The Effects of Skin Aging

The Effects of Skin Aging

Aging is a painful topic for majority of women regardless of their nationality, background or style of life. I believe every woman openly or secretly is afraid of getting old and not even because of having less energy or changes to lifestyle somehow all women worry about how they look when they get old. I guess that is the women nature. Women must feel beautiful to feel good.

And of course I will not try to say that Natural Cosmetics can reverse this process completely but let’s just look at what really can be done to keep the skin looking young and fresh as long as possible.

The skin serves as a protective barrier between the body’s internal organs and the environment. It is a complex organ composed of many cell types and structures and carries a very hard and important function.

As we get older, our skin starts to become drier, thinner and more fragile to outside world. It isn’t as smooth or tight as it used to be. It may bruise more easily and skin might become looser. You may get lines or wrinkles.

But we must realize that there are internal and external factors to our skin losing its elasticity and firmness.

Internal factors depend on ethnicity, individual processes like hormones, particular health issues, time of course.  We have very little control of those factors. And even if we try to look after hormones and look for medical help in time there is nothing we can do about time.

But there is still much that can be done to make the process as slow as possible. Vitamin C levels are strongly linked to collagen production and it is also known that Vitamins A and E both play roles in the maintenance of skin health and youth for example.

One study concluded that skin ageing is over 90% assigned to diet and lifestyle choices. While it is true that skincare products on their own cannot work miracles, a holistic approach utilizing diet, lifestyle and specially formulated cosmetics can definitely make a big difference.

The External factors that influence our skin aging will be the sun radiation, our diet, some bad habits like smoking and drinking, lack of sleep and rest, environment and our cosmetic and medical routine (that is what we put on the face daily).

In our world not so many can boast a balanced diet. And this have nothing to do with modern definition of diet such as way to losing weight.  Sudden weight loss can cause the skin to sag and droop more than anything else. The diet I try to point out is actually about the body and skin getting the nutrients it needs to function properly. We often forget that we replace healthy nutrients with artificial colors, sweeteners, taste modifiers, fats. Acne is linked to a refined carbs and high sugar diet for example. Not providing the skin with the nutrients eventually lead to wrinkles, poor skin tone.

And of course the average home contains many strong chemicals for cleaning, for instance. Detergents are well known as a leading cause of contact dermatitis and some cosmetics are known for this as well.

Smoking destroys vitamins A and C which are vital for skin health and leads to an ashen complexion and wrinkles around the mouth.

There is no doubt that over-exposure to the sun is going to cause problems, after all you can see the effects of sunburn on anyone.

Lack of exercise is leading to poor blood circulation and leads to tired and dull look of the skin.

Now these are only some factors we can to some extend control. For the sun exposure it is possible to avoid direct sunlight for a long time, cover our skin or just prefer inside locations. It is possible to adjust the diet and quit bad habits. We can try to move more to ensure proper blood circulation and try to sleep when it is time to sleep not opposite. I know so many would say oh no, please maybe they already make magic cream with all this new technology…. J well maybe

When lifestyle is a personal decision of each person cosmetics is yet universal.  What we can do to support our skin and provide for the required nutrients. The great start is to make sure that the skincare products contain enough antioxidant ingredients, vitamins and healthy skin food (moisturizing ingredients) to help the skin contain enough moisture and look supple.

First ingredients which contain good amount of antioxidants. You’ve likely heard the term Retinol. That’s because retinol is a form of Vitamin A, which is highly antioxidant, great at repairing damaged tissue, and reducing scars and wrinkles. Rosehip oil, Carrot oil, Beta Carotene are a great source of Vitamin A and are a good boost to your skin.

Vitamin E is a classic antioxidant, which protects against the destruction of the tissue. Can be used to fight wrinkles because it boosts collagen production which keeps skin elastic.

Some active ingredients like Ginseng and Seaweed (algae) totally safe & natural skin-tightening ingredients that can help to physically 'lift' sagging skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

And the skin food. Some of the most commonly used as a super food are coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil. These are great ingredients to be used as a base for any anti aging product.

Those are just some of the great ingredients that are commonly used to help the skin fight the aging process.  And as an answer to some of our customers’ questions if we have any antiaging products. Yes. We have Argan oil based antiaging cream! Taken that Argan oil is really famous anti-aging ingredient.

We have base dream cream. Dream cream is already packed with great extracts with full antioxidant power. But if desired can be enhanced with any of anti wrinkle ingredients like ginseng or algae extracts. Can add 5 drops of each to the ready base cream and mix well.

If the skin is not oily then can try a great face oil based on Rosehip, Argan and Carrot oil adding to it Vitamin E and anti-wrinkle extracts.

Do experiment with your skin products and enjoy the results

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