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Skin Care : Skin Care Ingredients and Their Roles

May 20, 2008
These days with so many ingredients both natural and synthetic that goes into our skin care products, it is good to have at least some idea what they key ingredients are and the role they play. Equipped with this knowledge, you can at least narrow down your search when buying skin care products or to identifiy certain ingredients that may cause some allergic reactions to your skin.

There are many claims made about what skin care products can do, and some of them are not true. Though collagen is indeed the key to healthy and smooth skin, you can't get this by applying it to the surface of the skin. If one of the skin care ingredients listed is collagen, that's all well and good, but it is not going to do much good. Collagen must come from within the body or it's not going to benefit the skin. Many claim that this helps but you can't get the benefits from a topical lotion.

Silica is a trace mineral that will make the connective tissues, such as muscles, tendons, hair, and nails, stronger. It is important for healthy skin. If there is Silica deficiency in the body, the wounds of the skin will not heal as quickly. Silica is an ingredient in many good skin care products.

Zinc is a mineral, and one of the most important components of skin that is healthy. Acne may be a result of a zinc deficiency in the body. Zinc also controls the skins production of oil and can control hormones that bring about acne. Many health care products contain zinc, as it is very beneficial to the health of the skin.

These are a few of the most important ingredients in skin care products. If you have any skin problems, there are skin care products that can help you with those specific problems. Many of the ingredients listed above can also be found in supplements and various foods. The next time you are buying skin care products, look for the ingredients list and see if they have any of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants listed above. If they do, you know that your skin will be benefiting by the skin care product.
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