By Sophie Addison
Once upon a time, using a good moisturizer along with a face wash was all that needed to maintain a beauty routine. Occasional face packs followed by facial massage were preferred by women. But now the definition of skin care has changed. The beauty routine has become anti-aging routine. Slathering some facial cream is no more a norm rather beauty routine has taken a proactive route where the skin is nourished and protected against aging.
With anti-aging as the new mantra for this decade here are seven innovative anti-aging tips to improve the adult skin:
1. Melatonin boosts for aged skin
Many people think Retinols or Peptides for anti-aging effects and they do work but how many people can think of melatonin as an effective component that fights skin’s aging? The researchers from laboratory Arago, Banyuls say so. The researchers conducted an animal test that proved the beneficial effects of melatonin on first signs of aging.
The experiment was conducted on a nocturnal mammal (shrew) and by administering small doses of melatonin the research team found that the first signs of aging were delayed in the mammal by three months. Melatonin is naturally produced in our body during the night, and the hormone signals our brain to induce sleep. It also has antioxidant qualities. There are certain beauty serums and creams containing melatonin in the market that can be used.
2. Sleep right
Many studies suggest that women who sleep on their stomach and their sides often get sleep wrinkles. Sleeping on the wrong side over a period can cause wrinkles around eyes. The signs of aging caused by sleeping on the wrong side can be avoided by sleeping on the back and using an anti-wrinkle pillow.
3. Constant pursuing to drink water can age you
Drinking water from plastic bottles and straws may seem quite harmless but as per many beauty experts, women who purse to drink water from plastic bottles and straws may develop wrinkles faster. It not only leads to wrinkles around the mouth, but it can also aggravate the existing wrinkles making one appear older than they are. Instead of using straws and bottles to drink water, one can use a glass to gulp down water and stay hydrated.
4. Plant stem cells for anti-aging benefits
Many studies suggest that our skin’s outer layer constantly gets renewed so that new cells are grown. With advanced age, the regenerating abilities of the skin get diminished due to various internal and external factors.
Scientists opine that plant stem cells can be very beneficial for human stem cells by protecting them from getting destroyed. Plant stem cells also seem to stimulate the human stem cell’s regenerative abilities leading to renewed skin.
Now, many of the beauty products in the anti-aging market are incorporating the goodness of plant stem cells in their anti-aging products. One such example of an anti-aging product that has plant stem cells is the eye cream called genucel. The eye cream is designed to target wrinkles and eye bags that make one look really old.
Eyeseryl is the main ingredient in genucel that has plant stem cell extract. The product is said to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles around eyes instantly and improve the appearance by reducing the under eye bags and puffiness.
5. Anti-pollution serums and creams
For those using anti-aging creams and serums, the beauty market has something new to offer- the anti-pollution serums and creams. Our skin becomes dull and lifeless leading to wrinkles due to pollutants in the air. The free radicals present in the pollutants can strip our skin of its moisture leaving it dehydrated which can further worsen wrinkles and fine lines.
One of the main pollutants that cause dullness and dryness of the skin are found to be the carbon particles. Anti-pollution serums and creams contain certain elements that can repel the harmful carbon particles thereby protecting the skin.
6. The “berry” power
True to many plant based components that help fight the aging signs, dermatologists are optimistic about the powerful antioxidants present in Acai berry for anti-aging effects. Acai berry is known to contain an impressive amount of antioxidants compared any other fruits or vegetables. Antioxidants attack free radicals and protect the skin from the signs of aging. There are some anti-aging products with Acai Berry as one of the main ingredients in today’s beauty market.
7. Topical Botox
Many people believe that there is nothing that the Botox cannot do. Now, beauty consumers looking to treat the wrinkles and fine lines may be offered Botox that can be topically applied in the form of Botox wipe-on. Revance Therapeutics is working on the development of the wipe-on Botox – the injectable alternative to Botox.
Anti-aging service market is growing by leaps and bound. As per a market research conducted by the US-based agency that provides syndicated research- Transparency Market Research, in 2013 the global anti-aging market was worth 122.3 billion and it has a potential to reach $191.7 billion by the end of 2019.
Author Bio: Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines under eyes, weight loss and fitness news. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.