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Tips that help reduce the effects time changes skin when choosing a facial cream

No one can stop time in its tracks but we can do a few things to help reduce the effects time has done to charge our skin. As people mature changes occur. Some may notice a loss in elasticity, while others notice wrinkles, sagging or even a leathery look to their skin. Older skin has a tendency to become thinner with a translucent look to it whole others experience darker or age spots from exposed areas to the sun.

What's all the fuss about alpha hydroxy acids?
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Our skin as a protective lipid layer, it fights outside elements of sorts to keep the skin as naturally nourished as possible. Over time, mature and aging skin thins out becoming more translucent changing nature’s natural protective lipid layer which is under the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin.

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is very helpful and can be found in many fruits as well as other foods we consume. Some of these foods that help our skin are:

  • Apple cider
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots
  • Buttermilk
  • Caster sugar
  • Cherries
  • Cream of tartar
  • Gooseberries
  • Grape juice
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Powdered milk
  • Raspberries
  • Sour cream
  • Sugar cane
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinegar
  • Yogurt

Finding a skin cream is also good. A cream that contains AHA has some benefits your skin needs that can help heal it. When looking for a skin cream with alpha hydroxy acid you want to also make sure it exfoliates moisturizes and refines.

When the skin is exfoliated it aids in the removal of deal skin cells as well as improving the skins appearance from wrinkles and fine lines. When it is moisturized it slows down the evaporation through the pores and actually helps lock in water molecules that keep skin healthy and healthy looking. Refining brings out an even skin tone that over time can fade age spots, keep the skin smooth and fade dark or reddish pigmentations that may have been caused by the sun or pollution in the air.

If you worry about the texture of your skin, soybean oil is very helpful. It penetrates the skin quickly and helps improve the texture and heal damaged areas. Soybean oil is rich in antioxidants. It is also a good source of B complex and E vitamins that work on mature skin to make it look younger longer.

Feel good about yourself and take care of your skin – eat the right foods and find the best cream possible to keep that healthy and young look to your skin!

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