Peptides and your skin
What Peptides Do to Your Skin?
Skin ageing is an inevitable process. It is triggered by intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. Intrinsic ageing is a biological natural process associated with our genes, metabolism, and hormones, resulting in fine wrinkles, rough skin and dryness, and thinning of the skin. Extrinsic ageing is associated with long term accumulation of external factors such as pollution, sunlight, smoking, and dust, which can lead to pigmentation, dryness, dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging of skin.
Reactive oxygen species formed by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors triggers the cascade of biochemical reactions within the skin, which increase the degradation of collagen and elastin and decrease their production resulting in the breakdown of the dermal matrix.
Antiaging skincare products are on the boom these days. Among which peptides are providing marvelous anti-ageing benefits.
What are peptides?
Peptides or polypeptides are naturally occurring molecules in our skin. Peptides are made up of chains of amino acids. They serve as a building block for proteins such as collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the foundation of the skin. They provide strength, resilience, and texture to the skin. When applied topically to the skin, they absorbed in the skin and act like a little messenger and trigger the skin cells to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Benefits of peptides:Reduce the wrinkling of the skin
By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, peptides help our skin to become firm and plumper. It reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkling of the skin.
Improve Skin Barrier.
The skin barrier is the body natural line of defense against the invading bacteria, ultraviolet rays from the sunlight. It gets damaged by the pollution, ultraviolent radiations and even poor sleep.
Peptides by increasing production of collagen, help to improve the skin barrier.
Increase elasticity of the skin
Peptides increase the production of elastin. Our skin becomes hard and stiff due to the decrease in production elastin. Peptides make your skin more elastic, firmer, and tauter.
Can treat acne:
Researchers have shown us that some of the peptides have the properties to kill the bacteria that can cause acne. By its anti-microbial properties, peptides have proven itself for the treatment of Acne.
Peptides have proven themselves for treating damaged skin. It can reduce the inflammation, repair damaged skin and can even out skin tone.
How to use peptides?
Peptides are essential for fighting the antiaging process. Peptides should be a part of your daily routine and can be used with other skincare products like antioxidants and moisturizers to increase its effectiveness.
Always consult your dermatologist in case of any rash by applying the topical peptides.