Chemical Peels or Collagen Cream?
Men and women trying to keep their youthful looks are often bombarded by products that offer only empty promises. With so many products on the market that do not work, it can be difficult to decide which ones to trust and which to simply discard. After a closer look at chemical peels and collagen creams, hopefully you will be able to make the best skin care decision to help you stay young!
Simply put, collagen creams do not work. If you hear the arguments for they cream, they make sense – as we age our bodies lose collagen and the creams promise to replace it. Collagen is a protein that maintains skin firmness, elasticity and tone, and lost collagen is one of the biggest causes for fine lines and wrinkles.
No matter how many amazing promises collagen creams make, they simply cannot deliver the results you want. What the collagen ads fail to tell you is only natural collagen will help our skin, but collagen creams come from bovine and avian sources. Collagen molecules from these sources are too large for our skin to absorb. Our skin will not only refuse to absorb the collagen molecules, you can even experience an allergic reaction. Even “bio-available” creams, or creams made with collagen found in nature, are not effective. These collagen molecules are smaller than those found in other creams, but our skin needs a product that will stimulate natural collagen growth.
Collagen creams will only rest on the surface of your skin, instead of penetrate deep below the surface where the problems lie. The epidermis, or top four to five layers of skin, does not contain any collagen – and no cream will be able to penetrate the skin deeper than these layers.
The bottom line in effective anti-aging products is the rate at which our skin sheds and regenerates itself. When we are young our skin regenerates itself almost monthly, but as we age the process slows. Collagen creams will not increase this process – and they are absolutely ineffective.
Chemical peels will help you start looking younger immediately. Peels work by removing a layer of dead skin cells and forcing your skin to regenerate itself. During the regeneration process, your skin will naturally produce more collagen.
As soon as a chemical peel is applied, it goes to work penetrating the layers of dead skin on your face. After the appropriate time has passed and you neutralize the peel, it will hold onto that dead skin like glue and remove it from your face. Depending on the depth of your peel, you can see results immediately or it may take a few days to weeks of recovery before your skin takes on a healthy new glow.
When trying to make your skin look younger, you can confidently pass shelves of collagen cream without giving them a second look. Instead, invest in a chemical peel. If you administer the peel correctly, you are sure to be happy with the results!