Welcome to Anti Aging Skin Care!
This section of the Anti Aging Guide is dedicated to sharing with you the
positive actions you can take to achieve healthy, clean and glowing skin from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.
Learning how to prevent or reduce those aging wrinkles is definitely the planned outcome.
Do you remember when you couldn't pass a mirror or store window without taking a quick glance?
When was the last time you did that?
You may not want to check your image nearly as often as you did earlier. Vanity is often overtaken by maturity. However, if you avoid the mirror because you do not like what you see, then it is time to learn how to practice anti aging skin care.
Fabulous skin at forty plus is a real image builder.
Skin is that amazing organ that covers and protects you, seamlessly, from head to toe. We are all guilty of taking our skin for granted until you suddenly notice that your smooth, youthful glow is disappearing.
You notice that the tone, texture and thickness of your skin is changing.
1) The outer layer is called the epidermis. The dead skin cells form on the epidermis layer when fresh cells push their way to the surface. The dead skin cells are continually replaced with new cells.
When you age this cell turnover slows down reducing the retention of
moisture and oil. This is one of the reasons your skin loses that youthful glow.
2) The layer below the epidermis is the dermis. This is the skin's nerve center. The dermis helps protect you from infections. When you use harsh products on your skin your strip away this protection.
It is the dermis that contains collagen, which gives your skin that beautiful tautness.
3) The third layer is the fat layer. This is the cushion that supports your smooth beautiful skin. When you reach forty plus your dermis and fat layer begin to thin resulting in sagging and loss of plumpness.
Research has discovered that there are several other contributing factors to the aging of your skin.
Free Radicals can cause cell damage as the result of your exposure to the following list of seven:
The interesting thing here is that although this list of seven does not have anything to do with your age, it does have a lot to do with the amount of time you have been exposed to these free radical activating culprits.
Normal body processes such as breathing and eating can also activate free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that very unstable. Every time free radicals try to stabilize themselves, they damage healthy cells. This assault on your skin is ongoing and it shows as you lose your youthful appearance.
Free radicals are triggered not only by exposure to the list of seven, they are part of everyday living.
Free radicals can damage your skin! So what can you do to repair your skin?
Lets begin your anti aging skin care with building up your body's anti aging defense systems.
The best place to start is with antioxidants.
Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in your body. Since free radicals damage healthy cells, it is the function of antioxidants to repair this damage and render the free radical harmless.
Your body produces its own antioxidants, but as you age, your ability to produce antioxidants drops.
Antioxidants are found naturally in fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C and vitamin E have antioxidant properties. Loading up on antioxidants each and every day will certainly help destroy the free radicals and slow down your aging process.
Anti aging skin care is a two-stream effort.
The first stream is-- eliminate or reduce the internal damage that contributes to skin aging.
The second stream is -- eliminate or reduce the external culprits that contribute to aging skin.
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