Faulkner Lifestyle December 2018 Issue



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

Aesthetician, offers

microcurrent facials and

other anti aging facial

treatments at Studio SKIN

in downtown Conway.

1315 North St, ste 102

Downtown Conway

52 faulkner lifestyle | december 2O18

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