Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why Replenishing Your Skin Is Essential

You know the saying, “Beauty is only skin deep”?  We’ll, that’s just not so.

Good skincare is essential if you want to age gracefully.  Your face is the first thing most people notice about you! As we age our skin loses increasing amounts of Collagen and Elastin which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Let’s face it, it’s embarrassing! Fortunately, this does not have to be permanent, as there are many things you can do to help improve the situation greatly.  We’ll save that for another article though.

The skin protects us from harmful substances entering our body, and it eliminates many toxins.  The skin also plays a major role in the immune system.  That being said, it’s not just the outer beauty we see, it’s maintaining your inner health and overall well being that is just as critical.  Start by keeping it simple. Good nutrition, drinking plenty of water, getting enough rest and always wear sunscreen.  Remember, sun exposure, inadequate water intake, and the natural aging process are all factors that lead to moisture depletion and dry skin.

Powerful Ingredients to look for to help the process along:

Start with the most abundant protein found in the body, Hydrolyzed Collagen, it provides the structural framework of your connective tissues to keep your skin firm and resilient, and your joints active and fluid.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) needed for adding moisture back into your body.

Chondroitin Sulfate to make skin more resilient and keep joint cartilage stronger.

Antioxidants are another important role in maintaining optimal health. These are molecules that neutralize free radicals.

All of these ingredients are necessary to help replenish and hydrate your skin.  Remember, as we age, collagen and elastin degenerate. Muscles shrink and lose mass. The mineral content in bones decrease.