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Benefits of including amino acids in your skincare

 

Well, let's talk about amino acids for the skin. While they have been known to have numerous benefits throughout the body, they are mainly of immense help to your skin.

What are amino acids?

There are various skin care products out there in the market, and different new ones keep flocking the market. However, we need to pay attention to amino acids because they are keepers.

Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins play a significant role in various biological processes in the human body. The protein they will form, and their functionality depends on how they combine. , amino acids are potent components for various parts of our bodies, and so are they for our skin.

Major amino acids

Some amino acids are produced in the body while others are present in varieties of plants. For some, it's a must to consume external sources to find them.

A total of 20 amino acids benefit our health: isoleucine,

  • Leucine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Valine,
  • Proline
  • Asparagine
  • Histidine
  • Serine
  • Threonine
  • Tyrosine
  • Cysteine
  • Tryptophan
  • Alanine
  • Glycine
  • Arginine
  • Lysine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glutamine

Some of these essential acids can be synthesized by the body, while there are 9 of them which you have to ingest through food. Some of the great sources of the nine amino acids include tuna, eggs, quinoa, and hummus.

Most importantly, is their incredible benefit to the human skin.

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Why do you need amino acids?

Amino acids form a crucial part of the collagen, fibrinogen, and elastin creating processes. These vital connective and structural proteins are critical to the smooth and robust skin.

If your skin doesn't have enough amino acids, the production of collagen and elastin slows down, causing the skin to be less firm and plump. A less plump skin can be noticed at age 25, which continues as you age. It’s particularly common in women.

Besides, amino acids have various benefits such as repairing damaged skin, maintaining a healthy pH for your skin, killing free radicals, and moisturizing your skin.

What if the level of amino acids starts to decrease?

Skin cells, much like the human body's cells, keep renewing themselves. Knowing that amino acids stimulate collagen production, any decrease will result in reduced collagen levels. As a result, you will have a sagged and wrinkled skin. Collagen and elastin are essential for a firm, and less plump skin cause they prevent thinning of the skin that causes wrinkles.

 

       Amino acids as antioxidants

There are free radicals (molecules without electrons), which can be so dangerous to your skin. These free radicals steal electrons from other critical molecules in our bodies, which can destabilize them, and that could be detrimental to our bodies and skin.

So, amino acids help our bodies and skins prevents the damage that free radicals can cause to your health.

Amino acids are healing accelerators

It's perhaps the most potent quality that amino acids possess; their ability to promote healing of the damaged skin and prevention of tissue breakdown. Amino acids play a vital role in cell metabolism and skin's structural elements, and therefore, they cause cell turnover and scars reduction. Amino acids eliminate dead cells and enable new ones to grow. So, this makes acne scarring to disappear at a much faster rate than it would on its own. Moreover, because of this magical quality, there is an ongoing study on whether they can reduce the depth of stretch marks.

Amino acids and UV damage

We all know how detrimental UV rays are to the skin. Worse, the effects of the sun damage last for years, and this could cause premature ageing. Sun damage can cause skin dehydration, wrinkles, age spots, and many types of skin cancer.

However, with amino acids, many of the effects of overexposure to the sun can be reversed. These powerful ingredients will reduce skin dehydration, wrinkles, and discolouration.

Amino acids increase skin hydration

Amino acids increase skin hydration because of their unique ability to bind with water molecules. Also, they help balance the pH levels, which protects the skin's moisture barrier. If the acid/base levels of your skin are off, it would be impossible to prevent dangerous bacteria and infections entering your skin effectively.

 

What are the best amino acids for your skincare?

There are varieties of amino acids that have the power to improve the condition of your skin.

  • Glycine: Leads to the prevention of tissue breakdown and increased rate of healing.
  • Tyrosine: Facilitates the entry of other essential ingredients to your skin for maximum effectiveness.
  • Glutamine: It also prevents tissue breakdown and increasing the rate of healing
  • Arginine: Increase the rate of cell turnover, takes part in the formation of collagen and fastens the rate of healing.
  • Proline: When you pair it with other amino acids, it reduces wrinkles and lines.
  • Lysine: Improves the hydration of your skin and leads to more collagen production
  • Leucine: Like proline, it reduces wrinkles and lines when paired with other amino acids.

 

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