Benefits of DMAE
DMAE is an abbreviated term for an antioxidant membrane stabilizer called dimethylaminoethanol. DMAE can be consumed orally, or you can apply it directly to the skin to benefit from its skin enhancing benefits. DMAE helps to tighten skin and reduce sagging, improve firmness and elasticity, smooth lines and wrinkles and also brighten the skin. What’s more, it will enhance the effects of alternative antioxidants and is, therefore, best used in combination with Vitamins A, E, and C or alpha lipoic acid.
One of the most important benefits DMAE provides for the skin is antioxidant protection that defends against free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin and contribute to the signs of early aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. DMAE strengthens skin cells and their membranes and in doing so protects the cell’s structure from damaging free radicals.
When DMAE is added to skin care products, it will help in lending some muscular tightening attributes (this is what happens when the cell structures are strengthened), and it helps the skin look smoother, tighter and, therefore, younger.
DMAE not only keeps the cell structure protected, but it also diminishes the amount of stress a cell must endure by protecting it and preventing the production of arachidonic acid, which is a chemical in the body that causes both inflammation and pain. The antioxidant and structural support of the cell contributes to firmer and more radiant skin, with less incidence of broken blood vessels, skin discoloration, and wrinkles.
Essentially, DMAE is one of the best defenses, not only against natural, free radical damage as we age, but it also helps in defying the effects of muscular sagging.
DMAE offer anti-aging benefits by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and sagging neck skin.
For instance, a review published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology states that DMAE may help to increase skin firmness and curb inflammation in the skin. In their analysis of previously published research, the review’s authors found that DMAE may help to lessen fine wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and improve the overall appearance of aging skin. What’s more, the review’s authors noted that DMAE did not appear to cause common side effects such as redness, peeling, and dryness.
In a preliminary study published in Pharmazie in 2009, topically applied DMAE led to increased thickness of the epidermal and dermal skin layers (in contrast, application of formulations without DMAE increased thickness of the epidermal layer only).