Pep It Up With Peptides!
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Pep It Up With Peptides!

Written By Samantha Dym, Contributing Author.

As we age… our skin ages with us. When we’re 18 years old… we don’t think about what we can do to look younger. We think about what we can do to look older. But, once we hit our 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond… we wish we had the skin we once had at 18. And with age… comes the stress of our families, jobs, and life in general. It’s hard to take care of everything… even your skin. However… you can turn back the clock on your skin without leaving your home. And, peptides… they’re the way to do it.

Peptides are one of the most important discoveries in anti-aging skin care. They are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. 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. They then send signals to our cells to let them know how to function. One important protein in our skin is collagen, which gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors such as the sun and stress), wrinkles can form. If you apply peptides topically to the skin… it can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen. And… Voila! You have the appearance of more youthful, supple skin!

Below is a wonderful selection of NCN Professional Skin Care products that contain peptides:

Remember… it takes time and effort to keep your skin looking young. A daily skin care routine can be quite helpful when applying peptides to your face. Click here to view Nanci Callahan Nivolo’s personal skin care routine so you can see how and when she applies peptides to her skin.