Dr. Christine Dierickx
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR AGING SKIN?
What are the essential skincare ingredients for aging skin? If you notice your skin is showing signs of aging, you might wonder what skincare will help your skin keep its young appearance. In this blog we discuss the essential ingredients to add to your skincare routine for aging skin and discover their benefits.
GLYCOL ACID: Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin and stimulates cell renewal. The slight peeling effect that can make the skin appear smoother and more even.
VITAMIN A: Vitamin A stimulates cell renewal. The benefits? Skin firming by stimulating collagen and elastin production as well as smoothing skin.
VITAMIN C: Vitamin C gives your skin another boost. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it fights harmful free radicals (toxins) that come in contact with your skin from external sources like UV radiation and air pollution. Free radicals can damage the skin, and applying topical vitamin C can combat free radicals and may improve the skin’s overall health.
CERAMIDES: Ceramides are essentially the glue that holds our skin cells together to keep our skin barrier intact and healthy. A healthy skin barrier helps seal in moisture and prevent moisture from leaving your skin.
HYALURONIC ACID: Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body produces naturally. This ability diminishes as you age. The result: visible loss of firmness and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid therefore has important properties to combat skin ageing.
PEPTIDES: When applied topically to the skin, peptides act as little messengers, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions such as building collagen and elastin, encouraging skin to look and act younger..
Would you like advice on choosing the right products? Make an appointment for a personalized skin health consult with Dr. Dierickx and be recommended medically proven skincare products designed to help you look your best.