Age happens. Some wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable, but not all of them!
Our skin ages but, sometimes we unknowingly abuse it.
A common concern I hear about is that women and men, feel like they look old and tired with fine lines and wrinkles..Luckily, we can share some very helpful tips on how to address this most uncomfortable and often, stress-inducing problem.
We will talk about two layers of skin today, the epidermis and the dermis. The innermost layer, a fatty layer, is both protective and helps plump the skin.
The epidermis: This is where the keratin is stored and it prevents most fluids from entering the body and this is also where the dead skin cells reside and, are shed off.
Dermis: This is where veins and collagen are located; this helps give the skin a youthful appearance.
Did you know that fresh out of your teens, the collagen production begins to drastically decrease? This is what causes us to begin to have fine lines and wrinkles and have that "mature" look.
The 30's and 40's start to bring dehydration, which is why women and men in this age range are so attracted to serums and moisturizers. The shrinking fat cells in that innermost layer create a less hydrated appearance as they shrink, bringing actual dehydration (different from overall dehydration, but similar).
This causes sagging as well.
Don't worry, so far, I've painted a bleak picture. Especially if you are in your 40's or 50's (I get it, I'm in my 50's).
It does get better.
To prevent new wrinkles from forming and, to minimize current fine lines, try the following.
1. Use a serum as a moisturizer. (start early, even if you are in your early twenties)
I'm actually not a fan of moisturizers as many are incredibly "empty" of active or key ingredients. A good serum, with DMAE, used minimally on wet skin or applied with wet hands, is going to be much more effective and much more noticeably luminous.
What does this do?
It helps to hydrate our skin from the outside in. DMAE enhances firmness and elasticity, decreases appearance of wrinkles and brightens skin. It helps to prevent the formation of arachidonic acid, which is the gateway to wrinkles.
2. Use a natural sunscreen, such as Aloe Vera. (Our Sea Your Truth Serum, has Aloe Vera as the first ingredient). Aloe has many other benefits as well.
In addition to being a natural sunscreen, it is clinically proven to be wound-healing, hydrating and nourishing, contains 18 of the 20 amino acids our body needs, along with other nourishing vitamins, like A, B, C and E.
3. This one is a common-sense one but needs to be stated; drink more water. The skin is best hydrated from the inside out, and remember when I mentioned the fat cells on the innermost layer? If you are dehydrated overall, these fat cells can shrink even more, and be less "forgiving" to your appearance
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day will greatly improve your appearance and, skin health.
While this is not a conclusive list, if you follow these three steps, you may begin to notice an almost immediate improvement in appearance and a renewed vibrance to your skin.