While I happen to think that the signs of aging are not as devilish as the beauty industry would suggest, it is no secret that most women would prefer to be without wrinkles for as long as possible.
But what exactly are these little lines?
Without becoming too scientific, the skin consists of three layers – epidermis dermis and subcutaneous tissue each of which changes with age
The regeneration of the cells of the epidermis takes longer, and so this surface level becomes about 10% thinner every decade.
In the dermis, collagen, the natural structure of the skin, begins to break down and loosen the firm structure of the skin.
And in subcutaneous tissue, the fat cells decrease in size and can no longer fill areas of weaker skin.
The skin also produces less natural oil and sweat and can store less moisture.
All of these changes together result in skin that wrinkles much more often and leads to temporary lines.
Is there anti-wrinkle skin care?
I hate to say the obvious, but we're all getting older, and the fight against the aging process is a tough one!
That being said, there are many steps we can take to help us grow old gracefully:
- Keep the skin as healthy, strong and hydrated as possible by regularly moisturizing and conditioning the skin with products that are rich in essential fatty acids .
- stay away from the sun. Excessive exposure to UVA & UVB rays breaks down collagen, causing the skin to become weak and loose prematurely.
- do not smoke. Smoking consumes our sources of vitamin C, so smokers produce less collagen.
- contain antioxidants in your diet and products that prevent pollutants from breaking down collagen in our environment.