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Everyone fears the day they find that one gray hair. When they do, more than likely, they solve the problem by dying their hair. When it comes to the aging of your skin, there is not a quick solution like there is for your hair. Although your skin cannot be transformed within a day, you can get your young looking, rejuvenated skin back.
Water and collagen make up 75 percent of your skin. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, while your skin is further being exposed to harsh UVA and UVB radiation. Collagen is a structural protein that is located in the extracellular space in connective tissue. Your connective tissue is very loose. For example, the skin under your chin is make up of connective tissue. Since your body is not producing as much collagen, wrinkles begin to form. When anti-aging face cream is made, it contains collagen so that your body can get that back. Other ingredients they put in these anti-aging face creams are:
- Vitamin C
Sunscreens are used to protect your skin from UVA radiation. One of the side effects of UVA radiation is the formation of wrinkles. For an anti-aging cream, it is crucial that sunscreen is included to keep the chance of wrinkles to a minimum. Next is Vitamin C or ascorbic acid. When most people think of vitamin C, orange juice comes to mind. Well, other than giving you a delicious drink, it helps maintain healthy connective tissue. This way, the loose tissue that would be likely to become more loose or form wrinkles would have a lesser chance of doing so. AHA’s or alpha hydroxyl acids are included to dissolve the intracellular matrix that holds dead cells together. AHA’s can be thought of as helping you shed your dead skin so you will be left with healthier skin.
In many anti-aging creams it has been great in reducing fine lines from forming and reducing pores. Argireline is an anti-wrinkle ingredient. It works by relaxing facial muscles to result in the forming of fine lines and wrinkles impossible. Lastly, there are anti-oxidants. It has not been fully conclusive, but it is thought that anti-oxidants protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules or free radicals. A free radial is an uncharged, short lived molecule with an unpaired valence electron. Due to the unpaired valence electron, the molecule is deemed unstable. In conclusion, anti-oxidants are said to get rid of these unstable molecules.