After taking a closer look at a myriad of beauty products available today, it has become obvious that they no longer serve only to enhance the way we look, in fact, most of them offer a magic anti-age formula that will miraculously hide the age from your face. Supreme and almost endemic ingredients supported by extensive researches made the creation of advanced age-taking molecules possible. And here is the list of several anti-age treatments that will you hide your age from the face.
Why we get old?
Okay, so we all know we are not immortal and that everyone grows old. But, the question is, why? For numerous reasons – a number of biological processes, toxins we bring into our body, the air that we breathe, reduced skin thickness, hyaluronic acid depletion, genetics, sun exposure, stress, smoking, lifestyle, indeed, many causes. And, a cosmetic company has a task to overcome these problems in their laboratories by using the most advanced technologies possible just to create that perfect magic beauty formula.
How to prevent aging?
Among the most popular ingredients found in anti-age cosmetics are UV filters that prevent ultraviolet light from getting to the skin, thereby preventing the appearance of the pigment spots (dark spots) and other skin pigmentation disorders. Then there are retinoids (derivatives of the vitamin A) with the main role to stimulate collagen synthesis. Peptides have the same role while antioxidants prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. One of the widely known antioxidants is vitamin C which has proven to be very effective in the field of anti-age cosmetics. Furthermore, you must have heard of coenzyme Q10 (coQ10), a popular molecule of youth which is found in literally every cell of the body praised because of its vitamin-like nature to remove potentially harmful substances. Similarly applies to hyaluronic acid which is present in the body, the highest concentration being found in joints and the eyes. But, over time, the skin starts losing hyaluronic acid, especially after we turn 40 so manufacturers particularly target that age group with hyaluronic acid-based products. Resveratrol is another antioxidant that promotes longevity and is found in skin grapes so don’t be surprised to see many products which feature precisely grapes as a key substance for slowing down the aging process. Moreover, a rough explanation of getting old (aging) is actually ‘losing moisture’ and due to this, many anti-age products emphasize moisturizing effect as the most important in anti-age cosmetics. Highly moisturizing face creams work almost instantly, the moment a moisturizing cream is applied on the face, providing it with softness and a particular glow, and what is more, make wrinkles less noticeable. Another skin moisturizer is previously mentioned hyaluronic acid.
A sequence in which to apply beauty products – matters!
Anti-age beauty routine always puts serums first, following night creams, masks etc. After cleaning face in the evening, our skin finally starts to “breathe” and it is ready for the ultimate anti-age home treatment.
Professional skin rejuvenation
Of course, when it comes to “wiping off” age from the face, there are numerous professional rejuvenation treatments which can be performed throughout the whole year. One of them is popular even several years after it had hit the scene and is called microdermabrasion. With the help of this treatment, it is possible to regenerate the skin and treat problems like acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and keratosis. Although sometimes several treatments are needed to see a progress, in time this surely brings results and spots on the face will disappear. One more beauty trend is chemical peel but in order to find out if this treatment is right for your skin type and to avoid unwanted consequences, test the skin sensitivity before the treatment. There are several types of chemical peeling – surface peel, medium and deep peel. The skin recovery depends on the type of treatment one opts for. However, after chemical peel the new skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so avoiding the sun and using high SPF sunscreens are a must. In addition to sunscreens, creams with bleaching agents are also something you’ll be advised to use at home after having a chemical peel.
Naturally, there are always those who are ready to go deeper and choose some invasive techniques, i.e. plastic surgery, yet non-surgical options including facelift such as botox or injection of some other filler like hyaluronic acid are as equally as popular but all of them need to be done by experienced certified professionals (plastic surgeons).
Translation: G. Dujmović