As the skin ages, it becomes self-sufficient and begins to lose its moisture rapidly. That's why moisturizer is one of the most important skin care products in anti-aging care.
Now let's talk about the most effective ingredients in anti-aging moisturizers.
As a result of aging, collagen and elastin production slows down, as well as hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, sticky substance naturally produced by the body. Its main function is to retain water in the skin to keep the tissues moist. The lack of hyaluronic acid, which decreases as a result of aging, causes the skin to lose its moisture, dry it and become weak against external factors. That is why it is very important to replenish the moisture lost with skin care products. Hyaluronic acid, one of the eye-moisturizing ingredients, plays an important role in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with its moisture-holding capacity, and fights against free radicals with its antioxidant properties.
Ceramides are lipids that occur naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of the skin. They make up 50% of the skin's composition, so they are vital in determining how your skin looks and responds to environmental threats.
They also play an anti-aging role by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects the skin against damage from pollution and other environmental factors. As you get older, the natural ceramide activity in the skin decreases and the skin barrier begins to weaken. The result is a skin texture that fights wrinkles and thirst. That's why using moisturizers containing ceramides is an important part of your anti-aging routine.
When choosing a moisturizer, you should first take care that it is suitable for your skin type, and then, as we mentioned above, you should take care that it contains hyaluronic acid or ceramide, which are among the most effective ingredients. In this way, you will get the maximum benefit from the moisturizing step.