Every woman desires youthful, firm, and radiant skin.
Cosmetic products promise visible results after just a few uses. New ingredients for regenerating and rejuvenating the skin are constantly appearing on the market. What is the secret of young-looking skin?
What are peptides?
Retinol, ceramides, collagen, or niacin; may sound unfamiliar, but it is important to know their effects on the skin when choosing cosmetic products. The term peptides is increasingly used in the cosmetics industry. So what is it all about? Peptides are a compound of amino acids and, at the same time, the primary building block of the skin. Peptides are responsible for skin elasticity. They penetrate the skin’s lower layer and thus create proteins such as collagen or elastin. With a lack of peptides, the skin loses its elasticity, forming wrinkles.
Skin aging is a natural process that can be reduced using the right products. Peptides are a real boost for tired and dull skin, but they can fight skin aging. This is why you should include them in your morning and evening routine. Peptides can be found in day, night, and eye creams, as well as serums. These are usually more expensive than traditional cosmetic products, but a more significant investment will be more elastic and younger skin.
Peptides have, in addition to rejuvenating effects, other benefits that will undoubtedly convince you that you need to incorporate them into your daily skincare routine. They serve as a protective shield that protects the skin from bacteria, UV radiation, and pollution. They are also able to restore the skin barrier and reduce skin inflammation. Cosmetics containing peptides are also suitable for people with acne because they are antimicrobial. People prone to dry and irritated skin will appreciate it because they retain moisture inside the cells, so the skin remains hydrated.
Today, many products on the market contain effective peptides. Naturally, it is very difficult to choose the right one. To start with just one product, it is definitely a night cream. It enters the skin at night and, therefore, is more efficient on the skin. However, remember that miracles will not happen immediately, even if you choose a product containing peptides. It is important to use such products regularly, and it is also necessary to combine them with other active ingredients, such as antioxidants or hyaluronic acid.
Text: Michaela Miňová, photo: unsplash.com