Ahhh, the annoying article... We are going to talk about skin aging... yes, but to better understand it and be able to create your ideal anti-aging routine!
Aging is a normal, genetically programmed physiological process . So we can't stop it . Wrinkles, spots and fine lines, loss of firmness… The first signs of aging can appear from the age of 25. But it is not a fixed benchmark because skin aging depends on many factors and we are indeed notalign:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">not equal in the face of signs of aging .
Here, we will explain the mechanism involved and the means to try to attenuate/slow down this phenomenon .
Aging skin, what is it?
The skin, like any other organ in our body, will be subject to the effects of time. This effect, although common to all, can nevertheless be more or less early and visible depending on the way we take care of our skin during our life (extrinsic factors) but also according to our own genetics (intrinsic factors ).
The skin is in permanent renewal, that is to say that some of our cells will die but will be replaced by new ones. A skin cell is renewed approximately every 28 days . However, as the skin ages, cell turnover slows and can exceed 30 days resulting in a buildup of the oldest cells, and therefore causing a duller complexion and thickened skin.
In addition, over time, the activity of the sudoral (sweat-secreting) and sebaceous (sebum-secreting) glands will also decrease and therefore thehydrolipidic film present on the surface of the skin will be insufficient . Therefore, the skin will bespace:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">less flexible and will dry out quickly.
The dermis will also lose elasticity and lead to less smooth skin, dug by wrinkles.
Finally, the number of melanocytes (cells synthesizing melanin) will decrease causing the appearance of irregularitiesdecoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"> and pigmentation - the famous brown spots .
The extrinsic factors that can accentuate the aging of the skin are the sun , tobacco , stress , afont-family: Quicksand, sans-serif; background-color: clear; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">unbalanced diet , dry skin , physical inactivity , pollutionasian: regular; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and dehydration . All these factors will lead to the production of free radicals favoring this ageing.
Our tips for mitigating the effects of time
There is no fountain of youth... Correcting certain signs of aging is possible. But above all, we can slow down the aging process to age well , regardless of age. According to experts, prevention allows us to exercise some control over these preventable causes.
UV rays : they contribute to the aging of the skin. The after-sun cream restructures the skin after sun exposure.
Stress: fatigue, illnesses…
Tobacco : it accelerates skin aging.
Pollution : air, food…
Food: an excessively fatty and unbalanced diet contributes to an excessive production of free radicals
The good news is that by adapting your health and beauty routine, you can stay in control and slow the effects of aging.
Your diet is a first element to fight against this oxidation. Avoid as much as possible an overly processed diet, with pesticides, heavy metals and turn to seasonal fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants which will fight against this oxidative stress.
In addition, good sleep improves the condition of your skin; indeed, it regenerates at night. It is therefore important to create a small cocoon before going to bed and to have the best conditions to sleep fully.
It is also strongly advised to protect yourself well against the sun's rays from an early age in order to avoid the future effects of aging.
Signs of aging: wrinkles, loss of firmness...
After a certain age, slackening of the skin, wrinkles and fine lines appear. And this is the characteristic element of the aging of our skin…
Two main proteins form our skin: collagen which gives firmness and suppleness and elastin which allows the skin to have good elasticity and to regain its initial shape after being stretched. However, over time, our two allies are becoming rarer... And hello to the marks on the face.
To fight against this phenomenon, hydration of your skin is essential! Skin that ages without being hydrated will, by analogy with an apple, begin to wilt. Proper hydration through the use of cream/serum is essential to maintain the youthfulness of your skin and avoid the accentuation of wrinkles. Do not hesitate to use an oil adapted to your skin type (example: rosehip oil) to strengthen your lipid skin barrier.
Finally, creams, serum, based on antioxidants (vitamin C and E) can improve the elasticity of the skin and fight against oxidation. So you can stay in control and slow down the effects of aging.
What are antioxidants used for?
Stars of anti-aging creams, antioxidants are essential to your youthfulness. But do you know what distinguishes them from other cosmetic active ingredients? And above all, why are they so important?
Exposure to UV rays, pollution, blue light and stress... Our skin is abused on a daily basis. These repeated attacks lead to oxidative stress which increases the production of free radicals and consequently accelerates premature skin aging.
Fortunately, antioxidants have a key role in supporting your skin in the face of these repeated attacks and thus avoiding damage such as the destruction of collagen.
Antioxidants are above all molecules present in their natural state in our skin which participate in the defense of your cells by limiting the oxidation of cells caused by free radicals.
If we use antioxidants a lot in the health sector, it is in the field of beauty that they are talking about them, with renewed interest. It must be said that they are major allies in limiting the appearance of signs of aging.
The benefits of an antioxidant routine
Integrating antioxidant products all year round into the beauty ritual has many benefits. In summer, they protect the skin against pollution and UV rays; in winter, they help fight states of stress and fatigue which also promote the presence of free radicals.
They are thus one of the best anti-aging products to fight against all the signs of aging:
They prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
They help maintain a firm and plump face.
They limit the appearance of brown spots .
They reveal the radiance of the complexion.
How to fill up with antioxidants?
Luckily, the best antioxidants are those that nature gives us, which is why a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low in fats and sugars, is the most desirable if you want to preserve the youth of your cells. Among the key foods are oily fish, vegetables and fruits, apricots, carrots and spinach. Without forgetting the red berries or cherries, very rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene and polyphenols , which gives them exceptional antioxidant properties to fightfree radicals responsible for cell aging.
And to supplement your diet and give your skin a boost to defend itself better against external aggressions, we recommend choosing anti-aging treatments rich in antioxidants.
The BeautyMix anti-aging routine, rich in antioxidants
To provide optimal effectiveness to our anti-aging range, we have selected a 100% natural phyto-complex certified organic and sourced in France from cherries and savory rich in antioxidants. A true global anti-aging solution, ouranti-aging activepreserves cellular integrity and protects against the skin aging process by neutralizing free radicals and stimulates cell renewal to firm the skin, reduce wrinkles and boost natural radiance. Feel free to add it to yourcrème day, night and even in your eye area!
Moreover, thegel of linen, a very moisturizing active ingredient, will fight against age-related dryness of the skin. In eye contour or as an ingredient replacing water in recipes, it is a real ally.
You can find our anti-aging active and our moisturizing active in many recipes. Our advice for building a targeted and effective anti-aging routine can be found in our next article !