Unlocking Beauty Secrets: Discovering the Beauty Boosters

Here’s what you need to know about Retin A if you are considering whether it is right for you or your face.

The product has a modest impact – it is more effective on fine wrinkles than on deeper ones. After two to three month of use, the main benefits can be seen around the mouth and eyes.

The drug can cause inflammation in the skin, which could last for a few weeks to several months. The sun can worsen the effect, resulting in a peeling and swollen face. The cream may be too harsh on sensitive skin in concentrations that are sufficient to provide an anti-aging effect.

Since the drug increases skin sensitivity to sunlight, all users should apply sunscreen.

It is costly, and you will need to continue using it if there are any improvements.

We do not yet know the effects of this drug on those over 50 years old or those with “moderately to heavily pigmented” skin.

Retin A is also not known to be absorbed by the skin. Since high doses can cause birth defects in pregnant women, or those who are planning a pregnancy, it’s best that they avoid this drug.

Ortho admits that some patients who received Renova treatment for 48 weeks experienced “atypical” changes in their skin. However, the significance of this change is still unknown.

Vitamin C is found in the skin. It is an important part of the antioxidant team that protects the skin from free radicals from the environment and ultra violet light. Vitamin C is essential in converting vitamin E into its active anti-oxidant state.

Photo aging Vitamin C can play a significant role in reducing the effects of free-radical damage. It is also effective in protecting against ultra violet light damage. Vitamin C is better than sunscreen because it can penetrate the cells. It is still active about 30 to 36 hours after application. Even if the skin has been washed or the subject has gone swimming, it continues to provide sun protection. Vitamin C is expected to slow photoaging.
Reducing wrinkles Vitamin C is essential in the incorporation proline to collagen. It also plays a role in elastin formation. A lack of vitamin C can lead to impaired collagen production and more wrinkled skin. Vitamin C can boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles.
Reduce pigmentation- Vitamin C can reduce pigmentation by two different ways. Melanin production is an oxidative reaction, so a powerful anti-oxidant like vitamin C would counteract this oxidative reaction. Ascorbic acid can also be used as an inhibitor of tyrosinase. Tyrosinase, which is necessary for the production of melanin is inhibited.
Scarring- Vitamin C delivered at high doses to the skin causes more collagen to be formed. Normal collagen, which is found to be tethering the scars to one another is replaced by normal collagen. The scars will fill out to some degree and become less visible. Iontophoresis seems to be the best way to achieve this process. The photo below shows the many effects of vitamin C iontophoresed on a patient who has severe chicken pox marks. After 24 sessions of iontophoresis with vitamin C, you will notice the skin is smoother and pigmentation has decreased. The scars have also become flatter.
Natural Sources
All fruits and vegetables. Rose hips, apples, citrus fruits, strawberries, guavas and cabbage are all rich sources.
Vitamin E

The body’s cells divide for a certain number of times, then die and are replaced with new ones. This process slows down with age and all body systems begin to deteriorate. While some of this decline may be normal and inevitable for all humans, researchers believe that unstable molecule species known as free radicals speed up the process. This causes us to age before our time.

Vitamin E appears to have a primary role as an antioxidant. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects oils and fatty acids from oxidation. It is important to note that the fatty acids in the sub-cellular membranes and cells of the body are a large portion. They need protection from oxidation. These fatty acid (mostly polyunsaturated ) play a vital role in the cell, and scientists believe that oxidation can cause many diseases as well as some symptoms of aging.
Few studies have shown that Vitamin E is also a mild sunblock, similar to SPF (3rd factor of protection from the sun).
Normal cooking does not destroy large amounts of vitamin E. However, frying, particularly in fat can cause the majority of the vitamin to be oxidized. Vitamin E can also be destroyed by long-term storage. Vitamin E supplements range in dosages from a few IU up to over 1000 IU.

Vitamin E is a popular skin care ingredient because it has the same effect on the skin as it does in the body. It neutralises free radicals.

Alpha-hydroxy acids are the rejuvenators of recent years that have outperformed liposomes (liposomal) and nanospheres (nanospheres), as well as herbal extracts in the antiaging race.

AHAs, like a synthetic form of vitamin A (Renova for example), work by sloughing away the dead, dry skin cells that build up on the surface and shed much more slowly with age. There is intriguing evidence to suggest that these acids, when used in higher concentrations can increase collagen production, and plump the deeper layers of epidermis.
These creams contain acids that were originally obtained from fruit (e.g. Sugar-cane, tomatoes (glycolic acids), and milk (lactic acids) are all sources of these acids. They act as “exfoliants” or facial scrubs and peels to help shed dead skin cells, and promote renewal. Dermatologists have used them for years to make face peels, which can cause severe irritation. Even the “gentler face peels” still use Glycolic Acid.

AHAs need to be in high enough concentrations for them to have the same effect as a peel. Skin experts say that the concentration of AHAs in cosmetic products are too low for them to have a noticeable effect on wrinkles. AHAs also seem to have a more gentle “youthening” effect than Retin A
OTC skin care products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), are a big business. The majority of cosmetic versions have been “buffered”, to reduce irritation potential.

Vitamin K can help reduce the time it takes for bruises to heal, whether they are caused by trauma, sun exposure, or cosmetic procedures. Vitamin K may play a role in reducing the redness of your skin.

Moisturizers will make wrinkles appear less visible for a short time by plumping up the skin.
Injections with your own fat or collagen will “fill out” the lines and minimize them. Collagen gives skin its youthful, firm appearance. When collagen levels are high, our skin appears young and healthy. As levels decrease, we lose the support that keeps our skin looking young and fresh. Some researchers think that while collagen injections may temporarily restore some of the lost collagen, applying peptides topically could have the same effect.
A Face-lift literally removes some wrinkles. (Gone is the excess skin which has been cut away.). By stretching the skin away from the face and up, you can smoothen its appearance.


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