What is coenzyme Q10 and how does it effect your skin?
Typically, women over the age of thirty have below optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin. CoQ10, or coenzyme Q10, is an enzyme produced naturally and found in every cell in the human body. It keeps cells inside the body and skin healthy. A young body produces as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, CoQ10 levels do decrease with age.
Using topical anti-aging creams that contain CoQ10 can effectively help fight the signs of aging by:
Acting as a strong antioxidant
Neutralizing harmful free radicals
Studies show that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may reduce UV damage to the skin, stimulate healthy collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The latest research suggests that sun exposure depletes the presence of CoQ10 in the skin and topical application of CoQ10 has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
As the frigid winter weather approaches, your skin takes a beating. I don't know about you, but as soon as the temperature dips, my skin goes straight into winter mode. The extra-dry flakiness and dullness take over. This is when your skincare routine should rise to the challenge.