Peptides – Reduce Signs of Aging Skin

Using skin care products that include peptides can help reduce signs of aging skin.

Peptides, when applied daily and diligently, will eventually yield anti-aging skin results. Time and patience are required, and your skin type and skin condition help determine how successful your outcome might be.

A peptide is the name given to chains of amino acids that help promote growth of cells and tissues in your body. Skin care products that contain peptides may encourage collagen production and help to tighten skin as well. Collagen, which we lose as we age, keeps skin tight and smooth and having collagen stimulated by peptides is one of the big benefits of peptides in skin care.

The two most common peptides in skin care are Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

Products with Palmitoyl Oligopeptide should be used for up to a month before any results show. Skin care products containing this peptide may help reduce wrinkles and sagging skin.

Products with Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 help reduce redness and skin inflammation.

Other peptides in skin care products include Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 for collagen stimulation, and Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 helps muscles relax to minimize wrinkles.

When choosing skin care products with peptides, you can choose from a cream or a serum. Creams may not allow the skin to absorb the peptides as well as serums. So if you choose a serum, you may have better anti-aging results.

If peptides are something you want to include in your skin care routine, see your dermatologist or aesthetician to see which product might be best for your skin type.

Contact Northstar Dermatology for more information about peptides and how they can reduce signs of aging. Your neighborhood Northstar dermatologist is happy to consult with you regarding peptide options for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

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