Retinoids – How They Help Prevent Aging Signs?
By Marilynn Syrett
Published 11/11/2009 | Beauty
The skin care aisle is lined with a variety of anti aging skin care products, all claiming to be better than the others. However, not all of them deliver the promised results as well. Therefore, you need to be extremely careful while choosing your skin care products and ensure that they contain the right blend of ingredients that would help against your skin condition.
Retinoids are very popular anti aging ingredients. Known for its powerful wrinkle-healing properties, it has been used extensively in anti aging formulations. They are derivatives of Vitamin A that provide the skin with a whole range of anti aging benefits. Retinol and Tretinoin are popular forms of retinoids. Here are some ways how they can help your skin:
Retinoids made an entry in the skin care market in the early 1970s as an effective acne treatment. However, when applied on the skin topically, it began showing other benefits as well. Patients reported a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, less discoloration and smoother and more radiant skin. Retinoids are extensively used in anti aging skin care products. Researchers have established that retinoids penetrate deep within the skin cells, unlike other wrinkle creams, and work on the molecular level. As a result, the skin becomes intrinsically smooth and wrinkle-free.
Reduction in Aging Signs
Retinoids not only rejuvenate the skin but also helps to repair it efficiently. They are considered as a power-house anti aging treatment that provides relief against almost all the signs of aging and prevents premature aging of the skin. They not only reduce wrinkles and fine lines but also bring visible improvement in dull and sagging skin. It diminishes the roughness and fades away brown spots and hyperpigmentation.
Increased Collagen Production
Collagen fibers within the skin cells are responsible for the skin resilience. This is what gives the skin its youthful appearance by supporting the skin structure and keeping it firm and smooth. However, the levels of collagen in the skin depletes with age and sun exposure. As a result, the skin becomes rough and starts sagging. Retinoids prevents photo-aging and help stimulate the production of collagen. It also helps to normalize skin cells that begin to act erratically in due course of the aging process. As a result, there is a significant reduction in the wrinkles and fine lines.
Prevention of Acne
Retinoids are excellent exfoliants that serve to remove the layer of dead skin cells from the surface and reveal fresh new cells from underneath. As a result, it keeps the skin radiant andyounger looking. They remove all the dead skin cells that cause whiteheads, blackheads and clogged skin pores. In addition, they also serve to control the oil production in the skin. As a result, it keeps a check on any acneic developments on the skin.
Treatment of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition where skin cells grow too quickly. Because retinoids have the ability to normalize cell activity, it is a very effective treatment for psoriasis. Tazarotene is a well-known retinoid that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a psoriasis treatment.
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Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a dedicated researcher of skin care cosmetics
and their effectiveness on the skin. She has authored several skin care articles and reviewed many anti aging skin creams
at her blog.