Just when you think you know everything about skincare but that’s when beauty gurus pop up on your Instagram feed about new skincare products. Meanwhile, the new beauty trend and ingredient that people are liking is peptides and this ingredient has made its way into beauty creams, serums, cleansers etc. New things are coming every day in the world of skincare but still our complaints regarding skin are not getting resolved. In such a situation, peptide is one such thing that rejuvenates your skin and gives you a youthful appearance.
What are Peptides?
Peptide is a new thing in the skincare chain, but let us tell you that Peptide is a naturally occurring protein in our body and it is very good for our body and skin but our body produces Peptide in less quantity. Peptides are made up of short chains of amino acids and are, in a way, the building blocks of proteins, such as collagen. In this case, all the proteins necessary for hair and skin in the body, such as elastin, keratin and most importantly collagen, are all made due to peptides. Their main function is to signal the cells to make collagen. In such a situation, when you apply a peptide to your skin, it goes deep into your skin and gives a signal to the cells to produce collagen.
Benefits of Peptide
Now we know the basic function of this thing, so let’s know about its benefits.
Peptide makes your skin resilient and gives its structure and texture, thus giving your skin a plump and firm look. Plus, more collagen means fewer wrinkles and fine lines, which makes it a smart addition to adding to a skin care routine and a great addition to an anti-aging routine.
Let us tell you here that even though it has many benefits, it is no magic to remove the symptoms of aging and because of this, if you want more impactful results then Botox or tried and tested retinoid is a better option for you.
How to Make Peptide a Part of Your Skincare Routine
Peptides are commonly present in many skincare products, such as serums, creams, face cleansers or lotions. However, it is best that you use leave-it-on products. You can apply products containing peptides twice a day. It is more effective on your skin if you use a product containing vitamin C and peptides. Also, let us tell you that peptides do not have any side effects on the skin and because of this, it is a good option for all skin types.