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Who Else Wants to Slow the Aging Process Naturally?

Apr 4, 2008
The use of anti-aging skin care products has grown enormously over the last two decades. This is due primarily to the fact we are all living longer and want to continue looking younger as we age. The skin care industry uses beauty products that increase the synthesis of the protein collagen, the main protein in skin which becomes less elastic as we age.

Almost 25 percent of the protein in skin is actually collagen. Most anti-aging products (collagen included) fall into a category of natural everyday products we all use. Called antioxidants, they help flush out toxins from the body and help reduce the signs of aging.

Probably the best known of these anti-oxidants is vitamin C although no-one really knows just how much we should have each day. The main problem when using any skin care treatments which use vitamin C is that oxidization can occur as soon as they have contact with the air.

Other skin care treatments which mimic the effects of vitamin C are being tried all the time which are hoped to be more stable in the atmosphere and also cheaper to produce. Although these products are good, they cannot actually compare with vitamin C but fortunately vitamin E and alpha-lipoic acid are also anti-oxidants so can be used to gain the same effect.

The body uses vitamin E as an antioxidant and to increase the natural defense we have against sickness; it helps build resistance against infection like cancer for example. Another of these is lipoic acid which is found in every cell of our body to help generate energy for us to live; it can help reverse much of the damage caused to the skin by aging.

Phytochemicals form the other category of anti-aging skin care products which are special chemicals that are extracted from plants with a variety of that are used in skin care today. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of certain types of cancer, such as prostate, breast and colon cancer. These are some of the most common (and increasingly so) cancers in the world today.

It has also been discovered that there are anti-aging benefits to vitamins B5, B6 and B12. The field of anti-aging skin care products is vast and needs a great deal more research. While a great deal has been learned about this subject, it is only the tip of the iceberg. However, research is moving forward rapidly and it is only a matter of time before a new generation of products becomes available.

In time it is hoped that less expensive and more reliable anti-aging skin care products will become available for a larger number of people to use. A person should never accept that everything science devises in relation to skin care and anti-aging is always going to be the best. It is doubtful if science can replace natural skin care remedies. Regular sleep patterns, exercise, a good healthy diet and less stress will all contribute to reducing the signs of aging.
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