5 NATURAL ANTI-AGING SKINCARE INGREDIENTS
Did you know that our skin starts to age at 25? This is because at this time, our skin is beginning to lose collagen. Aside from that, all of the effects from the harsh weather, the sun and our bad habits start showing. Little by little, signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of elasticity emerge.
We all know that we can't stop skin from aging unless we know how to stop time. What we can do though is to prevent the onset of its signs. One way to do that is to start using skincare products that have anti-aging properties.
The problem is, currently there are a plethora of products in the market, so it can be a daunting task to pick which products work for you.
For it to be easier to choose an effective skin care regimen, we've created a guide of natural ingredients that are mostly used in anti-aging skincare products.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that's great at protecting the skin from photodamage, which is damage from harmful UV rays from the sun, thus it helps in improving the skin's texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in inhibiting melanin production in the skin resulting in the brightening and evening of the skin tone.
Aside from that, it is a key ingredient that our body needs in order to naturally produce collagen.
- Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which works by promoting a faster cell turnover rate to reveal younger looking skin. It is known as a chemical exfoliant, which means that it breaks down dead skin cells for a smoother and more even skin tone.
Acids are known to be very potent so make sure to start using a lower concentration. Usually, dermatologists suggest to first use 8% or lower, then once your skin has built up a tolerance to it, you can move up to a higher concentration.
- Hyaluronic Acid
This skin care ingredient is known to be a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from its surroundings.
It is the ultimate skin care ingredient for people who have dry and dehydrated skin and because aging skin tends to be on the drier side, Hyaluronic acid diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by keeping your skin soft and supple.
Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is a natural substance that is very versatile. It can tighten pores, soften fine lines and wrinkles, renew and restore dehydrated skin by aiding the skin's production of ceramides.
Not only is it versatile in it's benefits, it can also be used by all skin types as it is one of the gentlest skin care ingredient out in the market.
What was shown here was only the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully with these you'll be able to get a good start on anti-aging products. Since there are so many, for sure with trial and error you'll be able to find your perfect skin care routine.