Skin Care is a significant part of many (if not all!) people’s lives, but can mean different things to different people. Skin Care is one of the most diversified areas of our daily routine that can include upkeep, preventative, and treatment. Skin problems also can range from dry skin to oily skin, wrinkles and fine lines to pore size, etc.. Skin care is never one size fits all, but recently, there has been a group of products that are diverse and powerful enough to improve many of these issues, and boost the effect of other targeted skin products. These products are known as growth factors.
What are growth factors?
Growth Factors are a great way to elevate your skin care, and help target a wide variety of pain points. Growth factors exist all throughout your body, and in general, help your body to heal, rejuvenate, regenerate, and to grow cells. In the skin, they perform a similar task and heal damaged skin and promote elasticity and firmness. This is done through the increased production of molecules called elastin and collagen. Elastin and collagen both have been shown to significantly improve fine lines, wrinkles, tone, texture, and discoloration.
Who can benefit from using growth factors?
Since growth factors are naturally found in the body, they are usually universally well-tolerated. This means most people will not find themselves having any adverse reactions. This is a stark contrast to the current popular serum and treatment on the market for overall skin rejuvenation: retinol. Retinol is often found to be too severe and leads to irritation. Growth factors show similar, if not better results, and lead to little to no irritation.
Although it may seem to target dull or older skin, growth factors help to prevent skin damage and strengthen your skin’s protection–so it never is too early to start!
How do you find growth factor products?
Growth factors can be found in a variety of skin products, but mostly in serums. Products containing growth factors range in price but are on the higher end of prices for skin care products. Additionally, many of these products are coupled with other targeted treatments for redness, dryness, or wrinkles.
How do you use growth factors?
Growth factor serums should be used on warm, damp, and clean skin. You should allow them to soak into your skin for about 10 minutes. Then, you can follow it with your normal skin moisturizer. You should work this into your skin routine about twice a day–in the morning and at night.
The material provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.