What are Peptides
and How Do They Work?
Science has proven that peptides
can reduce wrinkles in your skin
and reverse the signs of aging. So
how do peptides in skin care products
make your skin look younger? Many
skin care products contain them, so just
what are peptides?
Peptides are tiny protein fragments (or
small chains of amino acids that are the
building blocks of proteins in the skin)
that increase cellular communication
within the skin. Various types of
peptides exist with a multitude of functions.
When peptides form a long chain
of amino acids, they become proteins.
When they are in a short chain of amino
acids, they are able to penetrate the top
layer of our skin and send signals to our
cells to let them know how to function.
One important protein in our skin is
collagen. Collagen gives our skin its
thickness and suppleness. When collagen
breaks down in the skin (from age and
environmental factors like the sun and
stress), smooth, young skin slowly
becomes thinner and over time wrinkles
form. As collagen deteriorates, it produces
certain peptides, these peptides send a
“message” to your skin that it has lost
collagen and needs to generate more.
Peptides help promote natural elements of
healthy skin including collagen production
(which helps plump the skin), and neuropeptides
help relax repetitive facial muscle
contractions (which softens wrinkles).
When skin care peptides are applied topically,
your skin “thinks” that it’s a collagen
break down product and that your body
needs to manufacture new collagen. So
you can successfully minimize wrinkles
and give your skin a more youthful
appearance with the application of skin
care peptides that trigger the production of
collagen. It is therefore important to use a
good peptide wrinkle cream.
When will I begin to see results?
Peptides go to work immediately within
the skin, but their results are not seen
until after the collagen has a chance to
plump and thicken the under layers of
skin. This process may take 28 days (for
younger skin) and up to 56 days (for
older skin). While you’ll see immediate
changes in texture and tone, give
peptides a good evaluation with three
months of continued regular use.
In battling the signs of aging, it’s
important to incorporate peptide
creams and peptide serums in order to
help encourage the skin to rebuild lost
Studio SKIN offers several professional
grade, corrective skin care lines. We also
offer an introductory mini facial that
incorporates peptides. Please stop by, or
call Angela Jackson, Licensed Aesthetician,
for a private skin care consultation.
Angela Jackson, Licensed
microcurrent facials and
other anti aging facial
treatments at Studio SKIN
in downtown Conway.
1315 North St, ste 102
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