Premature aging of the skin, also known as extrinsic aging, is caused by a number of factors, the most potent being over exposure to the sun- also called photo aging. The sun’s UV rays can damage fibers in our skin called elastin. Elastin is the compound responsible for keeping skin tight and smooth. As elastin fibers break down, skin will begin to show signs of aging, such as sagging and wrinkles. Protectants and skin care products will help prevent the sun from damaging these fibers and keep skin more youthful and healthy. Even if you don’t see the appearance of damage now, it can manifest itself later on.
Skin type also can be a factor is what the sun can do to your appearance. Skin can be thicker or thinner, depending on a number of factors, and the effect UV damage can have on the skin can vary. Also, gender is not a factor and skin care products and treatments for men and women are available.
Some of the best Anti-aging creams, or wrinkle creams have antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that prevent oxidation, or the collection of free radical cells. Free radical cells can be formed by radiation exposure, such as that from the sun. These mutant cells lack a charged molecule and are highly radioactive. When these cells form in the body, they can cause a molecular chain reaction and prevent healthy cells from functioning, as they should. When a large group of our skin cells begin to fail due to these free radicals, our skin will break down and age. Anti oxidants will help eliminate these harmful cells and keep skin healthy by promoting collagen growth and repairing damaged skin.
A high quality anti- aging cream can help repair not only external damage to the skin, but reverse the natural breakdown of your skin due to age. Here at the Aesthetic Day Spa, we carry the best anti-aging creams to help heal and nourish your skin. We also offer high quality skin care such as our light IPL laser treatments for conditions such as age spots and discolorations. With good practices such as a healthy diet and quality anti-aging products, along with help from our highly skilled skin care professionals you can maintain a healthy, youthful appearance, and vibrancy.