SKIN AGEING – WHAT CAUSES OUR SKIN TO AGE?
Skin ageing is a natural process that occurs in our body. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and flexibility. Typically, wrinkles have the tendency to appear around the age of 25. This is when the body’s natural collagen levels, which is responsible for skin firmness, starts to decrease. Many factors, both internal and external, can have a strong influence on the ageing process. The skin’s main function is to protect the internal organs from the harmful effects of the outside world.
There are two types of skin ageing:
- Intrinsic ageing: relates to the passing of age, the type of diet we have and whether we provide our body with the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Genes are also important factor.
- Extrinsic ageing: the environment plays a major role here (air pollution), over exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as using the wrong type of skincare products.
Before we go further into the topic of ageing and how to prevent wrinkles, it is important to understand what collagen is exactly? After all, It’s the primary factor in keeping our skin looking youthful and healthy.
You hear a lot about collagen in adverts for cosmetic products. This is especially true of anti-ageing face creams. It is also found in many supplements. Most of us have heard of collagen, but don’t really know what it is and what it does. So we are here to help!
Collagen is a protein produced by the body that is part of connective tissue. Collagen makes up 30% of human protein and is essential for our body to function properly. Collagen fibers are especially important building blocks of our skin, tendons, bones or joints. They are characterized by high elasticity, so they prevent any injuries.
When our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity and flexibility it means that our bodies no longer produce as much collagen as it needs too.
What else happens in our bodies as we start to get older?
In addition to collagen loss, our skin begins to lack elastin and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for retaining water in the dermis, while elastin makes the skin pliable and firm. As we get older, the more lax our skin becomes and less able to regenerate itself.
In response to the appearance of wrinkles, some women choose aesthetic medicine treatments, while other accept the natural ageing process. The needs of people with mature skin differs from that of a younger person. It is particularly important to pay attention to the active ingredients in face and body care products.
In this article, we offer suggestions on how to take care of mature skin.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MATURE SKIN INSIDEOUT?
First of all, It is very important to moisturize the skin regularly. As the years go by, our skin becomes more and more dehydrated and wrinkles become more visible when applying foundation and makeup.
It is a good idea to apply a serum to your face prior to using moisturizing creams. The serum prepares the skin and enhances the effect of the cream.
Start your make-up with a base that illuminates the skin. It will fill in all wrinkles, makeup will last longer and thanks to illuminating particles our face will gain a healthy and luminous look.
Don’t forget to use creams containing an SPF. Sunlight emits harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause premature ageing. Prolonged exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of melanoma or skin discoloration.
Perform a skin scrub at least once a week. This will help you get rid of the old skin, making your skin luminous and glowing. If we do not remove the old epidermis, it will accumulate, resulting in dull looking skin.
The accumulated skin can also cause numerous skin problems.
Another very important point: is to get enough sleep! Too little sleep makes us tired and this can cause dark circles or bags to appear under our eyes.
Try to plan your day so that you can get 7-8 hours of sleep. Remember: there is no better makeup than a smile and no better medicine than sleep!
To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water. Our body should be hydrated on the outside as well as the inside. If you are not a fan of the taste of water or rather the lack of it, flavoured powders dissolved in water can added. They do not contain calories, so you do not have to worry about putting on extra pounds!
In addition to the natural environmental factors, excessive drinking of coffee, alcohol, smoking and stress also contributes to premature ageing of our skin.
Our lifestyle, our level of physical activity, the way we eat, the stimulants we use – they all have a huge impact! By introducing some healthy habits into our lives such as: eating lots of fruit and vegetables, wholemeal foods and increasing oxygen levels through exercise all have a positive effect.
Now it is time to move on to skincare from the outside. Mature skin should be given much more attention, which means paying more attention to the composition of products. With age, the skin becomes more delicate and prone to discolouration. For this reason, morning and evening facial skin care routine should be introduced and this should be on an individual basis to meet that persons skin type and needs.
Organic Series has a line of cosmetics especially dedicated to mature skin. They are rich in active, natural ingredients which make the skin very well-nourished, smoother and more regenerated.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MATURE SKIN USING ORGANIC SERIES PRODUCTS.
Organic Series is a cosmetic range creating dermo-cosmetics with natural ingredients. In Organic Series we believe in the principle of beauty without cruelty that’s why our products are not tested on animals. Besides that, over 98% of the active ingredients in our cosmetics are of organic origin. The amount of active ingredients is as much as 35-68% so you can be sure that by using products with this mark you will get great results.
First of all, it is advisable to focus on proper facial cleansing. This stage is very important no matter what age we are. At first, let’s deal with the issue of makeup removal. Incomplete makeup removal or even worse, going to bed with full makeup on can result in the appearance of imperfections. Organic Series presents below products for face cleansing:
Micellar Cleansing Water – it easily removes all makeup without smudging. Glycolipids contained in the preparation guarantee effective makeup removal and gentle care. Micellar Cleansing Water makes the skin moisturized and protected against irritation.
Eye Make-Up Remover – This product removes even waterproof mascara without irritating the sensitive eye area. It also helps reduce dark circles under the eyes. We know, that skin around the eyes is really sensitive. Because of that, we should remove makeup gently and slowly.
Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser – it effectively removes dead skin, while softening and nourishing the skin. After washing your face with Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, the skin is smooth and refreshed.
Once the cleansing stage is over, the serum and cream can be applied. The serum is an important cosmetic because it prepares the face for the next steps of skincare and strengthens the effect of the cream.
Organic Series has a serum especially dedicated to mature skin. It is the Anti-Ageing Serum.
The innovative anti-ageing formula restores sine and youthful appearance to all skin types. Rare organic anti-ageing extracts minimize the visibility of wrinkles, facial lines and improve skin firmness.
After the serum, we should apply a cream. Ideally, it should contain vitamin A, vitamin C derivatives and hyaluronic acid. These components are responsible for, among others, improving skin tone and strong hydration.
As it was mentioned above, the cream should obligatorily contain filters protecting against the radiation of sunlight. A night cream, on the other hand, should preferably contain many nutrients. During the evening routine, we can safely allow ourselves a cream with a slightly heavier consistency. Let’s not forget about the eye cream! It is one of the most important elements of our routine. The skin under the eyes is very thin and in mature age wrinkles may appear around them. The right eye cream reduces their appearance and at the same time reduces puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Organic Series has a line of creams full of active ingredients that perfectly moisturize and nourish the skin. Let us take a closer look at them:
Hydro – Control Lipo Cream – it helps to strengthen the skin’s weakened protective coat and increase its resistance to adverse external factors. Active ingredients like Vitamin E, Trehalose or Sunflower seed oil will minimize the feeling of tightness and slow down the processes of premature ageing.
Vitamin C Cream 5% – The cream will brighten up the skin in a multi-faceted way. The addition of oils and emollients helps to maintain proper skin hydration, eliminates irritation and long-lasting hydration.
Nourishing Cream Concentrate – this cream is rich in active ingredients which makes the skin deeply regenerated, moisturized and protected from external factors. Nourishing day and night cream are especially recommended for daily care during the winter season when the skin needs nourishment, hydration and protection.
Moisturizing Cream SPF – this cream will naturally protect the skin from adverse UVA and UVB radiation at the SPF 20 level. Besides that, it prevents skin ageing and has strong soothing and regenerating properties. Remember: UV protection is one of the most effective solutions against skin ageing.
Anti-Aging Cream Forte – formula with 10 active ingredients will make the skin firmer, more flexible and rejuvenated. Regular use of the cream prevents the formation of wrinkles and reduces the visibility of those already existing. Besides that, it strongly moisturizes, stimulates epidermis renewal and restores physiological balance to the skin.
Eye Cream Forte – Now, time for the eyes, especially skin under them. This unique eye cream moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin. It also reduces dark circles under the eyes. Eye Cream Forte smoothes and firms the delicate eye area, preventing the formation of wrinkles and puffiness.
It is not only the cosmetic itself that is important but also how it is applied to the face. Make sure to massage your face in circular motions while applying the product. Start from the neck, move to the cheeks and finally to the forehead. After massaging the cream, pat it gently with your fingertips.
Taking care of yourself and your skin concerns not only the face but the whole body. Hand care is a must, especially during the winter. Frequent use of cream with UV filters will protect the skin from the sun and provide an adequate level of hydration.
When taking a shower, it is a good idea to use a coarse scrub. With age, the skin on the buttocks and thighs becomes thicker, so it needs more care. In addition to peeling, you can perform a massage with a special brush or a rough sponge. Such a massage improves circulation and helps the regeneration process of the epidermis.
To sum up, to make our skin look beautiful, fresh and young despite the passing age, we should pay a lot of attention to it from the inside and outside. A healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, regular physical activity and appropriate cosmetics will promote wellbeing and keep you in great shape.