It’s frustrating: You look in the mirror and see the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles. They’re around your eyes, your mouth, even your forehead—and they’re starting to set in. Depending on how much sun exposure you’ve had and how diligently you’ve protected your skin from sun damage, wrinkles can start showing up as early as your mid-twenties. Regardless of age, the concern and anxiety you have about your wrinkles can result in lots of money wasted as you try to stop them from getting worse.
Fact: Anti-wrinkle products that can’t live up to their claims are a waste of your money and will do nothing but cause you disappointment.
Before you can spend your money wisely on products that can make a significant difference, you need to know the causes behind what you’re really fighting. You need understand the story behind the wrinkles you see on the surface of your face.
What Causes Wrinkles?
How your skin ages and wrinkles is a very complex series of events, but the primary factors are:
1. Sun Damage
Repeated exposure to the deadly, carcinogenic rays of the sun or tanning beds destroys collagen, elastin, and produces abnormal skin cells that cannot behave like young skin. It is the major cause of wrinkling.
Your skin color effects how your skin handles sun damage. If you have inherited a darker skin tone, then you will be less vulnerable to the sun’s impact on your skin.
3. Chronological Aging
Every year we get a little older and those added years negatively influence our skin, just as they do for the rest of our body. When we age, new cell production slows. Remember that cut that seamed to heal overnight when you were a child? Think about how long it takes to heal now. (This is where Duplicell P199 can help)
4. Hormone Loss
Menopause changes the texture and elasticity of skin. The most common sign? Skin becomes thinner, and doesn’t bounce back when pinched.
5. Fat and Bone Depletion
Your skin is supported by both fat and bone. As you age, some of that support is lost, which causes skin to sag.
6. Muscle Movement
The parts of your face you use the most wrinkle the fastest and deepest.
7. Disruption of Skin’s Protective Barrier
Unprotected sun exposure decreases vital substances in skin (such as ceramides and lecithin), leaving your skin more vulnerable to damage by the sun, smoke, air (oxygen), and pollution.
What About Collagen?
So, you’re at the cosmetics counter and the anti-wrinkle product you’re thinking of buying contains collagen and claims it can build collagen, resulting in firmer, less-wrinkled skin. That sounds great, but is it really possible?
No! Putting collagen in a skin-care product may sound like it will help but it won’t. You can’t rebuild the collagen in your skin by smearing some product that contains collagen on your skin. Collagen as an added ingredient in a moisturizer can’t make more collagen or bond to the collagen already in your skin. It just isn’t possible, no matter what the claims on the label say. It is like saying eating more muscle meat will build your biceps.
Your skin does need collagen because it gives your skin its strength, resilience, and structure. The truth is your skin actually loves making collagen already! It’s when the collagen becomes damaged by the seven reasons above that wrinkles begin to appear. Topically applied collagen won’t fix the problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help repair the damage and bring your skin to a healthier, younger-looking state.
Any anti-wrinkle product worth your time and money is one that can help your skin function as younger skin. Keep in mind that to accomplish that, it takes an entire skin-care routine, (such as Duplicell’s Essential Day/Night Beauty Kit, in addition to a regular cleansing/SPF regimen for starters), not just one product. Carefully choose skin-care products that include ingredients that can put back into skin what it has lost, ingredients that help generate normal cells, and protect those cells are what you need to look for.
A couple more facts you need to know :
There are very few “miracle vitamins,” plant extracts, or any other ingredients anywhere in the world that can change one wrinkle on your face. Looking for a hokey ingredient, with no real science behind it, just leads to disappointment. Just like your diet requires a variety of foods for you to be healthy, your skin is best off with multi-pronged approach to repair damage, strengthen its barriers, and make healthy collagen.
There are thousands of anti-wrinkle products available around the world with claims that are either misleading or just plain false about what they can do for your skin. Look for products that provide research to support anti-wrinkle claims.
If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry! The Duplicell Team can help you.
The Duplicell line of products is a safe and effective topical intervention that can reduce the clinical and histological effects of photo-aging and chronological aging. At Duplicell, we are committed to using the highest quality ingredients and the latest cutting-edge technology to bring you the best anti-wrinkle products ever produced. Click here to see the full Duplicell line, including money saving Beauty Kits, and try Duplicell for yourself.
The Duplicell Team
We hope you have enjoyed this weeks post and thanks for reading. Till next time…
Note: The information provided here, and on duplicell.com is informational in nature and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.