As the largest and most visible organ in the body, clear, unblemished skin can help people put their best face forward. Damaged skin, on the other hand, can lead to people being judged by their appearance and, in some cases, shunned
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is weighing in on research showing skin conditions can leave emotional scars and announcing steps that those with damaged skin can take to alleviate the stress and anxiety.
“As the largest and most visible organ in the body, clear, unblemished skin can help people put their best face forward. Damaged skin, on the other hand, can lead to people being judged by their appearance and, in some cases, shunned,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s Anti-Aging Expert. “In fact, skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo have been linked with depression and anxiety.”
According to one report, dermatologists confirmed that stress in individuals and their families from managing some skin conditions can have a long-lasting physical, psychological, and social impact on their lives. Those suffering from psoriasis have a 39% increased risk of depression; in one extreme case, a 44-year old woman committed suicide after becoming depressed by the aging process. (Sources: McSweeny, L., “Skin conditions leave emotional scars,” Stuff.co.nz, December 20, 2013; http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/9539195/Skin-conditions-leave-emotional-scars; “Woman commits suicide after becoming depressed by her wrinkles,” Daily Mail web site, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-460657/Woman-commits-suicide-depressed-wrinkles.html, last accessed December 24, 2013.)
“People have different skin types. Some are naturally smooth and blemish-free, while others struggle with sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, blemishes, dark spots, redness, broken capillaries, and uneven texture,” Dr. McLaughlin observes. “External factors can also damage the skin’s appearance, including UV light, smoking, and a lack of sleep.”
Dr. McLaughlin notes that there are steps people can take to enhance their skin and prevent further damage. For starters, maintain a regular skin care routine that includes cleansing and moisturizing twice a day; this will keep skin clean, hydrated, and feeling toned. On top of that, it’s important to look for skin care products that use safe, gentle, advanced, and clinically proven ingredients that can repair the skin on multiple levels.
Alpine Rose stem cell technology protects the skin against humidity and dryness and has been shown to enhance skin tone by 50% and improve complexion by 54%. Matrixyl 3000 is a revolutionary peptide that targets the thin, delicate skin and fine lines around the eyes and mouth and has been shown to improve skin smoothness and tone by 15% and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45%. Argireline is a peptide that works specifically on expression wrinkles; after just one month, respondents said Argireline reduced the look of wrinkles by 32%. (Sources: “Argireline,” Botanical-Link.com, 2003; http://www.botanical-link.com/Argireline.pdf; Blanes-Mira, C., et al., “A synthetic hexapeptide (Argireline) with antiwrinkle activity,” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2002.24, 303–310; http://www.biologicsolutions.com/content/179632/clinicalstudy.pdf; “The First Peptide for Expression Wrinkles,” Nature’s Beauty Cosmetics web site; http://www.naturesbeautycosmetics.com/studies/argireline.pdf, last accessed December 10, 2013.)
''There are a lot of skin conditions as a result of both internal and external factors that can be controlled to a large degree,” Dr. McLaughlin concludes. “It’s important that we take care of our skin as best we can, because how we see ourselves is often how we project what we feel to others and how they see us.”
About Agein.com: The company’s goal is to inspire and coach readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. Its anti-aging experts offer education on diet, fitness, and skin care and how all of these areas affect the way people look and feel. Agein.com also provides information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and tips from Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, its Anti-Aging Expert. Agein.com will equip readers with all of the tools you need to make the right anti-aging lifestyle choices. To learn more about Agein Corporation, visit the company’s web site at http://www.Agein.com.