Anti-Aging Skin Care

As the body ages, skin cell turnover slows down. This decrease in fresh cell reproduction, plus due to the lasting effects of sun exposure, gravity and years of smiling, frowning, chewing and squinting, the skin's elasticity - especially on our faces - begins to break down. As a result, fine lines, crow's feet, age spots and wrinkles appear on the thin areas of our hands, foreheads, around the eyes and mouth, and on the cheeks and neck.

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Understandably anti-aging skin care is a multi-million dollar industry. The most popular anti-aging skin care products include non-invasive anti wrinkle creams, skin lightener products and skin tightening creams.

Skin care also recently welcomed a line of products referred to as "cosmeceuticals" (a hybrid of the words "cosmetic" and "pharmaceutical"). Cosmeceuticals are cosmetics with biologically active ingredients such as anti-wrinkle creams with cellular enhancing ingredients such as alpha lipoic acid and a variety of vitamins with supposed anti-aging properties.

Most non-invasive anti-aging methods include creams that are specially formulated with ingredients thought to help induce blood circulation underneath the skin's surface and provide extra nutrients to the skin - therefore extending and repairing skin elasticity.

However, some individuals are willing to take almost any drastic means to keep their youth in tact.

Most severe quests for the fountain of youth include plastic surgeries such as:

Botox Injections
Chemical Peels
Dermal Fillers
Detoxification of Skin Cells
Face Lifts
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Resurfacing

Any type of cosmetic surgery can be risky and costly business, but when it's performed by a professional physician most are safe, fast and provide dramatic results. Regardless of your skin type, many in their early 20's use some type of anti-aging skin care product in their daily skin care regimen.

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