Regardless of how well you take of your skin, aging is inevitable! If you don’t start with an anti-aging routine early enough, signs like wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, etc. start to show up sooner.
Here are 10 anti-aging antidotes that help to combat damage and restore the skin’s youthful glow – take a look:
1. Collagen Peptides
Collagen keeps your skin smooth and firm, and gives that “plumped up” appearance that makes skin look youthful. Natural collagen production decreases as you age, while external factors like sun exposure lead to breakdown of collagen too.
These are short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Most peptide creams help to stimulate collagen, which combats fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to get an extra dose of collagen in your skincare routine, try the anti-aging wellness drink – Original Crushes, formulated with Marine Collagen, Probiotics, Biotin, and organic Lucuma.
Resveratrol binds with metal ions, and negates their ability to generate free radicals, which boost cellular turnover and enable fibroblasts. It also helps to create new and healthy collagen. This ingredient works at a cellular level to reverse the damage caused by free radicals that lead to skin aging. It protects the skin from UV damage and other environmental aggressors too.
Ceramides help to keep the skin barrier strong and healthy, while locking moisture into the skin. The more hydrated your skin is, the softer, suppler, and younger it will look. Even those with sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema can use ceramides, as they can effectively keep irritants out.
Usually niacinamide is prescribed for those experiencing redness or irritation, and particularly for those suffering from rosacea. It is a form of vitamin B3 that soothes inflamed skin and works well for all skin types. However, it has anti-aging benefits too – it brightens skin tone and eradicates pigmentation.
5. Coenzyme Q10
The potent antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (vitamin Q) provides the foundation required for younger looking skin. It helps to protect elastic tissue and collagen that shape your skin. Apart from using topical creams, you can take a supplement to increase your natural coenzyme Q10 levels that diminish with age. Meanwhile, do try this Sampler Crush Kit to boost collagen – it contains 1 Matcha Crush, 1 Turmeric Crush, and 2 Original Crushes.
6. Glycolic Acid
It penetrates deeply into the skin and draws out impurities to improve skin tone, texture, and size of pores. It also increases levels of elastin and collagen, which helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
7. Hyaluronic Acid
This is a humectant, which attracts water to skin, replenishes its moisture content, and prevents further loss. It not only moisturizes skin, but helps to plump it up and combat signs of aging.
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, enhances the rate of cell turnover, which makes it one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients when it comes to targeting fine lines, blemishes, and damage due to sun exposure.
Don’t forget to consult a dermatologist before trying any anti-aging product – you must be sure if it is suitable for your skin type or not.
9. Green Tea
You must have heard that warm green tea is great for the digestive system and helps you relax at the same time. The healing medicinal properties of the leaf have anti-aging benefits, as they redound to phytochemicals, which are known as polyphenols – it is the stimulant that energizes aging skin. Green tea is an antioxidant as well – it repairs damage caused due to oxidation.
You can try Crushed Tonic's Matcha Crushes for the green tea powers and the collagen content of the skin!