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Understanding the Causes of Aging

December 5th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Research shows that there are three distinct types of aging: biological, extrinsic, and intrinsic.

Biological aging is the result of changes that occur naturally within the body. These changes are the result of a gradual shift in the balance of certain hormones and messenger molecules excreted by other glands and organs within the body.

Extrinsic aging consists of exposure to extreme weather conditions (cold, heat, wind) for long periods of time, smoking, pollutants, inappropriate cosmetics, as well as lack of skin care and protection.

Genetics and heredity are considered intrinsic aging and dictate the rate at which the body’s aging process progresses.

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November 12th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Skin is constantly regenerating new cells as old, dead layers are shed. For younger gentleman, this process takes roughly 30 days. But, as men grow older, their skin cells begin to revolt at the thought of shedding so efficiently and can require some encouragement – much like their libido.

Any good face scrub features a finely-kibbled ingredient that offers just the right amount of abrasion to effectively buff away any dead skin cells. In practice, this will reveal a fresh complexion and limit the chances of flaky skin. For environmental purposes, clients should avoid anything with plastic micro-beads – they cause real pollution issues for the world’s water sources.

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October 30th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Darlings of the media, vitamin A derived retinoids are the most commonly recognized ingredients on the market today. There is also much scientific supporting evidence that retinoids are very effective at treating the visible signs of skin aging. The vast range of vitamin A derivatives include, but are not limited to, retinoic acid (Retin-A, Renova), retinol, isotretinoin (Accutane), tazarotene, and adapaline.
Generally contact irritation reactions will occur when first using products formulated with retinoids; however, these reactions may resolve in a matter of weeks with regular usage. Photosensitivity can also be an issue, so it is recommended that sunscreen is worn daily.
Products formulated with vitamin A and retinoids must also adhere to strict manufacturing and packaging guidelines. During manufacturing, UV and oxygen exposure must be avoided, and packaging should be opaque and air-tight in order to maintain ingredient integrity.

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