Posted By: Shopprice South Africa
Beauty counters can be overwhelming to say the least; we break down the major anti-aging ingredients to help you you pick a treatment tailored for your skin care needs.
Making a trip to your local drugstore to pick up a new cleanser or moisturizer is a mission in its self, filled with a myriad of choices that can make even a beauty editor’s head spin! Before you need to re-up on your skincare ask yourself “what skin concerns do I want to target?” Entering the beauty aisles with a plan in mind will help you make a savvier purchase and your complexion—and your bank account—will be thanking you.
Aging effects us at different stages in life due to genetics and lifestyle. If your major skin care concerns focus around wrinkles, loss of collagen and loss of firmness it might be time to shake up your routine and switch to a serum and moisturizer that’s loaded with alpha-hydroxy acids, idebenone (antioxidant and a free radical fighter), retinoids, antioxidants, vitamins C and E and peptides.
In a response to slower cell turnover and decline in collagen and elastin these key ingredients should be incorporated into a daily skincare regime. There are several powerful ingredients that repair aging skin. Some superstar ingredients in this grouping fall under the umbrella of antioxidants. The buzz-worthy vitamin C is a true multi-tasker, it helps in collagen production, improves elasticity and also helps plump up fine lines. Other notable antioxidants with similar benefits are green tea, pomegranates and vitamin E.
A daily use of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) for ageing skin will help kick-start the exfoliation of dead cells and leave listless skin glowing again. Exfoliating is a must for mature skin, try using a chemical exfoliant like a glycolic acid if your skin can endure it. Not only will it remove dead skin cells but it will also reduce brown spots, help with acne and give skin an overall brighter appearance.
Still need some more guidance and maybe a product recommendation or two? We’ve got your back (and face, and neck). We’ve broken down seven signs of aging and what products can help stave it off and in some cases even stop ‘em in its tracks.