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From the age of 25, the general skin aging affects the condition of our skin in a visible and visible way. Usually the fine wrinkles appear first, followed by deeper grooves. Over time, tension and elasticity of the skin also begin to decrease. The skin sags, its glow decreases, wrinkles become deeper.
Skin aging is a natural process that is largely caused by factors that we cannot control (such as genetic conditions). However, external factors also play an important role, and some of them can be positively influenced. Some characteristics of our lifestyle (such as how much we expose our skin to the sun or how we feed it) can speed up skin aging and lead to premature aging of the skin. If we make thoughtful decisions and give our skin the protection it needs, our skin can stay visually and lasting for a longer time.
Why is the elasticity and tension of your skin diminished, why are more wrinkles appearing on it?
As our skin ages, changes occur in its structure. Flexibility, tightness, brilliance and resistance are reduced and wrinkles multiply. The decrease in flexibility, along with the appearance of deep wrinkles, is one of the major aging problems for mature women.
Decreased tension and deep wrinkles
In the young skin, the dermal tissue is strong and abundant in collagen and elastin – these together help to maintain the firmness and smoothness of the skin. As we get older, collagen and elastin levels decrease (1% less each year from collagen). This causes confusion in the structure of the dermal tissue and results in a weakening of the skin. Tightness weakens, wrinkles deepen.
Another key factor underlying the decline in tension and deepening of wrinkles is the decline in the production of hyaluronic acid. This substance, which is naturally produced in the young skin, surrounds the cells and helps to bind the water. As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows down, the skin becomes drier and loses its full, tight feel.
Young skin looks tight, radiant, and has no wrinkles, no grooves.
As we age, the microcirculation in the dermal layers is weakened, so the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the skin surface is less effective. This leads to a reduction in the rosy glow characteristic of the young skin.
Mature skin loses its elasticity, radiance, resistance, and wrinkles. (schematic illustration)
Why does this happen to your skin?
The reduction in tension and deepening of wrinkles will inevitably lead to some degree of aging of the skin. Skin aging is a natural process that is largely caused by internal causes that we cannot control. However, there are also a number of external factors that have a major impact on skin aging, and we are able to influence many of these factors to prevent premature aging of the skin:
Biológiai korunk meghatározza a bőr szerkezetében végbe menő változásokat és a sejtfunkciók hatékonyságát; a bőr élettani folyamatai évről évre lassulnak.
Aging skin needs special care.
Oxidative stress – the main cause of premature aging of the skin – can accelerate or trigger a variety of lifestyle features.
Excessive sunlight, together with inadequate or inadequate sun protection, is responsible for over 80% of premature skin aging.
UVA and UVB rays of sunlight can cause short and long term damage. UVB rays can penetrate the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) and cause sunburn and direct DNA damage. UVA rays penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin (the dermis) and cause the formation of free radicals. This can have many consequences: indirect DNA damage, and consequently, decreased cellular activity, premature aging, visible signs of aging – a decrease in wrinkles and tightness – and a decrease in elasticity and the appearance of deep wrinkles.
If the skin is exposed to too much harmful UV radiation, this can lead to uneven pigmentation and, in the worst case, even lead to skin cancer. Learn more about the harmful effects of UVA and UVB radiation here.
The polluted environment triggers the formation of free radicals and accelerates oxidative stress in the skin.
Sunlight can weaken the skin structure and accelerate skin aging.
Pollution accelerates oxidative stress in the skin.
Tobacco smoke is an abundant source of free radicals that damage the skin. Smoking weakens the skin and contributes to wrinkles because:
- It weakens the microcirculation system of the skin, thus impairing the supply of oxygen and nutrients.
- It damages the collagen and elastin, the fibers that make the skin strong and flexible.
Certain foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are rich in antioxidants, helping to prevent premature aging of the skin and slowing down general skin aging.
Lack of sleep
The skin needs sleep because it regenerates.
Slowing down or preventing skin aging is easy with the methods mentioned above! We wouldn’t even think – because of such simple things – how much they affect our body. In addition, there are also many beauty treatments that can help keep your skin healthy. The primary active ingredients of Cosmetics are Argireline and Hyaluronic Acid, which greatly contribute to the reduction and prevention of wrinkles. The local relaxing and wrinkle-reducing effect of argireline is most comparable to a botox treatment, but it is impossible to overdose, so the artificial mimic effect is excluded!
Using inadequate cosmetics: It is best to start preventing wrinkles at a young age, not to be surprised by older people. However, if we do not use the right cosmetics, we are more likely to hurt our skin.