Anti-aging supplements

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Anti-aging supplements are a set of topically applied or ingestible products that are designed to reduce or diminish the effects of aging. This includes things such as skin creams, facial masks, vitamin supplements, powders and teas. They are designed to reduce or diminish the effects of aging. Many products seek to hide the effects of aging while others claim to alter the body's chemical balances to slow the physical effects of aging.[1] A comprehensive grading scale for anti-aging of the skin has been validated and categorizes skin aging as: laxity (sagging), rhytids (wrinkles), and the various categories of photoaging, including erythema (redness), dyspigmentation (brown discolorations), solar elastosis (yellowing), keratoses (abnormal growths), and poor texture.[2]

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  1. ^ Ganceviciene R, Liakou AI, Theodoridis A, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC (July 2012). "Skin anti-aging strategies". Dermato-Endocrinology. 4 (3): 308–19. doi:10.4161/derm.22804. PMC 3583892. PMID 23467476.
  2. ^ Alexiades-Armenakas MR, Dover JS, Arndt KA (May 2008). "The spectrum of laser skin resurfacing: nonablative, fractional, and ablative laser resurfacing". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 58 (5): 719–37, quiz 738-40. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2008.01.003. PMID 18423256.