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Aging is inevitable.
The older we get the less our skin has that youthful glow, and the more we start looking into anti-aging solutions. But is it possible to get an anti-aging procedure without looking like you got work done?
Ipamorelin might be your answer to achieving visibly younger looking skin. Read on to find out everything you need to know about ipamorelin and peptide skin care.
Ipamorelin is actually a peptide, which simply means it's made up of five amino acids which copy the body's natural growth hormone or GH release. So Ipamorelin is basically a growth hormone releasing peptide or GHRP.
Peptides are the building block that creates protein. When amino acids join forces, the chain they make is called an amino peptide. When peptides are linked together, they create the basis for all protein.
The best protein for youthful looking skin, which now seems to be in everything is collagen. So peptides essentially replace collagen in the skin.
Collagen is below our epidermis, which is always showing because it's the outer layer of our skin. The dermis, which is a layer that holds nerves, blood vessels, fats, elastin (this is what makes your skin stretchy), and tons of collagen.
Collagen peptides actually make up about 80% of the dermis, and is what helps your skin look firm, smooth, and have that radiant glow we all want. Which is why everything from sheet masks to protein powder these days seems to have collagen in them.
When we are younger we produce collagen at a high rate that slows down the older we get. Once we turn 20, our body produces 1% fewer collagen peptides for skin each year. By the time we reach 40, collagen production completely stops.
Your existing collagen starts to break down in a process known as fragmenting. This happens due to some reasons we can control and some we can't, like aging. It's just inevitable.
There are also behavioral and environmental factors that cause your collagen to fragment. Factors like exposure to UV radiation and smoking.
So basically as your skin stretches with age, new collagen isn't there to keep your skin looking firm, smooth and youthful, which leads to wrinkles.
Bottom line: As your skin continues to stretch, new collagen isn't available to maintain the firm, smooth look it once had. That's where wrinkles come from.
Which is why peptides skin care can be the answer. Peptides are proteins like collagen which help defend your skin against aging. If you don't have peptides, you don't have collagen, and without collagen you get wrinkles.
You're probably already starting to see signs of aging, like wrinkles around your eyes, or dark spots on your skin. Don't worry, it's not too late.
Sure, the sooner you start an anti-aging treatment, the more effective it is. But the best way to reduce the signs of aging naturally is to encourage your skin to make collagen, which is possible with peptides skin care.
Applying natural peptides to your skin can actually help increase your body's production of peptides in the skin. Collagen molecules are actually too large to penetrate the skin, but peptides are small enough to get in there.
When you apply peptides topically, this encourages the skin to repair itself and can lead to the increased production of collagen peptides.
It's important to note that peptides are actually only a small piece of the puzzle that is anti-aging skin care. You also need to add healthy anti-aging habits into your life to help achieve that youthful glow. While you can't stop aging, a healthy lifestyle and consistent skin care regimen can help make your skin look it's best.
In addition to peptide skin care, here are some other things you can do you on your own to keep your skin looking young.
Yes, you've likely heard this before, but it's worth repeating. To quote the 1999 spoken word hit by Baz Luhrmann (yep, that Baz Luhrmann), "Wear sunscreen,
if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it."
Luhrmann was right, exposure to UV radiation (from tanning beds or natural sunlight) can break down collagen and make you look older. So make sure you use SPF moisturizer, every single day, even when it doesn't look sunny out.
Clean and moisturize your skin regularly. If you wear make-up, make sure to take it off at night, clean your skin and apply a good night cream. Keeping your skin moisturized at all times is key to achieving younger looking skin.
But also make sure you're kind and gentle to your skin. Our skin is sensitive and needs love, so never pull on your skin which can actually deteriorate collagen. Also, avoid using harsh skin products that irritate your skin.
Hydration is also key to good skin, so be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a ton of fruits and vegetables.
It's important that you keep your expectations realistic when it comes to peptide skin care. Peptides are not Botox.
Peptides cannot completely get rid of under eye bags, fill out lips or life your brows. But a small group of peptides known as neuropeptides has been shown to block signals in your nerves and facial muscles like Botox.
What you can expect from using peptide skin care regularly, is that your skin will steadily firm and smooth, making it more elastic. There's solid evidence that shows peptide skin care will increase production of your body's natural peptides.
Now that you know how peptide skin care works, it's time to find out if peptides are right for you. Peptide skin care in addition to maintaining healthy skin habits can really help your skin naturally look younger.
For more information on peptide skin care, be sure to check out our blog.