April 10, 2013

Options for Aging Skin

Adult acne and scarring from acne is really lousy on your self esteem. Especially in women, changes in skin elasticity and dryness can be worsened with the cessation of child bearing years menopause. These hormonal changes can result in acne even for those ladies who never suffered with it as teenagers.

If it isnt acne that is your issue, its increasingly dry skin and progression of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, its inevitable. One usually tries various products from the drug store that promise younger, healthier skin. For some, simple drug store brand products just arent enough and a visit to a specialist is in order.

Whether you are trying to decrease the amount of acne break outs you experience or deal with those fine lines around eyes and mouth, you may find yourself considering cosmetic surgery. If its an option, emotionally or financially, thats great. But for the rest of us, you might consider Obagi skin care for facial procedures.

Obagi has several options for ladies who want to look younger, get rid of acne or freckle prone skin. Obagi Nu-Derm is a system of products you use to accelerate the turn over of new skin cells. This creates a younger, fresher look with the production of these newer skin cells.

For more information on Obagi, and reviews of the products available, visit Obaging.com

Discover Facial Skin Care Ingredients That Work

If you have spent any amount of time looking for facial skin care products, you know there are literally thousands of products to choose from. You can find them advertised on the internet, in your favorite magazine and every home shopping channel on cable.

So the problem isnt finding a facial skin product, its choosing one thats useful for your skin and a good value for your money.

The most effective facial products will contain natural ingredients that hydrate and heal your skin. On the product label, these ingredients should be at the beginning of the list. If not, then there isnt enough of the ingredient to be of use.

Be careful of some commonly used oils that are not good for your skin. The one most frequently used is mineral oil. This oil clogs your pores and prevents your skin from breathing. It can also cause acne flare ups because of the toxins that get trapped in your skin. If used long enough, your skin will become dependent on mineral oil.

An unusual but valuable ingredient to look for is phytessence wakame. It comes from a specific type of Japanese sea kelp. Phytessence wakame stops an enzyme which causes hyaluronic acid to break down.

Hyaluronic acid is a component of your skin, which helps with tissue repair and lubrication. As the levels of the acid increase, your skin begins to look firm and healthy.

Another quality ingredient to look for in a facial care product is coenzymeQ10, or CoQ10. This is an antioxidant which is becoming more prevalent in skin care products.

CoQ10 helps your skin to produce collagen. The most valuable form of CoQ10 is the naturally derived nano-lipid form. This form penetrates deep into your skin to destroy free radicals.

Free radicals are destructive molecules that break down your skins ability to maintain its structure and firmness.

Manuka honey is an antioxidant from New Zealand. It has strong healing and rejuvenating properties. In addition, manuka honey is able to get deep into the layers of your skin and help your skin in the creation of stronger collagen.

Collagen is part of the support pattern that gives your skin that firm, young look.

A new ingredient that is found in some of the best skin products is Cynergy TK™. This ingredient stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin in your skin. As elastin increases in your skin, your wrinkles begin to fade. Cynergy TK™ also helps your body to produce new skin cells

There are several other ingredients to look for if you are searching for facial care products, some of which I discuss at my website. However, it is just as important that you learn about the ingredients to avoid that can be found in those products.