Ever wondered why actors such as Brad Pitt (aged 54years), Robert Downey Jr (53years) and Tom Cruise (56 years) can still appear as a teenager in their movies even though you practically grew up watching them? Why is it that your skin starts to wrinkle and sag, along with age spots that start marking their territory on your face, as soon as you get to your forties or sometimes even earlier than that?
To put it simple and easy to comprehend, your skin is a living being; it needs nourishment to survive and look youthful. However, as you age, it starts getting more susceptible to harsh weather conditions around you. Hence skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, causing wrinkles and face lines to become more prominent.
Unlike Captain Jack Sparrow however, you wouldn’t need to cross the angry seas to find the fountain of eternal youth; all you need is a right mix of ingredients to apply to your skin to restore your prime.
What are the Right Ingredients for your skin?
Now that’s a question one needs to consider seriously when thinking about the kind of product to apply to their skin, since we have already established the fact that skin is sensitive and needs nutrition to survive. Here’s our pick of the best skin care ingredients you need to incorporate in your daily routine.
- Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is a naturally existing ingredient, the moisturizing properties which are unparalleled. They work best to ease the burning, stinging and itching which come with skin related problems such as acne and rashes. It also acts as a wonderful cleanser making your skin look healthy and refreshed, thereby making it a viable choice for those looking to stay young.
- Anti oxidants:
Anti oxidants speed up your cell metabolism, thereby helping to calm your inflamed skin and make it firmer by increasing the blood circulation. Types of antioxidants to look for include
- vitamin E and Beta Carotene which prevents your skin against sun damage
- vitamin C which helps in creating an even skin tone
- green tea extract which helps in the reduction of inflammation
- copper which boosts collagen and elastin production and also keeps your skin hydrated
Your body naturally produces sebum in order to keep your skin hydrated, the excessive build up of which can clog your pores and cause acne. Jojoba oil looks similar to sebum and sends signal to the body to stop producing it excessively, all the while locking the moisture and keeping your skin hydrated.
Peptides when combine, form proteins which are the basic building blocks of skin. A loss of proteins can cause your skin to sag and wrinkle while peptide boosters can revitalize these building blocks and make your skin firmer and tighter.
- Glycolic Acid:
It helps in removing the dead cells and bringing out fresher and newer cells in order to reveal a better complexion with a brighter skin.
- Shea Butter:
Just like aloe vera, shea butter helps in easing the inflammations on your face, due to the presence of fatty acids and vitamin K which helps your body to heal faster.
Other products include retinol for a smooth and supple skin, alpha-hydroxyl acid which improves circulation and acai, which nourishes the skin.
While everybody aspires to stay youthful and look young, it’s customary to do your research before choosing the products you apply. Make a checklist for various products to see how many of the above mentioned ingredients does it contain. Also beware, the lower down in the list an ingredient is stated, the lesser it is present in quantity. Choose the product which suits your purpose and get prepared to regain your exuberant looks.