You may think your daily intake of calcium is meant to come out of a glass of milk – benefiting your body’s bones by keeping them strong. While it is important to get the recommended level of calcium in your diet, you also should consider looking for the ingredient in the formulas of your anti-aging skin care moisturizers and creams.
While the mineral calcium is well-known for its key role in bone and teeth health, it also plays an important role in the surface skin. Most calcium in your skin is found in its outermost layer. When you are young, new skin cells are produced and replenished through the natural cycle. These cells travel to the skin’s surface throughout that time, once they reach their destination they die. Dead skin cells collect on the skin’s surface and are typically removed with cleansing and exfoliating. As you age the surface cell renewal process, or creation of new skin cells will slow down.
Skin aging is also associated with the thinning of your skin. Thinning skin is vulnerable to visible drooping and an overall loss of skin integrity. It’s common to begin seeing visible thinning, sagging skin in your mid to late 50s, but some may experience it earlier—especially if sunscreen application was not a part of your regular skin care routine throughout your younger years. Regain the plumpness of a youthful-looking appearance by trying an anti-aging day or night cream formulated with calcium which can help reinforce your skin’s natural resilience, keeping it looking more firm-looking.
Calcium may be an unexpected anti-aging ingredient, but when you think about it, it makes sense. It does many of the same things for your mature skin as it does for your body, keeping skin looking strong and better prepared to combat the common effects of skin aging.