be done: skin care and medical treatments abound to give skin a younger, healthier look, no matter of your age. How does your skin age? Do you why some people boast great-looking skin in their 40s, while others have to deal with signs of aging in their 20s? Your biological clock, which is determined by your generic makeup, and your exposure to the sun are the causes of skin aging. Overexposure to the sun's rays, as well as smoking, pollution and tension, cause your skin to age faster than you do. Your skin lacks moisture and collagen, the connective tissue which makes skin firm and elastic. What's the result? Wrinkled sagging skin, age spots, fines lines, as well as an unbalanced distribution of fat. Basics of skin care Daily use of moisturizing products and suncreams which protect the skin from ultraviolet rays - both UVA and UVB - is one of the best ways to prevent skin damage, rejuvenate skin and protect yourself from skin cancer. Select one with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Begin applying sunscreen at an early age. Antiwrinkle solutions There are many no-prescription products to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. These "cosmeceuticals" usually contain: alpha hydroxyl acid, or AHA, retinoids, antioxidants, or tropical growth factors. AHA creams can be applied alone or together with a retinoid to treat mildly damaged skin. They may improve the texture, quality and elasticity of your skin by speeding the removal of dead skin cells and stimulating the production of collagen. Retinoids work better when applied with AHA products. If used over a period of years, they will keep on reversing skin aging, antioxidants and growth factors may also help reverse environmental damage to skin. To buy organic skin care solutions, visit


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