Why does our skin age, and how can I prevent fine lines and wrinkles?
How do you prevent fine lines and wrinkles?
The dilemma of aging has been present in just about every era of women’s existence.
It’s no lie that we are raised with the idea of retaining youth, particularly as women, and will go to all lengths possible to achieve it.
Let’s take a look into the process of aging, why it happens, and what we can do about it.
As I discussed in a previous blog, the skin is made of 3 layers. The middle layer, the Dermis, is the layer which contains your skin’s natural Collagen and Elastin, the Fibres which provide your skin with fullness.
After the age of 20, our skin produces 1% less Collagen than the previous year. In your mid 20’s, the skin’s exfoliation process reduces by about 28%, which results in accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin surface.
When you reach your 30’s, the movement of moisture from the middle Dermis layer to the top Epidermis layer is slowed down, and skin becomes dull and thin in appearance.
Say hello to your 40’s, because your Collagen is no longer being produced altogether! The Collagen fibres begin to break and lose their elasticity. This results in fine lines and wrinkles.
All these changes accelerate in your 50’s, as your skin becomes dry and easily damaged. Menopause also causes a decrease in estrogen levels which leaves the skin drier, thinner, and more sensitive.
All of these internal factors are the natural process of aging. However... lets also account for external aging factors.
Sun damage, pollution, factors such as smoking and drinking all impact the health of our skin. All of these damage proteins in our skin, and our skin tries to repair them but the system is not perfect, which is why prevention is the key... but we can definitely aid skin which already has signs of aging.
With all this information in consideration... lets talk about what we can do to prevent and repair signs of aging.
There are two considerations to give when thinking about prevention and repair. External factors and internal factors.
Externally, the best thing we can do to prevent and repair aging is with skincare.
Using a high SPF sunscreen daily will protect you from damaging UV rays which age the skin. It is also advisable to use a moisturiser to replenish the moisture in the Epidermis.
The Genocell Reset Skin serum is very effective at replenishing your skin’s health at a deeper level. This serum falls between the external and internal category because it is absorbed into your Dermis layer, adding both hydration and fullness back into the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production, but also adding hydrolysed collagen molecules back into your skin. Using the Reset Skin serum should be a key step in every skin routine, no matter which stage of the aging cycle your skin is at.
Internal factors are simple. Eat well, drink plenty of water and rest. However, if you’re like me and not satisfied with that Doctor style answer... take a Collagen supplement. There are many collagen supplements available on the market, and each will do the same thing. This is also particularly beneficial to women’s health when thinking about Collagen production not just for the skin, but also for your joints like knees and hips.
We’re sure that with all their powers combined, these measures are sure to have you bouncing around like you did in your 20’s again!