Peptides are all the buzz right now, and an up and coming beauty trend. Do you know what they are though? How can they help you? Here is the scoop:
What Are They?
According to Dr. Jwala Karnik, Chief Medical Officer at Suneva Medical, peptides are “a biological molecule made up of either short or long chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Peptides have the ability to penetrate the top layer of the skin, and help produce collagen.
Why Does Skin Love Them?
Simple, because peptides are tiny enough to penetrate the skin, a topical application can signal the skin repairing process. As a result, peptides are considered a powerful anti-aging formula. It’s pretty much the closest thing to the “fountain of youth” out there right now.
Yes, the peptides strengthen the collagen in your skin by linking the amino acids together in bonds. As we age, our collagen levels begin to decrease, causing sagging and wrinkles. Peptides help to slow this process.
How To Add To Your Routine
Peptides work best when applied as a serum or cream, as these formulas tend to easily penetrate and protect the skin. If you aren’t sure you should talk to your dermatologist, on the best options for your skin.