Skin aging and "anti-ageing" care

Aging accompanies all organs of the body, including the skin. The sign of this is the wrinkles and blemishes that appear, accompanied by a loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin. This happens because the skin loses its functional capacity to produce some components that give it hydration and firmness.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin and is naturally produced by the skin. Other compounds such as elastin and hyaluronic acid play an important role in maintaining youthful, healthy skin. With aging, the production of these skin components decreases.

There are two types of skin aging processes: intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

Intrinsic or chronological aging affects the skin all over the body, including areas protected from the sun. Extrinsic aging is induced by chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, smoking, stress or lack of sleep, and overrides the intrinsic, genetically predetermined aging process.

Thus, in addition to the skin's natural aging process, there are factors that can accelerate this process, such as:

  1. Ultraviolet radiation. UV radiation affects the integrity of the skin, causing thousands of changes in the DNA of every cell every day. This exposure, if it is very intense, can, in the short term, cause serious skin changes, but in the long term, even in lower amounts, it can lead to premature skin ageing.
  2. Tobacco. Smoking exposes the skin to several harmful factors:

  1. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and decreases blood flow, reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients reaching cells, including those in the skin.
  2. Many other chemicals in tobacco smoke break down collagen and elastin.
  3. The heat of cigarette combustion and the movements of the facial muscles associated with smoking contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.

3. Nutrition. Diet affects extrinsic aging, positively or negatively:

  1. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs and teas contain antioxidant compounds, which protect the skin from oxidizing agents that cause aging.
  2. Intake of vitamin C and linoleic acid have been associated with decreased wrinkles, dryness, and skin atrophy.
  3. A higher intake of fat and carbohydrates (particularly sugars) has been linked to an increased risk of wrinkles and skin atrophy.

Aging is a natural and irreversible process, but the adoption of some precautions can delay its effects.

• Always use sunscreen, not just on your face. Choose to use a factor of 50+, which allows you to make less frequent reapplications of the cream. Adapt the sunscreen to your skin type. See our blog article “Should we always use sun protection? And what is the ideal protection for me?” for more information.

• Stop smoking. Tobacco smoke affects almost all cellular mechanisms and has repercussions on many aspects of your body. “Quitting smoking: learn how and the benefits for your health”

• Have a healthy lifestyle: varied and balanced diet, regular physical exercise, intake of 2 liters of water a day and 8 hours of sleep a day.

• Use food supplements. Although their use has not been scientifically proven to combat skin aging, there are many studies that indicate their potential action in this regard, namely: carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamins B, C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids.

BioActivo Carotene - 60 capsules, Ref: 7350470 , Lierac Sunissime tanning capsules - 30 capsules, Ref: 7755850

Oenobiol Solar Intensive Anti-Aging - 30 capsules, Ref: 7384297 , Heliocare Ultra-D - 30 capsules, Ref: 7376400 , Heliocare 360 ​​- 30 capsules, Ref: 6276691

Anti-aging Hyaluronic Expert - 20 sachets, Ref: 7382523 , Skingain - 120 pills, Ref: 7392274

• Some compounds help to improve dry skin resulting from the aging process: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), Vitamin C or creams with retinoids applied regularly, in the long term, reduce fine wrinkles and even out pigmentation. However, before using these products, inform yourself about their correct use and do a test on a small area of ​​skin.

Ampoules Dr. Grandel AHA - Effect - 3 units with 3 ml, Ref: 6500488 , La Roche-Posay Redermic R UV Anti-aging Dermatological Corrector spf 30 - 40 ml, Ref: 6974105

Sesderma C-Vit Liposomal Serum - 30 ml, Ref: 6892224, La Roche-Posay Redermic C Dry Skin - 40 ml, Ref: 6899815

Endocare-C Ferulic Edafence Regenerating Serum - 30 g, Ref: 6086538 , Clique One A15 - Cell Renovator - 28 single doses of 0.5 ml, Ref: 6895912 , Click One C10 - Anti-Aging - 28 single doses of 0.5 ml, Ref: 6895938

• Use a moisturizer suitable for your skin, that provides comfort and hydration.

Dry skin: Caudalie Premier Cru - Rich Anti-Aging Cream for Dry Skin - 50 ml, Ref: 6928523

Normal skin: Dr. Grandel Pro Collagen cream - 50 ml, Ref: 6716316

Oily prone skin : Filorga Time-Filler anti-wrinkle mattifying cream - 50 ml, Ref: 6927319

• Exfoliate the skin. Removing dead cells from the surface of the skin allows the active principles of anti-aging treatments to penetrate the skin and act more effectively.

Filorga Scrub-Mask exfoliating and oxygenating cream - 55 ml, Ref: 6985986 , doctor Grandel Cleansing Ferment Peeling 30g, Ref: 6352088

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