If you have wrinkles you would like to get rid of or at least reduce in appearance, it’s important to know what causes wrinkles in the first place. First and foremost, as we age our bodies make less collagen which is what makes our skin soft and supple. With less collagen, we get wrinkles. With aging and sun exposure we lose collagen. Once the skin begins to get wrinkles, it becomes fragile, loses elasticity and becomes thinner.
The production of collagen
Collagen must be made by the body. There are some skin care products containing ingredients that can encourage collagen growth inside the body and those ingredients include:
- Renova or Retin-A, a prescription based product, also called Tetinoin.
- The alpha hydroxyl acid, Glycolic acid, in some products used for skin care. The product needs to have a free concentration greater than 10% if it is to promote the creation of collagen.
- A 10% or greater concentration of Vitamin C in a skin care product is necessary for collagen building, and it must be in the L ascorbate form in an oxygen-free container.
Each of the collagen building ingredients have advantages and disadvantages associated with their use. They must also be used in a specific manner to avoid adverse reactions to their use. In understanding the advantages and disadvantages, you can better decide what ingredients will serve you best.
When it comes to wrinkle reduction, Vitamin C is an excellent choice when looking to reverse sun damage and wrinkle formation. However, the majority of products containing Vitamin C will fail to work because they are not formulated correctly. The way the product is manufactured and sealed in a container play a role in product efficacy.
If a product containing Vitamin C is going to be applied to wrinkles, it has to help in the creation of collagen and for it to do that it has to be in a stable L-ascorbate form as mentioned earlier, with a 3.4 pH or under. This is the level you will find in the Anti-Aging Professional Treatment Serum containing Vitamin C. Also note, the minute air comes into contact with Vitamin C in a skin care product it will begin to break down. This is why it’s so vital that you get your product in an air tight container.
Getting rid of wrinkles
Reducing wrinkles is simple. Use a product that contains Vitamin C at the right pH balance and in the appropriate stable form. The product also must be airtight. With this kind of skin care product, you can deal with skin that has been excessively exposed to UV lighting, environmental stress, and free radicals. Remember to avoid wrinkles – apply broad spectrum sunscreen daily.