Over 40? Add Collagen, Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acidto Your Skincare Collection

Over 40? Add Collagen, Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acidto Your Skincare Collection

Your skin can repair at any age. It just takes longer for your skin cells to regenerate the older you get. Skin that retains moisture looks plumper, more turgid, and less dry, papery thin, and wrinkly. Collagen is produced by the body to give the skin all the foregoing qualities just described. And retinol, found in Vitamin A-rich foods, helps skin to regenerate even as it prevents oxidation/degradation of the skin cells which can cause wrinkles, pigmented skin, and also acne.

Here are three ingredients that can help accelerate skin repair and let moisture last longer.

1.Collagen. Look for Cosmetic Products such as a face cream with coenzyme Q10 which, when applied topically, causes a boost in the production of Collagen and its ensuing benefits such as firmer skin. Ever noticed the skin under your eyes looking thin and papery and so translucent that the veins begin to show ? You need a Collagen booster face or eye cream or face serum.

2. Retinol. This is topical Vitamin A which absolutely must be included in your skincare routine, especially when you're over 40 years old. Retinol prevents and treats wrinkly skin, pigmentation, acne, and helps to accelerate the skin renewal process so you can see physical changes in the texture and tone of the skin. But be cautious when you start to use retinoids as the skin can be sensitive to it and requires a slow build up to using the recommended amount on any cosmetic label.

3. Hyaluronic acid is produced by the body but it's production slows done significantly after 40 years old, causing the skin to lose moisture and be prone to a dry, scratchy, weather-beaten look. Use a face cream or hydration serum or even a sheet mask that contains Hyaluronic acid as it locks in moisture into the skin for a full work day and draws whatever humidity there is in the air into the skin. It's one of the quickest ways to smooth out wrinkles--- and though it is temporary, it definitely and absolutely will create smoother skin within 15 minutes of applying a product with hyaluronic acid.

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