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Ways To Reduce Wrinkles

Wrinkles – no one can avoid the signs of time and mother natures aging process, but all of us can reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles with the right products. Here is some expert advice to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamin A or retinol which is derived from Vitamin A is an antioxidant which is used in almost every wrinkle cream on the market. It is not nearly as potent as another derivative of Vitamin A called tretinoin which is available through prescription under the name Vesanoid. Retinol works deep under the skin which results in smoothing surface wrinkles. The quality depends on the product itself as concentrations do vary.

Hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, poly hydroxy acids, and alpha hydroxy acids are all derived from the sugar found in fruit. All of these acids are exfoliants which aid in removing the top dead layer of skin and stimulating the growth of new skin. They are known for improving the look of wrinkles and fine lines. There are several products on the market which contain these substances.

Alpha lipoic acid also called ALA is an antioxidant that is able to penetrate deep into the cell membranes of the skin thus neutralizing free radials and it also helps other antioxidants work more effectively. It will diminish wrinkles, brown spots, skin irregularities, and fine lines.

Collagen is natural to the skin and it diminishes as we get older and as a result skin looses its youthful appearance and elasticity. As a result skin will appear to sag and there will be more wrinkles. Collagen nourishes the skin and helps reverse the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.

Coenzyme Q-10 is a nutrient that many are not familiar with. It helps improve the look of the skin and fights wrinkles. In capsule form it is also excellent for heart health and circulation. Studies have shown no side effects and excellent results. However it is not recommended with the use of warfarin or other blood thinners.

Copper peptides are found in topical products and is usually combined with protein peptides. Copper peptides stimulate the production of collagen and improve the healing of wounds.

Apart from the many over the counter creams and lotions, there are more invasive procedures such as laser treatments or facials that will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. A dermatologist can help you decide which type of treatment will be best. Treatments are very much dependent on the type of problem the skin has – wrinkles, lines, and sagging – are all treated differently.

Eyelids are often tucked to reduce eyelids that are drooping and to remove fat sacks which cause eyes to look old. Combined with laser resurfacing it will instantly turn back the clock 10 years. If your neck starts to sag, a facelift can remove years from the face giving a much more youthful appearance.

Microdermabrasion is fondly referred to as laser resurfacing. This technique uses crystals under a high pressure flow which abrades the skin. It has actually been used in one form or another since ancient Egyptian times which is most likely the reason why the women’s skin has always appeared so youthful and beautiful through the centuries. It certainly rejuvenates the skin and is a good choice for obtaining that youthful look.

There is no way that any of us can avoid aging or the signs of aging but there are things that can be done to slow down the aging process and help the skin appear and feel more youthful.

Submitted by:

Eric Cho

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