The main structural component of skin, collagen plays an important role in the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Exposure to sunlight and intrinsic aging both contribute to a sustained reduction in collagen, which inevitably leads to the signs of aging most of us have come to hate. A recent study suggests that aloe vera supplementation may have the ability to reduce signs of aging by boosting natural collagen production; however, these results may not come quickly enough for certain people.
Aloe vera has been shown to have positive topical effects on skin; however, until now, no one was sure if it could provide benefits when taken internally. To see if aloe supplementation might offer anti-aging benefits, Korean researchers recently recruited 30 female subjects above the age of 45. Participants received aloe gel supplements, while researchers measured their facial elasticity over a 90-day period.
In the end, researchers were surprised to find that all subjects demonstrated at least some improvement, with each one showing better elasticity owed to increased collagen production. This also resulted in less obvious wrinkles and a more youthful looking appearance.
Proven Anti-aging Strategies
Although some people may experience good results by taking aloe supplements, most everyone can expect to enjoy younger-looking skin, when they receive microdermabrasion treatments, which provide quick, noticeable benefits. By removing the upper layer of skin, microdermabrasion promotes an increase in collagen, while encouraging new skin growth.
A good long-term strategy for slowing the aging process, supplementation is one way to try to reduce the appearance of age-related skin flaws. That said, microdermabrasion offers a quick, efficient way for men and women to enjoy very real improvements in a shorter amount of time.
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