At age thirty, most women still have fairly smooth skin with good elasticity. You feel young, energetic and maybe invincible. But around age 25 to 30, our genetic aging code starts to kick in. Due to the slowing of cellular renewal, the fine lines may start to appear around eye areas. Tiny brown spots might be showing at the sides of the cheeks. The natural glowing and radiance start to fade continuously. It is the ideal time to embark a skin rejuvenating regimen.
How do you restore and maintain the youthful appearance? Applying night creams may be the key to radiant skin. The cellular repair is most active between 10 pm and 2 am. Applying a night cream or serum packed with anti-aging skin care agents before bedtime is a great way to boost skin’s vitality while you sleep.
What are the ingredients that would get you the desired results:
Retinoids – This vitamin A derivatives help to shed the fatigued cells of the epidermis layer and replace them with healthier skin cells underneath. The retinoids also stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis. They are very effective in giving skin a better texture and increasing luster. There are a few prescription retinoids in the market. The downside is that they make skin prone to irritation, peeling and redness.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids – AHA has a similar function as a retinoid. It erases fine lines, helps increase cell turnover and reveals smoother skin cells. It is less effective as retinoid, but not as irritating. AHA may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Sunscreen must be applied liberally when using an alpha hydroxy acid product.
Antioxidants – Researches after researches have shown that antioxidants fight free radicals to prevent damage and slow down the aging process. Taking them orally increases the overall health of the body. Daily replenishment to your skin with topical antioxidants provides an active shield to deflect harmful substances. Applying night creams containing antioxidants enhances the well-being of the skin, and gives you a healthy glow in the morning. The most effective antioxidants for skin care include vitamin C, E and CoQ10. They bring younger-looking skin without irritation.
Peptides – Peptides are amino acids that makeup proteins. Some researchers believe peptides promote collagen production in the dermis, and increase blood circulation in epidermis. They relax the muscle temporarily to ease wrinkles, so you can see the short-term result immediately.
A moisturizer combined with anti-aging ingredients makes a great night cream. Starting a night repairing plan early can keep your skin rejuvenated and refreshed for the long term.