Ahh…the quest for the fountain of youth. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to put youth in a bottle and stay at our peak forever? Wrinkle reducer creams and products for your skin won’t make you live forever, but they can help your skin to stay softer, smoother, and healthier for a very long time.
If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “How does anti-aging cream work?” then you’re about to find out. Today in the Ayr Skin Care Blog, we’re going to explain the skin’s natural aging process and the key ingredients that—when used regularly—help to supplement the body’s own skin renewal processes as they begin to wane.
What Do We Mean by “Aging Skin”?
When we talk about aging skin, we’re talking about wrinkles! Years of stress, weather damage, toxins, and the body’s own aging process all contribute to producing skin that has less elasticity—causing lines and wrinkles to appear in all the places where you move your face (when smiling, frowning, chewing, talking, etc.).
As you age, the body produces less collagen. Collagen is a protein that acts in the dermal (deeper) layer of skin that keeps the skin strong and flexible. You can think of collagen as the fine mesh that holds the skin cells together, and, when this is damaged, your skin starts to wrinkle.
Damage to skin cells can also result in the formation of “sun spots” or “age spots,” so anti-aging and wrinkle reducer creams also typically include ingredients to brighten, lighten, and heal the damage caused by free radicals from the sun and environmental pollution through increasing cell turnover.
Key Anti-Aging Ingredients
Seeing as collagen is so key for achieving youthful skin, the most important answer to “how does anti-aging cream work” is…collagen support! Our wrinkle reducer creams and cleansers feature active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, peptides, and antioxidants to boost collagen production, increase collagen synthesis, and combat free radical damage for plumper, smoother skin.
Exfoliation with Alpha Hydroxy Acids to Boost Collagen Production
Alpha hydroxy acids are effective in wrinkle reducer treatments by gently melting away the dead skin cells and unclogging pores at the surface layer (epidermis), increasing the efficiency of skin cell renewal. AHAs can also boost collagen production and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. For a gentle, anti-aging facial treatment, cleanse with our Reveal Exfoliating Foam Facial Wash with Alpha Hydroxy Acids twice a week.
Peptides for Increased Collagen Synthesis
Peptides are made up of amino acids and help to stimulate the synthesis of collagen at the deeper layer—the dermis. Our Awaken Revitalizing Eye Serum combines a tripeptide blend, combined with essential fatty acids from rich marine algae to help the amino acids penetrate deeper into the skin. This makes the cream an effective wrinkle reducer as the skin becomes more hydrated and elastic.
Antioxidants for Combating Free Radical Damage
When you’re looking into anti-aging wrinkle reducer products, “antioxidants” is a word that comes up time and time again. Sometimes people use it correctly, and sometimes not. Like the name suggests, antioxidants prevent excessive oxidation from occurring inside the body, which is a good thing because excessive oxidation, often caused by free radicals, can break down the body’s natural tissues. Vitamins C (found in fruit) and E (found in nuts) are powerful antioxidants for protecting the skin’s existing collagen supply from damage by free radicals and helping the skin to heal and renew more efficiently. Our Virgin Marula Oil is naturally high in antioxidants, and regular application helps the skin to heal, firm, and stay healthier for longer.
Why Use Wrinkle Reducer Creams?
Now’s the time to start taking care of your skin with natural, healthy, anti-aging ingredients. The best thing about all of our products at Ayr Skin Care is that they nourish, heal, and protect your skin without harsh chemicals that promise a “quick fix.”
By starting early, even in your 20s or 30s, and following a regular skincare routine that’s full of wonderful nutrients for your skin, you can have soft, smooth skin well into your later years and enjoy the glow that comes with healthy skin.