Amino acids are the building blocks of our skin cells. They are the basis for proteins, which build almost every kind of cell in the body. Amino acids are produced naturally in our body but as we age, the body becomes less and less able to regenerate itself. It reserves its resources for other functions and often allows the skin to decay and the natural structures to break down, instead of expending the resources to regenerate it, as it did when we were young.
It may seem that nothing can be done to reverse this process, but that is not entirely accurate. Though the inner body may not be willing to spare the amino acids the skin needs to continue to look young and vibrant, you can mimic these effects by applying amino acids in a skincare application. Amino acids are becoming a staple of anti-aging skin care as they reduce the signs of aging. As we age, the body’s collagen and elastin layers begin to break down, the skin will start to wrinkle and hang from the bones of the face. Aging skin's hard to restore if the skin looks dull and grey as the regeneration process has already slowed down. Amino acids deliver the nutrients that the skin needs to the area of concern. The skin can then use these amino acids to create new layers of elastin and collagen, as well as generate new layers of skin.