Anti-Aging's Most Valuable Players
Anti-wrinkle 101: Don’t frown, but it’s also not recommended to smile, either. Avoid rays of sunshine, except when it comes to the rays from a laser…those are totally acceptable. ;) Stay away from harsh chemicals; well, unless they come in the form of chemical peels, that is. Everyone and their dog has a different trick for turning back the clock. But, when it comes to anti-aging advice, it’s often hard to decipher which is best to follow. Sometimes it even be can be downright contradictory. While I can’t tell you which type of filler to inject (no judgment), I can tell you what’s best in the natural treatment department. There are a few anti-aging MVP’S in the vitamin game that everyone should include in their skin care regimens.
We’re all well versed in the benefits of vitamin C. It’s a crucial component of a robust immune system, cardiovascular health, eye functions, and the list goes on. But, did you know that vitamin C is critical for healthy and youthful looking skin? Wrinkles are a result of the collagen breaking down in the skin as we age, and vitamin C is a major player in collagen production! Who. Knew. Replenishing the skin’s “C” levels pumps up the collagen, helping to fill in all those fine little lines. But the skin wins don’t end there. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, which helps to undo sun damage. See ya later, sunspots! While taking a supplement version is incredibly beneficial in many ways, for the anti-aging purposes it’s best to apply it directly to the skin. Look for products loaded with the multi-purpose vitamin, such as Andalou’s Tumeric + Vitamin C Enlightening Serum.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against free-radical damage and UV damage, two of the biggest culprits of wrinkles. It is no surprise why it is known in the beauty business as “The Protector,” and why it’s included in most sun and after sun products. Go gangbusters on free radical damage with Jamieson Laboratories 100% Vitamin E Oil. It’s superstar status doesn’t end with topical use. Supplementing with vitamin E also helps to speed up the metabolism and improve cognitive function. It is a major player in Alzheimer’s prevention as well as cardiac disease.
A, also known as ‘retinoid’, is one of the most popular and powerful
anti-aging ingredients, found in many lotions, night creams and prescription
products. “A” helps to regenerate the skin and is known for it’s impressive
impact on scars and stretch marks. (#Hallelujah!) The only downside is it can
make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended to only apply
products containing vitamin A before bed. To bring your anti-aging “A-game,”
check out Derma E Age Defying Night Creme with Pycnogenol bark extract.