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Are you still falling for Anti-Aging Commercials?

With everyone chasing the fountain of youth, concerns about aging have paced like a wildfire. Since ages, effortlessly radiant, glowing and soft as a feather skin is what we all have aspired for, especially women.  We all have fallen prey to those anti-aging commercials or products and with the advancement in science and technology; the anti-aging solutions are rapidly evolving.

Spotting those fine lines or wrinkles on your face does make you wish you could stop time and tread back to those days where your charming and flawless skin would always turn heads. With every passing year, as you age, so does your skin. As a matter of fact, skin regenerates itself approximately every 27 days. From soft baby skin to those embarrassing teenage pimples caused by the hormonal upheavals, the skin is always changing. Around your mid-20s is when you will start to notice that your skin feels dry and if not taken proper care it is the beginning of those fine lines triggered by the decline in the natural oxidant of your skin. A moisturizer and sunscreen might get you through this phase but won’t prevent the next doom of wrinkles and fine lines. To intact the firmness of the skin, antioxidants is what will help you get off the hook. Antioxidant creams or products which contain vitamin C and/or E, green tea extract, and fruit acids are helpful. A nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle are your friends in disguise.

 As you enter your thirties, your body’s metabolism starts to slow down causing the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin tissue to break down making your skin much thinner and less plump. Collagen is the primary component of the body's connective tissue, comprising about 80% of the dermis and powers your skin with ‘strength’. Elastin, as its name implies, enables your skin to stretch and bounce back, providing elasticity. Together they ward off wrinkles and fine lines. With these components plummeting down, your skin starts to get tired and it will become drier, saggy and more sensitive. Products boosting your collagen production and bringing back that youthfulness can be used.

Another important skin protein is ‘keratin’. We as one of the best skin specialist in Noida, enunciates that Keratin is the main protein of our skin and makes up hair, nails and the surface layer of the skin. It provides rigidity by helping the cells to adhere to each other and aiding in barrier protection by forming a protective layer on the outside of the skin. To prevent sagging of your skin and bring back that firmness, products with keratin can be employed.

Harmful UV rays of the sun damage your skin which becomes evident in your thirties. Dark sunspots may appear and your pores will become larger if the sun has damaged them. The skin under your eyes also becomes much more sensitive and delicate. You will begin to notice that morning puffiness around your eyes will take longer to go down. Sunscreen or sun-block with high SPF factor or broad-spectrum protection is a must.

 Skin damage caused by too much sun will also start to show in your thirties. Dark sunspots may appear and your pores will become larger if the sun has damaged them. The skin under your eyes also becomes much more sensitive and delicate. You will start to notice that morning puffiness around your eyes will take longer to go down.

To rev up your metabolism for younger-looking skin, niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, found in many face creams is a big “Go”.

Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, caused by aging, sun exposure, and other factors can occur at any time but usually appear in middle ages. These can be lightened with various chemicals, like hydroquinone, the active ingredient in prescription bleaching creams. It works by inhibiting production of melanin but should be for short use only. OTC creams that contain retinoids, alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, deoxyarbutin, and kojic acid can diminish the appearance of these spots.

Dark circles around eyes and puffiness can be attributed to the lack of sleep and stress caused by the responsibilities and workload. Tea bags, potatoes, a good relaxing sleep might be of help.

Other home remedies for a healthy skin includes exfoliating your skin on a regular basis, proper cleansing and moisturizing, a healthy lifestyle, antioxidants containing natural products like green tea, tomatoes, etc., can be applied. Protecting your skin from sun rays, natural hydrating and moisturizing products like aloe vera, coconut oil, and olive oil can be used. Applying rose water daily can bring back that freshness and softness of a rose. Antibiotics like turmeric and neem can be put into good use.

For a healthy youthful skin you shouldn’t wait for those fine lines or wrinkles to appear but instead start taking good care of your skin from today as wisely quoted, ‘A stitch in time, saves nine’.