A Guide on How to Exfoliate to Achieve Soft, Velvety Skin
“Age is just a number” is an inspiring motto to live by when referring to our chronological age. Our biological age, however, is a whole other story. As we age, the body undergoes many transformations, and these changes can be easily seen and felt. When it comes to the largest organ in the human body, the skin carries the most observable signs of aging and the youthful fullness that was once apparent will naturally decrease.
Unfortunately, going against this natural aging process is near impossible. However, there is another cause of skin aging that we can influence: our environment and lifestyle choices. Discover what it takes to retain a semblance of youth and mitigate signs of aging skin.
Skin Aging: Changes That Come with Age
As we age, the skin changes in a myriad of ways, and a lot of it has to do with things beyond our control. The skin gradually loses its elasticity due to a breakdown in the connective tissue and a significant drop in collagen production. This results in the thinning of the dermis, making it more prone to sagging. Moreover, with a slow cell turnover rate, skin issues like hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, and bruising take a significantly longer time to heal.
Besides those changes, the sweat glands in the hypodermis layer will also start to slow down its oil production. While this might seem like a relief for those with oily skin, do not be mistaken! Oil is a crucial component to ensure healthy skin – it penetrates deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturizing goodness while simultaneously keeping toxins and irritants out. With a decrease in oil production, our skin will become dry and itchy.
Aging Gracefully: Mitigating Skin Aging
As the adage goes, “prevention is better than cure.” Granted, we cannot entirely prevent the skin changes that are bound to happen with age. However, there is no doubt a stark difference between those that have taken good care of their skin and those that have not.
To age gracefully, preparation starts when you are in your 20s. This includes religiously slathering on a good SPF every two hours or so to prevent sun damage. is also highly encouraged, as it can encourage cell renewal and assist the skin’s proper functioning. Have a look at our Night Repair Activator Serum and New York Unique Cream.
When you have reached your 30s, your skin will experience a decrease in fibroblast activity, which will result in laxity, looseness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Incorporating formulated creams and serums targeting fine lines and wrinkles like the AGF_Reverz Serum is crucial. Consuming collagen supplements may also be worth considering.
In your 40s, the dermis and epidermis become significantly thinner. This is when the effects of sun damage become more apparent. Beyond wrinkles and deep lines, sunspots and other forms of hyperpigmentation may start to appear. The chin begins to sag, crow’s feet will set in a little deeper, and your will get heavier. At this stage, topical skin care products will have little to no effect. What you can do, however, is to have a serious look into in-clinic anti-aging treatments to help rejuvenate the skin. Our Age-Reverz Skin Treatment, for instance, works to counter the effects of time. By incorporating ingredients such as Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1 and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), your skin will be one step close to what it once was – free from fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
Another treatment you may want to consider is the HydroCollagen+ Skin Treatment. This treatment works to replenish collagen production due to the effects of environmental damage. It promises to repair, renew, and rejuvenate; to give you not just an instant lift effect but also lighten pigmentation and dark eye circles.
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