What’s in Your Skin Care Products?

There are many skin care products and lines to choose from, it is hard to determine which is the best one for aging skin. We are taking a closer look at anti aging skin care treatments. What is the best ingredients to look for when choosing your skin care products?

Our expert contributor and dermatologist, Cynthia Bailey, explains why Glycolic acid is an important ingredient in your anti aging skin care product. Learn how it stops aging and will even help rejuvenate your skin, giving you a younger, healthier look.

Glycolic acid skin care products are the best non-prescription anti-aging wrinkle products you can use to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products are hands down the single most effective non-prescription anti aging skin care advance of our modern times (along with broad spectrum sunscreens). There are different types of AHAs and of them all glycolic acid gives the most incredible anti aging results for my dermatology patients. Glycolic acid is also inexpensive, versatile and natural (it comes from sugar cane) giving you even more reasons to love it for your anti aging skin care.

Scientific study has shown that glycolic acid treatment:

  • Increases epidermal thickness dramatically (a whopping 17%). Meaning it can reverse some of the skin thinning that happens with age.
  • Increases epidermal hyaluronic acid content (by an astounding 180%) and hyaluronic acid dermal content too (9%). Meaning your skin is plumper, the appearance of your wrinkles is lessened, your skin is less fragile, and it’s healthier because cells and nutrients can move around in it better.
  • Turns on the genes for making skin collagen (3 times greater than before). Meaning you might actually really get rid of some wrinkles because reversing wrinkles requires that your skin makes collagen in the dermis (the deeper part of your skin) below the epidermis (the top living layer).

It’s easy to add glycolic acid to your skin care regimen. Make sure you read the labels on the skin care products in your medicine cabinet. As always, it is best to consult with a doctor when changing any prescription products you’re currently using.

Cynthia Bailey MD, Dermatologis, DrBaileySkinCare.com

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