As your skin starts to age, have you started to notice subtle changes in its tone, texture and structure? From having good skin as a younger person do you now see your face starting to look pale and sallow with the development of facial wrinkles? Does it seem as if several facial wrinkles have appeared from nowhere? Has the skin under your eyes become sunken and hollow?
I know that you are a person interested in only the best Anti Aging Skincare products. So you’ve probably noticed the explosion in these products over the last 10 – 15 years. And for persons looking to maintain youthful skin, it’s more important than ever to have knowledge about good Anti Aging Skin Care and how related products can work best to banish facial wrinkles.
What is Elastin?
Elastin is a protein found in the skin and other body tissues. The Elastin is present in the form of elastin fibre. Its presence in the skin is essential because elastin helps to keep skin flexible but tight. It also helps to keep our skin smooth if it is stretched for any reason. For example, when we open or close our mouth to talk, yawn or eat, the fact that our mouth can return to its resting position is due to the elastin in our skin. The elastin will allow skin to return to its normal shape after being “pulled”. Think also about how our skin reacts when we stretch our muscles; the skin’s elastin allows the smooth return of muscles back to their resting position.
In fact, wrinkles and “saggy skin” are the result of diminishing elastin fibres in the skin. The amount of elastin fibres in the skin decreases as we age, leading to the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Can Elastin be put back into the skin?
You may have noticed elastin as a key ingredient in anti aging skin care products. elastin can certainly have a beneficial effect on the skin because it may form a coating on the skin, helping your skin to better hold in moisture. In other words, elastin can have a hydrolyzing effect on your skin.
However, elastin creams will not provide your skin with that “bounce back” property. In other words, they will not entirely restore the skin’s flexibility or banish wrinkles. This is because Elastin molecules are too large to penetrate the skin’s outer layer. They will just skin on the surface of your skin, and that is why they will form a moisturizing coating. But elastin creams will not banish facial wrinkles!
Also, a lot of the elastin put into creams comes from other animals such as cows or birds. The possibility of introducing “foreign” proteins into the body may run the risk of possible serious consequences.
Can skin Replenish its own elastin Levels?
A far better strategy for maintaining good anti aging skin care would be to encourage the skin to replenish and maintain its own skin elastin levels. That way, your skin can maintain its youthful appearance and you are not introducing anything “foreign”.
Scientists and Cosmetologists have discovered a way of “blocking” the signals that the body sends to the skin to destroy its elastin as we age. By blocking these signals, the skin can start to replenish its own elastin levels.
In fact, some groups of Scientists have produced anti-aging skin care products which can return your skin elastin levels to that of an 18 – 20 year old! Within a matter of weeks, your skin’s Elastin levels can be returned to a youthful state, leaving it smoother, firmer and facial wrinkles greatly diminished.