It's true that aging is normal and a natural fact of life. But there are ways to age that do not necessarily mean having to endure some of the unsightly repercussions. A person can enter their elder years still sound of mind and body,.
Cosmeceuticals are products that fall somewhere between products taken for cosmetic purposes and those taken for medicinal purposes. A lot of cosmeceuticals are based on vitamin A, which is a main ingredient in many lotions, creams or gels that treat signs of aging in the skin.
These products go by such names as Retinol or Tretinoin. Vitamin A helps make the dermis, the second layer of skin, suppler. It stimulates the body to produce more of its own collagen and elastin, which are springy proteins that help keep the skin youthful and hydrated.
Vitamin A also supports the circulation of the blood through the skin. It helps the skin slough off dead skin cells and make way for fresh, new ones. This process, called exfoliation, also keeps the skin even-toned. Vitamin A supports the health of the skin cells in the epidermis, which in turn helps the skin fight the damage caused by ultraviolet light. It also reduces areas of hyper pigmentation and fights pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis.
Facial serums are also part of Fusion RX’s anti-aging regimen. Unlike creams and lotions, serums are light, and the skin absorbs them quickly. Most of them have no oils and are water-based. What serums do tend to have are ingredients such as peptides and antioxidants.
Peptides are chains of amino acids that help get moisture into the skin and help the skin heal from damage. Antioxidants are chemicals that protect the skin against damage by free radical molecules, which are hungry oxygen molecules that strip electrons away from other molecules. Serums also have ingredients that brighten the skin, such as hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that is found in all living things and helps lock moisture into the skin.
The one thing about serums is that they're expensive, but a tiny amount can go a long way.
At Fusion RX, we know that it's never too early to start on an anti-aging regimen, which is why our compounded treatments are suitable for patients of all ages. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you age gracefully, and healthily.
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