With the passing of time, years of exposure to environmental conditions gradually impact the health and smoothness of our skin. In particular, sunlight is responsible for most of the aging. Collagen naturally becomes less dense with age, and this factor causes skin to form lines and creases.
There are three basic practices for combating these aging factors and begin to offset the effects of time and recapture your younger looking skin. The first is to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis; this will allow the body to heal itself by encouraging the growth of new skin cells. Several scrubs, gels, and exfoliators are available to help you achieve this result. These include glycolic acid in one of several concentrations and mechanical exfoliation using an abrasive material such as microdermabrasion preparation (more aggressive) or a face scrub with amber crystals (more gentle). If you have dry skin, the abrasive techniques are more suited to you. If you have oily skin, you may want to try a glycolic acid.
The next step is to use a proven wrinkle reducing product containing effective dosages of either peptides or retinol. These have been clinically demonstrated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially when used as part of a dedicated skin care regimen. A good deep wrinkle smoothing cream will help rebuild your skin’s collagen and reduce wrinkles.
The third practice is to moisturize your skin at least twice a day. The best face cream moisturizer available contains hyaluronic acid. This compound is found naturally in your body and is known not only to help repair skin damage, but also to provide better moisturizing by holding 1,000 times its weight in water.