Directly translated, the words anti age mean "before age", so a reference to the youth before the age changes have started. So regardless of whether the starting point is to look 10 years younger or simply an acceptance of the changes, the skin needs extra optimizing care. We have tried to clarify what is actually going on and how you can best achieve total anti-aging care.
What happens to the skin?
Simply described, all processes take place at a reduced pace. This of course applies to the whole body, but here we zoom in on the skin and what actually happens when the skin ages. When we are young, the skin looks fresh and clear, it is resilient and can almost have a luminous glow about it. This is because the actual formation of the cells takes place at a constant pace. Cells are rejected and new ones are added quickly, so the skin therefore looks fresh and clear over time. With age, this constant cell formation slows down. A constantly decreasing level of skin cells means that the total number is reduced, so that over time there are fewer cells to retain moisture. Therefore, the skin becomes drier and thinner and sometimes completely parchment-like.
Age changes take place in all layers of the skin.
The connective tissue literally connects the body's organs, tendons and tissues. This is in our younger years fixed and coherent. But the tissue also loses its strength and becomes less elastic and is ultimately to blame for the laxity that the skin gets and is what causes wrinkles.
Can something be done?
Yes, plenty. If you are younger and reading this text, the best advice is to prevent and protect! This applies equally to the choice of skin care and makeup as your lifestyle of food, sleep, alcohol, smoking and sun. But, this text is not a raised finger, lifestyle plays an active role in how we age.
Are you there where the age changes are underway?
Now is the time for your skin care to be more targeted at these challenges, which are listed below:
- Slower processes
- Dry skin
- Thin skin
- Lack of glow
- Lack of flexibility
So how can we approach it?
Here, the slower cell renewal requires a good peeling 1-2 times a week. However, because the skin is thinner and its defenses are therefore not as resistant, it is important that you only use a peeling with rounded grains, which exfoliate without scratching. Here we have developed our Crystal Face Peeling, which can help you remove dry skin and at the same time have a nurturing effect.
Another and important thing when we talk about slower processes is the actual transport of waste materials. Maybe you know about swollen eye areas or that the skin is generally less glowing. This is where Gua Sha Metal is fantastic. It is used by scraping it over the skin in upward strokes. The cooling metal is good for accumulated fluid around the eye. It generally helps to increase blood flow so that you can transport the waste products away faster. The result is glowing skin. See possibly our Gua Sha Massage guide.
Thin and dry skin:
Here it is extra important, that you use a cream with barrier-building assets and healthy oils that can protect the skin. Because when the skin is thin, the barrier is "damaged" and therefore it becomes central in your continued anti-aging care when it comes to prevention. In addition, a barrier cream helps the skin so that it can retain moisture better. Both our face creams are double barrier anti age creams. Repair Microbiome Day and Night.
Lack of glow and suppleness:
When there are fewer skin cells to retain moisture in the skin, the skin becomes dull faster in the outer skin layer. Therefore, it is important that the care both helps to keep and increases the moisture in the skin. That is why we have developed Restoring Serum Oil, which contains a seaweed extract that works in the same way as hyaluronic acids, but is simply extracted from seaweed. It keeps and increases moisture. It is used under your night cream.
But the elasticity of the skin is also decreasing. Here is a fantastic tool, Face Yoga, where you train the facial muscles. We have 97 facial muscles, all of which benefit from being activated and trained. By becoming strong, it will help the firmness of the musculature itself.
Lack of suppleness and glow can be helped along the way by facial oils. They lie longer just under the skin's surface and slowly work their way in and are absorbed quietly throughout the day. They help to optimize the skin's glow, boost, but also the comfort and suppleness of the skin itself. Here we can highly recommend our Baobab Face Oil, or Silky Smooth Serum Oil, which is dabbed on top of your day cream.
Beautiful skin does not depend on age and wrinkles, but on glow and health
When we have to define what beautiful skin is, it is unconditionally its glow and health. It's not whether we have wrinkles or not, we actually think that wrinkles can be beautiful, especially when the skin is radiant. Therefore, when we develop anti-aging care, it is the skin's glow, health, comfort and suppleness that are central. The goal is for your skin to shine beautifully, and the products to have a protective and restorative effect, and of course it must be via natural raw materials and ingredients.