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Common anti-aging skincare questions

by Tammy Doering on August 13, 2020

- how early should I start using anti aging products

    - your skin is full of collagen when you’re young 

    - however as you start getting older your production begins to decline (age 21)

    - it is not recommended to start using anti-aging products under the age of 21

    - however it is important to get in the habit of good skin care while young so it’s easier to create a good habit when your young, it will save you thousands of dollars in the future! 

    - the right anti aging product will increase collagen production and elasticity in the skin 



- why should I use anti aging products 

    - as you get older, everyone gets tired of seeing new wrinkles and lines pop up 

    - this happens because your skin loses elasticity due to the collagen loss we mentioned earlier 

    - the correct anti aging cream will contain the ingredients necessary for adding this back to your skin - Dead Sea Minerals, Marine Collagen Peptides, MSM, Niacinamide. Aloe Vera, d-alpha Tocopherols, Vitamin B5 to name a few.

    - over time these can help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and add elasticity back to your skin 



- what time of day to use anti aging products 

    - night time is the best time to use anti aging products, this is so they can soak into the skin without the presence of makeup

    - during the day you want to use products that will protect your skin from the free radicals in the air 

    - typical anti aging products with skin damaging ingredients often cause the skin to be overly sensitive to the sun 

    - when using an anti aging product you want to use all natural ingredients because this is something getting very close to your eyes



- what ingredients to avoid in anti aging creams 

    - AHA

       - can cause skin irritation, redness, swelling, and skin discoloration

       - a chairman of the US cancer prevention coalition called them one of the   most dangerous cosmetic products on the market 

       - they strip the skin of its protective surface which absorbs long-wave uv           radiation from the sun

    - DEA, MEA, TEA

       - accumulates in the liver and kidney which can cause organ toxicity

       - can also cause possible neurotoxic effects like tremors

    - mineral oil

       - creates a barrier effect on the skin that can clog pores

       - can damage the skin barrier and cause more water loss

    - parabens 

       - believed to disrupt the hormone function be mimicking estrogen

       - too much estrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and           growth of tumors

    - PEG 

       - allows harmful ingredients to pass through the skin 

    - phthalates 

       - chemicals linked to endocrine disruption

       - causes developmental and reproductive toxicity

       - also causes cancer

    - propylene glycol

       - strong skin irritant

       - can inhibit skin cell growth and damage cell membranes leading to the           growth of tumors and cancer

       - causes rashes, dry skin, and surface damage

    - butylene glycol 

       - a surfactant that penetrates the skin so quickly it can weaken the           protein and cellular structure

    - siloxanes 

       - a known endocrine disruptor 

       - very toxic 

       - have the potential to be bioaccumulate in aquatic animals

    - SLS & SLES 

       - strips the skin of natural oils

       - this causes dry skin, irritation, and can lead to allergic reactions

       - can cause bouts of eczema,  irritate the eyes and thin hair production

    - synthetic fragrances 

       - made from chemicals harmful to human health

       - a lot of the time contains known carcinogens which can lead to cancer

    - triclosan  

       - associated with a decrease in the levels of thyroid hormones

       - some studies have shown concern that exposure to it can increase the           likelihood that bacteria will develop a resistance to antibiotics 

- who can I trust?
      - find a small USA manufacturer and interview them. Ask about their ingredients
      - ask about their sources
      - look at their hair, skin + nails!
      - how long have they been formulating

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