Score your skin care goals with these anti-aging power players
To score on the gridiron, you need powerful players on your team. To restore and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin, you need skin care products with the powerful ingredients to effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, sagging and other signs of aging. Look for these proven anti-aging ingredients to help get your skin over the goal line:
Stabilized Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from sun damage, which can result in wrinkles, sagging and sun spots, among other signs of aging. Though vitamin C can help produce firmer skin cells, prevent hyperpigmentation and defend against free radicals, it oxidizes very quickly, becoming unstable and no longer effective. Stabilized vitamin C is formulated to remain effective longer. Topical skin care products with a high-enough concentration of stabilized vitamin C help minimize and prevent dark spots and wrinkles as well as stimulate collagen production.
Due to the successful results of much clinical research, peptides have become increasingly popular as anti-aging skin care ingredients. Peptides are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. They signal the skin to create collagen, which is essential for firm, healthy skin. When included in anti-aging treatments, peptides are believed to increase collagen production, and they have been found to be helpful in fighting wrinkles.
Retinols and prescription-strength retinoids like Retin-A are a derivative of vitamin A that acts as a powerful exfoliant for the skin, speeding up and increasing cell turnover to even out skin tone and smooth the skin. They have also been used in the treatment of acne and acne scars. Retinols have been associated with increased collagen production, and they can be effective in reducing fine lines on the face.
Though the word “acid” sounds like something harsh and abrasive, hyaluronic acid is the exact opposite. It’s a humectant, meaning that it draws out water from the air and dermis (the layer of skin that lies below the surface). Moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid can hydrate the skin more effectively, and they may even stimulate collagen production.
Scoring a touchdown for your skin takes both the right products and the care of experienced skin health specialists. Our board-certified dermatologists and licensed medical aestheticians provide professional skin care, and they’ll help you choose the right anti-aging products for your skincare goals. Get Dermatology & Skin Surgery on your team, and get ready to celebrate your new look in the end zone!