Over the years, your skin will age inexorably. But what is this phenomenon due to and how can it be slowed down?

We tell you everything!

What is Skin Aging?

Throughout our life, our skin cells regenerate and this, continuously. Over the years, this renewal takes place more and more slowly, causing a chain reaction. The dead cells will then accumulate and thicken the skin. This accumulation will in turn lead to a deterioration of the collagen fibers, which will result in a loss of elasticity of the skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The decrease in cell regeneration will also be accompanied by atrophy of the sebaceous glands, which causes dehydration of the skin.

From 30 years, we can thus observe the first signs of aging: the skin begins to lose its elasticity and the first wrinkles appear. That’s why you have to take care of your skin from an early age.

What can be the causes of premature skin aging?

Aging of the skin cannot be stopped but certain factors accentuate it considerably. Here is a quick overview of the enemies of your youth:

The Sun

Who doesn't dream of having golden skin in summer? But beware, the sun, and more particularly its rays, are harmful to your skin. They reduce the secretions of cells into collagen and elastic fibers. So if you expose yourself to the sun, take out the index 50 sunscreen. It will protect you not only from premature aging, but also from the appearance of spots and famous sunburns.

The Tobacco

Smoking causes cancer, gives bad breath, gray complexion ... But not only! Cigarettes also accelerate aging of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles! In fact, tobacco will slow the evacuation of sebum, cause acne, but also thicken the skin which will lose elasticity. Still need a good reason to quit smoking?

Hormones

The onset of menopause is a period of upheaval for women. Hormones are out of balance, especially estrogen and collagen, the production of which will decrease significantly, resulting in skin refinement and making the skin much more fragile.

How to slow down the aging of your skin?

Fortunately, in our fight against aging, we also have some allies:

A Good Diet

We know that our diet affects our metabolism. By favoring certain foods rich in vitamins, antioxidants and omega 3 we help our body to function at its best. It is indeed advisable to follow a Mediterranean type diet which will provide your body with all the nutrients and fatty acids it needs. They are found in particular in fish, olive or rapeseed oil, fruits and vegetables ... The contribution of these nutrients ensures the cells function properly and therefore beautiful skin.
But beware, to keep skin hydrated and cells functioning properly, you also need to drink water regularly. This will allow your body to eliminate toxins faster by improving drainage. It is advisable to drink between 1.5 and 2L per day.

By the way, did you know that green tea is a real ally against aging skin?

Anti-wrinkle creams and care

Contrary to popular belief, anti-aging creams should be applied before the first wrinkles appear. Ideally, from your twenties to maintain the hydration and elasticity of your skin. If they don't prevent aging of the skin, they slow down the effects.

For better efficiency, it is better to choose an effective treatment, which will act as an anti-aging shield.

This is where hyaluronic acid comes in! It is he who will fill the spaces between epithelial cells to ensure hydration. The elasticity and regeneration of cells are therefore maintained!

Peels

Unlike traditional scrubs that remove dead cells, peels are treatments that work more deeply. An acid solution is applied to the face which will deeply exfoliate the skin and reduce stains, wrinkles and fine lines. Please note that this treatment of the epidermis must be done under medical supervision. It sensitizes the skin and requests follow-up in order to avoid any risk of infections.

You have therefore understood, if there is no miracle cure to make wrinkles disappear, there are many solutions to combine with a healthy lifestyle. By a good diet, a healthy lifestyle without tobacco, by combining regular physical activity and a good beauty routine, we can slow the effects of time. However, if you notice premature aging of your skin, do not hesitate