Fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and uneven skin tone all reveal the passage of time, and none of us can turn back the clock. While we might stay young at heart, our skin eventually betrays our age! Don’t go down without a fight! Learn how to battle the signs of aging.
What causes skin aging?
The aging of our skin is due primarily to internal factors over which we have very little control. These include:
- Hormonal changes
But it is also associated with external environmental and behavioural factors, and these can be changed. They include:
- The sun, skin’s top enemy and the chief culprit behind photo-aging
- Diet and smoking
To battle skin aging, it is extremely important to address these external factors. This means making healthy lifestyle choices, such as:
- Drinking plenty of water (for well-moisturized skin)
- Cleansing and moisturizing your skin well, morning and night
- Choosing a healthy diet
- Getting enough sleep
- Exercising to promote good blood circulation
The ongoing improvement of anti-aging products
Until recently, most anti-aging products were designed to protect skin from premature aging caused by exposure to damaging external factors. Today, many products contain active ingredients that actually help reduce the ravages of time by stimulating the regenerative capacity of skin cells.
Beginning at age 40, our skin’s ability to regenerate starts to slow down, leading to wrinkles and a loss of firmness. But the right anti-aging products can help ward off the signs of age and hold back the hands of time.
The right routine
To get the most out of anti-aging care, you should use products from the same line (cleanser, night cream, serum, etc.). In addition, since sun exposure accounts for 80 percent of the signs of skin aging, make sure you always wear sunscreen – especially in summer, but even in winter – from your forehead to your neckline. Or choose an anti-aging product that contains an SPF.
Your Uniprix beauty consultant can recommend products for your skin type to help you defy the signs of aging. Drop by and meet one of them today!