Caring for aging skin isn’t easy. Wrinkles, insufficient level of hydration, limp skin, dark spots, and many other imperfections – this is what our faces need to face up to! See which products and beauty tricks to use.
How to care for aging skin?
This type of skin-care routine needs to involve:
- exfoliation of dead skin cells.
- stimulation of fibroblasts.
- reduction of wrinkles.
- formation of protective layer.
- protection against free radicals.
1. Exfoliation of dead skin cells
Exfoliating dead skin cells is a crucial step regardless of the skin type. By doing it, you make the skin smoother, stimulate the blood flow, repair collagen fibers, brighten pigmentation marks and encourage the production of collagen. The removal of dead epidermis makes the skin absorb more of the nutrients from antiaging products.
2. Stimulation of fibroblasts
Fibroblasts are skin cells which produce the collagen and elastin – their amount drops with age, causing face wrinkles to appear. We can stimulate fibroblasts by using products rich in vitamins A and C, and phytohormones. They plump up the face and stimulate skin cells to repair.
3. Reduction of wrinkles
Wrinkles are the unwanted signs of the skin aging process. To make them less noticeable, we need hydrating and plumping ingredients to prevent loss of water and hold it inside the epidermis.
4. Forming a protective layer
The functioning of sebum and sweat glands gets worse over time. This leads to damage to the hydro-lipid mantle, which makes the protection against external aggressors impossible. That is why we need to nurture the skin with hydrating products such as vegetable oils, minerals oil, and lanolin.
5. Protection against free radicals
It is crucial to secure aging skin from the free radicals which cause wrinkles and accelerate the aging process. Use products based on coenzyme Q10 and vitamins A, C, E.