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How To Take Care Of Your Skin

Skin care might not have seemed important in your teens and 20s, but when wrinkles start to appear, you might be thinking about anti-aging products.

Under the magnifying glass, you can see it all -- discoloration from sun damage, lines from smoking,

There are three main anti-aging ingredients you should look for in skin-care products: Retinol, which improves skin tone and texture by increasing the elasticity of your skin; alpha hydroxy acids, which cause skin to exfoliate, making room for new cells; and antioxidant serum -- products with vitamin C -- which can help soften and heal your skin.

Collagen is a major body protein. It accounts for almost 20% of the total protein in our body. Its critical role is forming the support structure of the skin. A wrinkle, very simply, is caused by the reduction of collagen. Colosé Collagen Cream is one of our top 10 products.

While young skin renews itself every three to four weeks, older skin takes four to six weeks to renew itself. The top layers lose more moisture due to the aging process, and older skin has a dryer and more dehydrated appearance.

Diminished production of collagen leads to fine wrinkles initially observed around the eyes, forehead, and other sun-exposed areas. More pronounced effects include furrows at the site of facial expression lines and sagging folds over the eyelids, neck, jaw, and arms.

While genetics play a significant role, the amount of wrinkles present is highly dependent on the amount of sun exposure. The lines in a "lived-in face," especially for those who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, is a consequence of oxidative damage due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) sunlight - both UVA (responsible for tanning, wrinkling, and melanoma) and UVB (responsible for sunburn and basal and squamous cell carcinoma). UV light may further damage skin by increasing the production of proteolytic enzymes that break down collagen, the connective tissue located beneath the dermis. Successful retardation of photo-aging can be achieved by wearing a sunscreen of SPF of 15 or more, and by avoiding direct and indirect exposure to the sun for extended periods of time.

How Can I Slow Down The Aging Process?

Approximately 90% of all changes in skin are due to prolonged exposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet light not only damages the DNA in the cells of the skin, but also inhibits the repair mechanisms that repair damaged skin cells. The breakdown or depletion of DNA, collagen, Elastin, hyaluronic acid and other supporting molecules in the dermis all lead to the clinical changes of facial aging. Wrinkles usually take 30 years to develop and are slow to remove. Most topical products are designed to moisturize and hydrate the skin, lessen fine lines, reduce roughness and pigmentation, and protect the skin from sun damage.

Colosé Skin Care products are designed to lessen fine lines around the eyes and on the face. However, there are ways you can also lessen the changes of facial aging without spending a lot of money.

  • Stop Smoking. Smoking can cause a dramatic increase in aging and wrinkles of the face. A one pack a day smoker will save $750.00 a year by stopping smoking.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure. Protect your face and arms by wearing clothes with long sleeves, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep each night and maintain a happy outlook. Think Positive!
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Take a daily vitamin with ample quantities of Vitamin C and E.
  • If you have dry skin, moisturize, moisturize and moisturize. View treatment for dry skin.
  • Glycolic acid an alpha-hydroxy acid from the sugarcane plant has been shown to reduce the fine lines of aging and to reduce blotchy pigmentation on the face.
  • Vitamin C creams and lotions. Creams containing Vitamin C have been proven to increase collagen production and reduce the damaging effects of the sun.

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