Let's continue our journey of understanding ageing! This blog talks about the processes behind ageing and the visible signs of ageing and our general advice for your skin.
Kindly visit [Part 1] of this blog to understand more about skin ageing and the direct causes of it.
THE PROCESSES BEHIND AGEING➤ Collagen and Elastin proteins (connective tissue) that are responsible for the structure, strength and flexibility of the skin diminish causing lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
➤ Fat and muscle mass decline leaving the skin hollow and sagging.
➤ Less hyaluronic acid (water in skin) and sebaceous oil is naturally produced which dries out the skin leaving it sensitive, fragile and thin.
➤ Melanin production triggered over the years leaves its mark through visible age spots and an uneven complexion.
➤ The normal 28-day skin cell turnover cycle and the skin’s circulation processes become sluggish too, ultimately leaving a rougher textured complexion.
The consequences of these processes or the end result, and what we actually see, are outlined below:
THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGEING
Initial signs – Epidermis (top layer of skin) is generally affected.Fine lines and wrinkles
Rough skin texture
Advanced signs – Dermis and Hypodermis (middle and bottom layers of skin) are generally affected.Age spots
Loss of elasticity and sagging skin
Loss of volume and fat
Dryness and skin fragility
Sensitivity and broken capillaries
So now that we are equipped with the knowledge of how, why, and when the skin ages both naturally and prematurely, let’s take a look at what we can do to look after our skin as best as we possibly can…
YOUR SKINCARE GAME PLAN
DESIGNING YOUR SKINCARE REGIME:1. Select a cleanser and moisturiser that is suitable to your skin type.
2. Select your treatments (serum, eye cream, mask etc) based on any anti-ageing skin conditions you may have (i.e. wrinkles or pigmentation)
YOUR DAILY SKINCARE REGIME SHOULD BE AS FOLLOWS:Morning: Protect and prevent. Your skin faces the harshness of the environment and its elements during the day. Focus on moisture, antioxidants and sunscreen.
Evening: Restore and replenish. The body goes through a process of healing and repairing when you sleep. You can further assist this natural biological process by replacing those lost essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and lipids.
KEY NOTEWORTHY INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR:
Use products that include a healthy dose of proven anti-ageing ingredients including antioxidants, peptides, vitamins a and c, AHA’s, Hyaluronic acid, lipids and ceramides to name a few.
ORIGANI'S SKINCARE SOLUTIONS
Fine lines and wrinkles: Immortajell, Ageless By Nature Green Caviar Super Natural Butter
Rough skin texture: Erda Manuka Honey Peel, Activating Thermal Peel Collection
Skin discoloration & Age spots: Complexion Perfection
Loss of elasticity and sagging skin: Ageless By Nature
Loss of volume and fat: Immortajell
All aging concerns: 24K Gold Collection