Everyone will experience skin aging at some point in their lives. Many of us spend hundreds of dollars hoping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, without truly understanding how the skin ages. With this knowledge, it’s easier to understand how your skin’s age can be older than your actual age, and how to prevent that from happening.
It’s important to realize that there are two types of skin aging - intrinsic and extrinsic.
- Intrinsic aging is what naturally takes place as we get older, regardless of any external influences. After we turn 20, our skin produces 1% less collagen in the dermis every year. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its elasticity and prevents the onset signs of aging. Due to this loss, the elastin fibers clump together, eventually causing sagging and wrinkles. Starting in our twenties, the skin’s exfoliation process decreases by 28%, causing the excess dead cells to accumulate over time.
- Extrinsic aging is caused solely by environmental damage and can be controlled. Different external influences like pollution, the sun, and smoking, all cause free radicals and damage to the skin.
So what can you do to combat extrinsic aging?
Without taking proper care of your skin to prevent extrinsic aging, your skin age may be older than your actual age. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to reverse the damage to restore the skin’s plumpness and elasticity. DERMA E’s new Skin Restore line contains the most powerful and effective peptides that bio-science has to offer. These peptides may tell the skin to produce new collagen, which restructures the way the skin looks. They also may help relax facial muscles, the appearance of wrinkles, and help to hinder the formation of new lines.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays are one of the most damaging influences that your skin is exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why it’s so important to apply a moisturizer with SPF, such as the DERMA E Age-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 every morning (even on cloudy days) to maintain a healthy and youthful complexion.
Something that is often overlooked when striving for a healthy glow is water. Keeping your skin radiant, healthy, and as young as possible involves properly hydrating your body. Don’t forget that skin is your body’s largest organ, and in order for it to perform its best, it needs to have enough hydration. Otherwise, your skin can appear tight, dry, and flaky. To maximize your skin’s hydration, you can also apply the DERMA E Hydrating Serum morning and night. It contains hyaluronic acid, “nature’s moisture magnet,” which delivers a surge of water loving nutrients deep within the skin’s surface.
With all the harm our skin can go through on a day-to-day basis, from harsh weather to radiation from our phones, it deserves all the love we can give it. Take the time to indulge your skin today with powerful antioxidants, peptides, and hydration to prevent extrinsic aging tomorrow!