Skin aging and what can be done?
We cannot stop the natural process of skin aging, and we are in it together. With age, visible wrinkles appear, the face loses some of its youthful fullness, the skin becomes thinner and drier, pigment spots appear, collagen production decreases, eyelids and contours fall. Of course, aging affects all organs, but the skin is an excellent visual example of how aging progresses. With preventative measures, a healthier lifestyle and quality daily skin care, we can slow the process naturally.
Protect yourself from the sun
Who would not want golden brown, sun-kissed skin. We also look healthier from the outside, but the opposite is true. The sun plays an important role in premature aging, so protect your skin from the sun every day. Yes, even in the winter. When you expose your skin to the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30, even SPF 50 in the summer. Whenever you tan, you are intentionally supporting premature aging of your skin. Ultraviolet rays A (UVA) and ultraviolet rays B (UVB) cause skin damage through oxidative stress and free radical formation. Up to 80% of your skin's aging changes may actually be caused by UV radiation, not just aging.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables prevent damage that leads to premature aging of the skin. In contrast, a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats can accelerate aging. The Mediterranean diet, which includes lots of good protein, plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil and fatty fish, is excellent. Healthy fats are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can have an impact on your health and aging.
Drink less alcohol. Alcohol is not only harmful to your liver, but also to your skin. It dehydrates it and eventually damages it.
Hydrate. Drink plenty of water every day and make sure your skin is hydrated. It needs moisture.
Exercise. You'll look slimmer, improve your blood circulation and boost your immune system. This, in turn, can also give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Do not smoke. A coffee with a cigarette is sometimes an escape from the realities of everyday life, but we probably do not need to repeat that smoking causes wrinkles, dull and yellowish skin, among other things. Cigarette smoke contains thousands of harmful chemicals and certainly takes its toll, most visibly on your skin.
Regular skin care
Morning and evening, your skin care routine must be an absolute must. Remove makeup, cleanse your skin, apply a serum, cream, oil or eye cream. Once a week use your favourite scrub, a mask and sometimes a cosmetic treatment, spa, massage. You are worth it. Use only quality products that you trust and have good experience with. Educate yourself, read the ingredients ... Do not use products that burn or sting. If your skin burns or stings, it means that it is irritated.
Use Retinoids and Vitamin C
Retinoids such as tretinoin and retinol are compounds derived from vitamin A. We swear by bacuchiol, which acts like retinol. Its great advantage is its gentleness. It does not irritate the skin and does not cause burning or peeling of the skin. Retinoids generally help rejuvenate the skin by increasing skin cell turnover, which is how quickly your body forms new layers of skin and gets rid of old, dead skin cells. They can also increase collagen production.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a natural antioxidant and one of the most commonly used supplements to reverse skin aging. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant against free radicals that cause various damages, including skin aging. Products that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and are free of harmful cosmetic ingredients, allergens, irritants, synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes, unstable vitamins, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and essential oils, like Noili's products, are the right choice for younger and healthier looking skin.