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Skin Tone Revitalization

As the average age in our country continues to rise, much of the population has become increasingly interested in looking and feeling younger. Unfortunately, our skin becomes thinner as we age and a natural decrease in skin elasticity often has a negative impact on the skin tone in critical areas of the face. Ultimately, the formation of free radicals will lead to the breakdown of collagen fibers resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin and a sagging facial appearance.

Under ideal circumstances, your skin naturally produces antioxidants to protect the skin against free radical attacks. But, in situations where excessive sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition or a lack of routine skin care is present, free radicals can quickly lead to premature skin aging. Fortunately, research has shown that topical application of skin tone products containing antioxidants can counter this imbalance and protect your skin against the oxidative stresses caused by the scavenging free radicals.

Skin tone creams that contain vitamin C can be effectively used to treat wrinkles by influencing the body’s natural formation of collagen. Additionally, products with resveratrol (a compound found in grapes, nuts and fruits) have also been proven to have anti-aging benefits that protect skin cells from damaging environmental agents such as UVA rays while inhibiting UVB-mediated oxidative stress. Many dermatologists now believe topical applications of resveratrol is more efficient at protecting the dermal matrix than more expensive antioxidant drugs used in popular anti-wrinkle creams.

Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A that works to speed skin cell turnover and produces a smoother, younger looking skin. As a result, this can decrease discoloration, fine lines and surface roughness to provide a more even skin tone for important areas of the face. Clinical studies have shown the results of tretinoin use is more dramatic when coupled with a consistent skin care program. Since the medication can make your skin more sun-sensitive, you should apply a good sunscreen, wear a hat or avoid excessive sun exposure while using a skin tone cream.

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