by Marion Greenfield
One of the most interesting topics on skin care is 'anti -aging skin care'. As one gets older, the natural defence of our skin (and in fact of the whole body) weakens. 'Anti aging skin care' is about protecting your skin from the negative effects of aging process. 'Anti -aging skin care' helps in maintaining a young and fresh look for a longer period of time. However, 'anti -aging skin care' doesn't end just here. Besides maintaining your looks (good looks), 'anti- aging skin care' is also about retaining the resistance to disease. Though the awareness about anti- aging has increased over a period of time, still a lot of people are unable to recognize the aging symptoms (and hence are unable to determine if they are in need of additional anti -aging skin care measures).
Here is a list of visible anti- aging symptoms that will help you in the planning and execution of your strategy for anti- aging skin care: baldness, forgetfulness, greying hair, wrinkle formation, loss of eyesight or hearing loss and menopause. The occurrence of one or more such symptoms is an indicator for upping the ante on anti -aging skin care.
Note that we are talking about introduction of additional measures for anti- aging skin care, we are not talking about starting 'anti- aging skin care' altogether. 'Anti- aging skin care' actually starts much before the symptoms of anti -aging appear. Serious anti- aging skin care is building and following a proper skin care routine much earlier in life (say in your teens). Anti- aging skin care doesn't mean adoption of any special skin care procedure but just following a normal procedure in the right earnest. Eating a lot of fruits, avoiding stress, drinking a lot of water and using natural therapies can delay the aging process.
Once the signs of aging start showing up, you should start using some additional measures in the form of anti- aging skin care products. The market is full of anti aging skin care products. In fact there are so many anti aging skin care products that they will probably find you even before you find them. Also, with age, the skin undergoes significant change. So you will need to analyse your current skin care procedure to check if it still holds good i.e. if it is still suitable for your skin.
You should remember that aging is a natural process and there is nothing that can stop it from happening. All these anti- aging skin measures just help in delaying the aging process.for a while.But NOT Forever. There will come a time when you will love the skin you are in. Below are some suggestions for Anti-Aging products that do help.
Anti- aging skin care products remind me of the song '18 till I die'. Indeed, anti- aging skin care products are very popular today; and why not, who doesn't want to look young for ever?
Talking of ant- aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C based anti- aging skin care products. These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of anti -aging skin care products is related to anti-oxidants. Ant-i aging skin care products that are based on vitamin C are, however, posed with the danger of getting oxidised themselves (as they come into contact with air during their usage). So some anti- aging skin care products are based on the derivatives of vitamin C, which are more stable and less expensive. However, the effectiveness of such anti -aging skin care is not as much as it is for vitamin C based ant aging skin care products.
Besides vitamin C, vitamin E and lipoic acid are anti-oxidants too. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble anti-oxidant that is found in human blood and helps in building resistance against infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit cancer. Liponic acid is known to combat the signs of aging very effectively by reversing the skin damage caused by the aging process.
Phytochemicals form the other category of anti aging skin care products. Phytochemical are special chemicals that are extracted from plants. There are a variety of phytochemicals that are in use today. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of cancer of certain types; these include prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. That is why they find their place in anti- aging skin care products.
Some B-vitamins like B5, B6 and B12 are also in use for anti -aging skin care products.
The field of anti -aging skin care products is vast and needs a lot of research. Though the currently available products are effective, they still have challenges to combat. Hopefully, these challenges will get resolved in due course and help get better and cheaper anti- aging skin care products.
However, anti- aging skin care products should be used only as a supplement to the natural ways of skin and body care. So, drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping stress at bay are essential means of delaying the aging process. No anti- aging skin care product can replace them really.
And finally remember EVERYONE has their own Natural Beauty whatever their age.
8yrs to 100 yrs.
About the Author
Born in London, and Born within the
Sound of 'BOW BELLS', which makes me a Cockney Sparrow.
Have been writing since I can't remember when. Am A Published Poet
And a Western Freak. (John Wayne etc)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
by Marion Greenfield