Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Magic Inside Your Skin


Magic Inside Your Skin
By Doctor Anna Margolina 


Photo: Magic Inside Your Skin
By Doctor Anna Margolina
Would you like to find a magical wand that could erase your wrinkles and make your skin smooth and supple again? Who wouldn't? However, when it comes to skin rejuvenation, your best hope is the magic that resides inside your own skin. It is this magic that helped you to maintain a healthy, smooth and glowing complexion when you were a child (even though you weren't particularly careful about exposing yourself to a multitude of environmental factors such as sun, wind, dry air, mud and perhaps too many sweets).
Yet, your skin remained healthy and smooth thanks to robust reparative mechanisms. Every two weeks your upper skin layer would exfoliate, allowing new, young cells to emerge. Your skin's repair cells fibroblasts were busy producing new collagen and elastin as well as destroying damaged and worn out fibers. Your dermal layer was always filled with water-binding glycosaminoglycans, while your upper skin layer was rich with the Natural Moisturizing Factor. And every time your skin got damaged, a team of repair cells would promptly restore its beauty and integrity. If your repair mechanisms still worked at this level, you wouldn't have any wrinkles and you could stop caring about UV-rays or dry air. However, as we age, our repair mechanisms lose their vitality.
1) Our skin starts exfoliating every 4 or 5 weeks, instead of 2 weeks. After the age of 50, it can slow down even more.
2) Our fibroblasts produce less collagen and elastin.
Some hints to help you choose and evaluate your cosmetics
3) Damaged proteins accumulate and impede the production of new ones
4) The skin has less of a Natural Moisturizing Factor and becomes dry and coarse
5) The skin's repair cells become less efficient at repairing damage
6) Inflammation increases, while wound healing decreases.
When you look at this list, you understand why you really don't want more damage from cosmetic products and why you need to look for those ingredients that work by activating and restoring your skin's own natural repair mechanisms. Only by assisting the skin in restoring its own reparative systems will you be able to combat the signs of aging and achieve a youthful and radiant look.
Would you like to find a magical wand that could erase your wrinkles and make your skin smooth and supple again? Who wouldn't? However, when it comes to skin rejuvenation, your best hope is th

e magic that resides inside your own skin. It is this magic that helped you to maintain a healthy, smooth and glowing complexion when you were a child (even though you weren't particularly careful about exposing yourself to a multitude of environmental factors such as sun, wind, dry air, mud and perhaps too many sweets).
Yet, your skin remained healthy and smooth thanks to robust reparative mechanisms. Every two weeks your upper skin layer would exfoliate, allowing new, young cells to emerge. Your skin's repair cells fibroblasts were busy producing new collagen and elastin as well as destroying damaged and worn out fibers. Your dermal layer was always filled with water-binding glycosaminoglycans, while your upper skin layer was rich with the Natural Moisturizing Factor. And every time your skin got damaged, a team of repair cells would promptly restore its beauty and integrity. If your repair mechanisms still worked at this level, you wouldn't have any wrinkles and you could stop caring about UV-rays or dry air. However, as we age, our repair mechanisms lose their vitality.
1) Our skin starts exfoliating every 4 or 5 weeks, instead of 2 weeks. After the age of 50, it can slow down even more.
2) Our fibroblasts produce less collagen and elastin.
Some hints to help you choose and evaluate your cosmetics
3) Damaged proteins accumulate and impede the production of new ones
4) The skin has less of a Natural Moisturizing Factor and becomes dry and coarse
5) The skin's repair cells become less efficient at repairing damage
6) Inflammation increases, while wound healing decreases.
When you look at this list, you understand why you really don't want more damage from cosmetic products and why you need to look for those ingredients that work by activating and restoring your skin's own natural repair mechanisms. Only by assisting the skin in restoring its own reparative systems will you be able to combat the signs of aging and achieve a youthful and radiant look.

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