Ageing Skin

What You Should Know About Aging Skin

 

Aging skin is a natural process. We cannot stop it happening but we can work against its effects by stimulating cell activity and improving skin renewal.

WHAT IS THE SKIN AGEING PROCESS?

When we age, so does every cell in our body.
The skin aging process involves these four key activities:

  1. Cell activity decreases due to lack of energy
  2. The rate of skin cell renewal slows down
  3. Skin loses its firmness
  4. Wrinkles start to appear

WHAT IS THE SKIN AGING PROCESS?

THE SKIN AGEING PROCESS AND THE LAYERS OF YOUR SKIN

Your skin is made up of three layers. The skin aging process affects each layer in a different way:

 

Epidermis – The outer layer of your skin

 The epidermis forms a barrier to protect your skin from external influences. It also keeps moisture locked in.

 

 

Dermis – The link between the epidermis and subcutis

 The dermis contains a network of collagen and elastic fibres, which provide your skin with its elasticity and firmness.

Your levels of collagen and intact elastic fibres reduce constantly with age, as does your skin’s elasticity and tone.

 

 

Subcutis/hypodermis – The lowest layer of skin

 The subcutis mainly consists of connective and fatty tissue.

The skin aging process can deplete the lipid-storing cells in your fatty tissue. This can reduce the thickness of your skin and cause wrinkles to appear.

HOW TO SLOW THE AGEING PROCESS

Coenzyme Q10 is essential for generating energy in your skin.

As the levels of Q10 in aging skin reduce, your skin will need consistent boosts of energy.

An anti-ageing serum like NIVEA’s Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Pearls can replenish your skin’s levels of Q10 and hyaluronic acid to encourage cell activity and slow down the aging process.

HOW TO SLOW THE AGING PROCESS

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF AGEING SKIN?

Different signs of aging will start to appear at different stages of the aging process, for example, in your:

30’s

  • Your skin forms fewer lipids
  • Lines on the forehead begin appearing

 

40’s

  • Your skin becomes drier and thinner
  • Wrinkles around the eyes begin appearing

50’s

  • Your skin will have a decreased supply of nutrients
  • You might notice a paler complexion and less elasticity

 

60’s

  • Skin density and thickness reduces
  • Contours blur around your face
  • Pigment spots start occurring

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