What are Peptides and how do they Help your Skin?
What are Peptides and what do they do for your Skin?
Peptides are one of the most talked-about ingredients in the field of anti-aging skincare. Even though skincare ingredients are trendy and come and go; peptides actually work and are worth it.
When applied to your skin, they demonstrate remarkable benefits, revitalizing your skin and making it more resilient and stronger.
It feels like everyday there's a new trendy skin care ingredient promising to change your skin for the better. Some ingredients are more hype than actually working, but others are truly worth it — and peptides are an ingredient you won’t want to miss.
Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. Adding peptides can stimulate your skin to make collagen. More collagen can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin.
Using a serum that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin, and maybe even fewer breakouts.
Peptides, also called polypeptides, are naturally occurring in the skin, but they’re also included in many skin care products — and for good reason.
Benefits of Peptides
The collagen molecule is too large to absorb through skin, some people choose to eat collagen-rich bone broth or take collagen supplements.
Peptides can be absorbed into the skin where they can be used by the body. Incorporating peptides into your skin care routine has many benefits for the skin.
Improved skin barrier
The skin barrier is the body’s line of defense against bacteria, ultraviolet rays, pollution, and other toxins. The skin barrier can be damaged from over-exfoliation, exposure to cigarette smoke and other pollution, or even poor sleep. Peptides help build up a stronger barrier.
Peptides can help ease inflammation by killing bacteria that causes acne, repair damaged skin, and even out skin tone.
How Peptides work for skin
Peptides can penetrate the outer layer of the skin, so instead of sitting on top of the skin, they sink in more deeply. You can think of them as messengers for the other cells — they send signals telling the cells to produce collagen and elastin.
Drawbacks and limitations of Peptides
Peptides are often touted as a miracle cure, with some saying peptides work as well as Botox. This is because neurotransmitter peptides can temporarily block chemicals that cause muscle contraction, but it’s not as effective as Botox. Peptides can be more expensive however the benefits outweigh the cost. You can see a result as quick as 2 weeks however the true difference is in 4-6 weeks. Remember those wrinkles didn’t happen overnight.
Peptides are an essential ingredient in the fight against aging and should be part of your everyday arsenal - because the need for cells to behave as healthy young cells requires daily attention. But remember that using skincare products multi-ingredient with a of beneficial ingredients is the best thing you can do for the health and appearance of your skin.
Our Recommendations for Peptides in Skincare
We suggest two brands for Peptides in skincare: Farmhouse Fresh Products, and Viktoria De’Ann.
Farmhouse Fresh offers some great products that have peptides in them such as: Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer, Full Moon Dip, Watercress Hydration Cascade, and Eternal Light.
Viktoria De’Ann also offers amazing skincare products that have Peptides in them such as: Pepti-Correct HP, Pepti- A.C.N.E., and Lift Kit (Medium, Ultra).
Where to Buy?
You can buy these from Find A Better You Med Spa in St. Peters, Missouri. Ask one of our Skincare Professionals about what will work best with your skin by calling (636) 205-4070.