Peptides and Their Importance in Skin Health
AND THE FINAL ULTIMATE IN OUR YAO PALACE TREASURE TRIO IS YAO ULTIMATE PEPTIDES!
Peptides are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, proteins are the building blocks of muscle tissue, enzymes, and blood which make up you! Pretty important right? Definitely! These peptides are responsible for stimulating cell metabolism, and collagen production. Collagen is connective tissue made from protein that gives skin its firmness. As women age, the amount of estrogen we produce decreases and changes in the skin reflect this. Capillary walls weaken, the lipids that keep our barrier hydrated and smooth are reduced, and there are fewer cell stimulating fibroblasts. Collagen gets disorganized and loses its ability to repair sun damage and other signs of aging.
OH NO! IS MY SKIN RESIGNED TO THIS FATE?
While we cannot turn back the hands of time, good nutrition inside and out will give your skin the tools it needs to look and feel its best. As Ping Zhang, Ph.D., LAc. tells us in her fabulous book, Anti-Aging Therapy – Reverse the Aging Process with Traditional Chinese Medicine, “…beauty and health are intertwined. You can’t have one without the other.” Eating a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is of course key, but external application of vitamins is very beneficial to skin health as well. We’ve discussed the antioxidants A & C in our topical treasures Ultimate A and Ultimate C, and now we come to the third magical potion in our luxurious Palace Treasures Trio, Ultimate Peptide!
SO PEPTIDES ARE THE ANSWER?
They are definitely an important component in any comprehensive age-defying skin care regimen. Ultimate Peptide sinks deep into the layers of your skin to increase that oh-so-firming collagen. Stimulating the fibroblasts that signal your skin cells to repair themselves and rejuvenate your face!! On their own each of the Palace Treasures does wonders for all kinds of issues or concerns you may have with your skin, and together they are fit for royalty.
Come into YAO’s Marketplace and get some hands on experience with these treasures, we have sample testers displayed on the beauty case up front. They make the Ultimate gift for any special occasion as well, and the holidays are just around the corner!