Premature aging of the skin is the result of a series of reactions, caused by exposure to external aggressors such as the sun, pollution and food, which basically generate oxidation of the cells. This process causes cell damage, decreases the production of collagen and elastic fibers, delays cell renewal and stimulates the cells that produce melanin, producing blemishes and irregularities on the skin and anticipating the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.
Genetic inheritance is also important in determining how early we age. However, factors such as excessive exposure to the sun and free radicals, for example, directly interfere with the appearance of the skin, causing spots and wrinkles. Likewise, environmental pollution and habits such as alcohol and cigarette consumption, stress, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are also determinants for premature aging of the skin.
To prevent the onset of this phenomenon, maintain a diet rich in vegetables, fibers and fruits and always try to moderate carbohydrates. Other fundamental measures for the health and beauty of the skin are physical exercises and rest. Likewise, avoid situations of stress and anxiety, as mental health has a direct impact on appearance.
Also, remember to carry out an anti-aging treatment, such as always using sunscreen on your face. In this sense, also follow the three essential steps of the beauty routine: clean, tone and hydrate the skin.
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Sunscreen is your skin's main ally in the fight against premature aging. Currently, the market offers products that bring together in one label everything your skin needs: hydration, cellular DNA protection and antioxidant power.
Remember: it is essential to use some sun protection factor even on cloudy days and even indoors, as we are constantly exposed to the sun's radiation. Another factor that deserves attention is visible light, which can be protected by applying a tinted sunscreen.
Experts claim that babies over 6 months old can already start using sunscreen. In these cases, there are products prescribed by dermatologists made specifically for children (physical filters).
For this reason, the sooner we start protecting ourselves, the better for the skin to always stay healthy. The ideal is to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before exposing yourself to the sun and reapply new layers of sunscreen every two hours.
Antioxidants are indispensable in the treatment and prevention of skin aging, among them Vitamin C is a reference. These assets delay cell oxidation and minimize wrinkles, expression lines and sagging. In addition, they are efficient in protecting the skin against external agents (pollution and radiation) and in increasing the body's defense against free radicals, which prevents damage to the skin.
Likewise, antioxidants used in conjunction with sunscreen enhance protection, reducing the impact of radiation on the skin. Another positive point of antioxidants is helping to repair collagen, stimulating the production of new fibers that reduce facial sagging.
For this reason, antioxidants are also great allies to preserve the area around the eyes. Did you know that it is the first region to show signs of skin aging? The explanation lies in the fact that the local muscles make constant movements that favor their premature aging.
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Therefore, for this region that has thinner skin, it is essential to use a specific product with actives that improve the vascular part and reduce pigments in the region, in addition to firming, whitening and combating cellular oxidation.
When someone talks about skin care, the first thought usually involves fighting acne or wrinkles. In fact, a good skincare prevents these problems, but it is essential to think about the health of the body first. This is because the function of the skin is to protect the “inside” from external aggressions.
Fungi, bacteria, viruses, pollution, chemicals and even the sun's rays: they all stay well away from our vital organs and internal systems. It turns out that extremely fragile skin is susceptible to all the external aggressions mentioned here. Perhaps the most dangerous is skin cancer, a disease often caused by exposure to unprotected UVA/UVB rays.
However, beauty and physical well-being also have their share of importance in self-esteem and taking care of the skin will only do it good. With skincare, you can:
To start with your skin care at home, you have to start cleansing your face skin first, and a perfect tool to do that is the Ultrasonic Face Cleanser, which gives the skin a gentle but deep exfoliation, which expertly removes 99.5% of dirt and oil from the skin while providing a pro prep for enhanced absorption of your favorite skincare.
Just like the face, the body also goes through the same aging process. The effects are more intense on exposed areas, such as hands, arms, chest and neck. As the body slows down collagen production, body sagging becomes one of the most common features of aging.
To avoid body aging, it is important to practice physical activities, balance your diet and keep your body hydrated. Including, not forgetting the sunscreen for the body is fundamental.
Always use sunscreen
Sunscreen is your skin's biggest defender against photoaging.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant highly recommended by dermatologists, as it has a whitening action, fights free radicals and delays skin aging.