Anti Aging Secrets

  • 2023-03-06 03:58:23
  • Hiba Kenaan


With aging, collagen, and elastin, the principal proteins that maintain the form, elasticity, and firmness of the skin and are responsible for skin age, started to break down due to several conditions and bad lifestyle habits causing wrinkles to appear.

Top 7 causes of skin aging:

    •    Stress
    •    Smoking
    •    Unhealthy diet
    •    Sun exposure
    •    Pollution
    •    Lack of sleep
    •    Genetic factors

Signs of skin aging include changes in the following:

    •    Texture:
    •    Wrinkles appear.
    •    Skin becomes thinner.
    •    Fine lines are visible.
    •    Pores get enlarged.
    •    Firmness:
    •    The skin becomes loose.
    •    The face appears saggy.
    •    Color:
    •    Skin seems uneven.
    •    Dullness is obvious.
    •    Pigmentation increases.
    •    Contour:
    •    Some facial parts lose their volume as cheeks and forehead.

The issue of fighting aging and wrinkles is considered one of the priorities for most women all over the world. At the same time, it is regarded as an essential field for competition between cosmetic companies to produce the best anti-aging products.
Theories differ about the age that one should start using anti-aging products. Some say at 20’s can start using it; others say it is better between their 30s and 40s when they notice the results. But the earlier you begin using moisturizers, skin protection, and skin care products, the healthier skin you will have to prevent and delay age signs from appearing. Once wrinkles appear, you should start using anti-wrinkle and age correctors.

Anti-aging products usually contain ingredients that moisturize the skin, enhance collagen and elastin production, and protect the skin from harmful substances and free radicals. Example of these ingredients is Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's), and Copper Peptide.
Vitamin C is essential in boosting collagen production, brightening the skin and reducing its discoloration, reducing acne spots, keeping the skin hydrated, helping soften wrinkles, and protecting the skin from UV damage and free radicals.

Hyaluronic Acid helps moisturize the skin, thus decreasing the depth of wrinkles and making the skin more elastic and soft.
Retinol is beneficial in stimulating the synthesis of elastin and collagen in the skin, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and making the skin more firm and elastic.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) help regenerate skin cells and brighten skin by reducing the pigmentations caused by UV exposure and sun damage.
Copper Peptide acts as an antioxidant, stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin, preventing wrinkles and age signs.
Before this development in cosmetics, people tended to use natural preparations and eat food rich in antioxidants to moisturize and protect their skin to prevent wrinkles.

Natural plants are used as anti-aging and applied directly on the skin Aloe Vera, Avocado, Cucumber, and Olive oil. These natural remedies can help moisturize the skin, boosting the regeneration of cells and the production of elastin and collagen in the skin, preventing wrinkles and age signs from appearing.
Other natural anti-aging-rich foods like Cocoa, Mango, Lemon, Green tea, and apple are known for their benefits on the skin and for containing antioxidants that help reverse age signs.
As we mentioned at the beginning, a sinful lifestyle plays an important role and is the leading cause of aging and the appearance of wrinkles. Improving lifestyle can help in preventing and delaying age signs. Some tips that can be beneficial for that are:
    •    Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
    •    Use daily moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated
    •    Use daily facial wash to keep your skin clean
    •    Use daily sunscreen to prevent UV damage
    •    Eat a healthy diet 
    •    Make exercises and sports
Finally, before starting anti-aging, it is better to consult a dermatologist to check your skin status and to know precisely your skin type and the suitable anti-aging types you need.