Tips on How to Tighten Sagging, Wrinkled Skin

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Tighten sagging wrinkled skinTo tighten sagging skin, you need a cream or lotion containing the most effective ingredients.  This is an issue that often accompanies the aging process.  So, most of the ingredients are found in anti-aging creams.  Here’s a look at some of the most effective ones.

Keratin

Keratin is a protein found in the skin’s outer layers.  If properly formulated, it can be picked up and used by the skin’s cells, according to researchers, when it is applied topically.

As it enters the skin’s cells, it pulls moisture along with it.  That is one of the functions of keratin; to absorb moisture and pull it into the cell.

Studies have shown that the … Read Full Article

What Vitamins are Good for Skin Problems?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

vitamins for skin problemsThe basic vitamins for skin problems are A, C and E.  But before you start taking a supplement or buy a cream containing them, read this article.  The advice could keep you from making the problem worse.

The benefits of A and E for the skin’s health are not well understood.  The benefits of C are well known.  So, let’s start with that.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a necessary cofactor for the body to produce strong collagen fibers.  You may have heard of collagen.  It is one of the things responsible for the skin’s elasticity, firmness and color.

As we age, collagen production slows down naturally.  During our youth, our … Read Full Article

Firming Aged Skin by Boosting Skin’s Collagen Content

Friday, February 18th, 2011

firming aged skinFirming aged skin can be difficult because of a lack of collagen.  Here you will learn about the role played by the simple protein and what you can do to increase your skin’s collagen content.

Collagen is a major component of the skin’s elastic fibers.  The fibers give your skin the ability to “snap back” into place after a pinch or stretch.  The fibers are located in the skin’s dermis layer.

Soluble collagen is also found in the skin’s epidermis, the outermost layer.  There is serves to make your skin’s appearance less translucent.  You can’t see through it.

The body produces collagen through a complicated process that took scientists decades to unravel.  … Read Full Article

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