Posts Tagged ‘Sun Exposure’

Anti Wrinkle Creams

You might not realize it but as we get older our skin becomes wounded. In essence this is what a wrinkle is, a wound. You see when we’re younger our skin promotes fast healing of scrapes, cuts and our skin. It’s thanks to cells known as fibroplasts that our skin is able to rejuvenate itself quickly and avoid looking old beyond our age.

What exactly are Fibroplasts?

Well no doubt you’ve heard the term collagen before. It’s the “buzz” word of the anti aging industry for the past decade. Fibroplasts are partially responsible for our skins natural production of collage which just happens to be skins natural building block.

If our quantity of Firboplasts is reduced, then so is our collagen output.

The results, when wrinkles begin to form from damage caused by years of smiling, frowning, laughing, sun exposure and who knows what else in our environment our skin has a difficult time repairing itself. In fact it more or less cannot repair itself.

How do Wrinkle Creams Fix the problem

Well, that’s just it even the best anti wrinkle creams have a tough time fixing the issue with lack of collagen production and fibroplasts. Some products claim they deliver more collagen to your skin with high tech delivery systems, how ever this is usually collagen from fish or animals, not the same as we produce ourselves.

Other creams claim to hide wrinkles just minutes after application. There has been some proof that these so called “lift creams” can improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines temporarily but they must be applied daily or more often to keep the results.

To promote long term results from an anti aging cream you would need to find a product that stimulates the growth of new fibroplasts in order to boost natural collagen production. This would allow your skin to rejuvenate or “heal” itself.

There are a couple of such products on the market, but the jury is still out on whether they produce better results then botox® injections or other less evasive surgical procedures.

What Should you do to Look Younger?

For starters do some research on the different anti aging products and treatments that are available. Yes, it’s true that cosmetic surgery and similar procedures are expensive but they can produce results that lasts up to a decade or longer.

Creams, lotions and gels can be a viable option but I’d suggest being careful of products that must be applied daily. Instead look for a system, or all-in-one cream that will reduce wrinkles and lines on the face and eyes. If it happens to give you an instant lift while it’s at it then no harm done.

Skin Care for Sun Burn

sunburn Skin Care for Sun BurnWe can calm sunburn. We can also calm the fears associated with too much sun exposure. One of the most ironic consequences for sunburn is that it may actually be good for you. Surprising isn’t it? We do not recommended getting too much sun, as we know that too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer. However, sunburns do have some benefits. Let us look.

For one, sunburn protects further damage of the sun. The melanoma builds a resistance to further damage. In addition, a research team from the Northern California Cancer Center, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine has found that increased exposure to sunlight – which increases levels of vitamin D in the body — may decrease the risk of advanced breast cancer.

Esther John, PhD, lead researcher on the study from the Northern California Cancer Center says, “We believe that sunlight helps to reduce women’s risk of breast cancer because the body manufactures the active form of vitamin D from exposure to sunlight.”

Dermatologists only look at the skin. Skin cancer has been a rampant topic in the media, as dermatologists urge us to protect our skin from sun exposure, to avoid the possible risk of skin cancer. While this may be true, sun exposure does help our health and overall wellbeing. In fact, sunshine is loaded with vitamin D, one of the same ingredients in many skin care products to help achieve healthy, radiant skin.

At, we have tested a large host of skin care products available to treat sunburn. We are recommending these products with sensitivity in mind. When you are burning and in pain, you need treatment that will offer immediate relief. Here are some of our best choices, as we keep in mind your immediate needs.

Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel is made with yogurt and Willowherb. Willowherb is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It heals wounds and reduces pain associated with all kinds of burns. The calming and soothing feeling from this gel is immediate. This skin care product would be excellent to add to a beach bag or a medicine cabinet. It’s great for those minor burns you may get from cooking or ironing too. In addition, it’s loaded with vitamins so it helps the repair process too.

Pevonia Phyto-Aromatic Mist is an easy to use skin care product to treat sunburns without having to rub your hands on the skin. Just spray aromatic mist and it will feed your skin the moisture and natural extras known to calm, heal, sooth, and repair the skin. One of the finest ingredients, other than Hyaluronic acid and other calming components, is the French Rose extracts. French Rose refines the skin texture, cleanses it, and helps the skin repair process.

Now that we have cooled and calmed the skin, we need long-term repair. Pevonia Power Repair Hydrating Cleanser is our number one choice for those with mature, sun-damaged skin types who are currently experiencing sunburn. This has marine collagen and marine elastin, which is the innovative way to get collagen into the skin so it can rebuild, repair, and renew the skin’s own elements. Pevonia also contains jonquil essential oil. It has both a relaxing and stimulating effect on the mind and body.

At, we are committed to helping you find the best skin care products available to calm your burn and make you feel good while your skin is sizzling. We will help you relax and help bring out the beautiful effects that the sun can offer.