Today I went to Walmart and I was LOST in the beauty Isle:(
I was lost and confused….all the products and all the different options and all the promises and all the price differences…WOW in my 30’s I find myself feeling overwhelmed and I have no choice but to do more research!!
I will never feel so un-informed and confused in a WALMART !! lol
I decided to do my research and after reading many websites and some beauty books , medicine books and asking around almost 5 hours worth of research I have come to my must have list:
ingredients to keep your youthful best face foward:look for these in products
1) Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs):They usually are in form of glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids.Reduces fine lines, irregular pigmentation and age spots.
2) Beta-hydroxy acid
-( BHA )♥ is less irritating than AHAs. It provides same improvement. Only thing is you need to use BHA for 6 months to see results.BHA improves texture & color. It also helps with Acne & Wrinkling, roughness, skin damaged due to ultraviolet sun radiation.It works as an exfoliant and loosens the dead skin cells & this allows growth of new skin. NEw skin means glowy supple youthful skin!
3) Coenzyme Q10-(CoQ10)-this comes in Oil form, like in Body Lotions. Antioxident it helps stop harmful free radicals, these are one of the causes of aging.
The body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. But Aging, stress and some medications can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. When this happens skin may be more prone to damage by free radicals.
CoQ10 boosts skin repair and regeneration this reduces free radical damage. So In other words CoQ10 is like a defence against aging! Arm yourself, get lotion for body with CoQ10!
4) Retinol (vitamin A): If you have sensitive skin Vitamin A or Retinol works best than other anti-aging ingredients.
It has great skin penetrating properties and helps produce collagen and elastin. This Vitamin A improves mottled pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and your skin’s hydration level.
5.) L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C): This is the only stable form of Vitamin C. Once inside the skin it stimulates collagen synthesis and provides sun protection. It stays in the skin for up to 72 hours, and protects the skin by neutralizing free radicals, which destroy skin leaving it wrinkled , parched, and looking dull. Vitamin C reduces fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin supple!6) Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid controls the aging process. It is admired by many scientists and still being studied, Our bodies naturally make this. And can be found in Skin care products.
Hyaluronic acid ‘s Purpose is to cushion and lubricate joints and tissues in our bodies.
Skin care products with hyaluronic acid are used to treat wrinkled skin.You can increase it by increasing estrogen consumption.
(in next lesson on skin i will talk about estrogen)7). Copper Peptides
: Copper peptides promote collagen and elastin production . they act as an antioxidant. Copper-dependent enzymes increase the benefits of the body’s natural tissue building processes. It has excellent results over wrinkles and sagging skin. They also remove damaged collagen and elastin from scar tissues by activating the skin’s metabolism.
: This is probably the best ingredient for anti-aging effects. It not only repairs past damage but helps fight future skin damage. Skin will have a radiant glow and reduced visible wrinkles and reducing fine lines!!Alpha-lipoic acid comes in water and oil formulas depending which type allows easy skin penetration. Water for oily type skins and oily for dry skin types. thats why this is one of the best in the fight against wrinkles! A.L .Acid find it!
9). DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol): Our brain produces DMAE but it’s also found in anchovies, salmon and sardines. It boosts the production of acetylcholine which regulates brain functioning. In skin care products it has shown fantastic results in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Salmon is my favorite Simple healthy dinner plate, along with greens and small portion of smashed potatos OMG love it!♥