When you are around 25 years old, you can start using anti-aging products. From this age your skin still has a good healing capacity and your skin cells are naturally still quite active. The longer you wait, the harder it is to make your skin cells active.
In the product lines anti-aging and Neurolift + from Farmona are several ingredients that improve the firmness of the skin. It stimulates collagen production and inhibits the breakdown of collagen. But what exactly is collagen and why is it so important?
What is collagen?
Collagen is responsible for the firmness and resilience of the skin. It is a protein that is made by the fibroblast’s and provide filling in the skin. We make collagen fibers ourselves. But did you know that from the age of 20/25 the collagen decreases in the skin? From this age the skin renews less quickly. Due to the aging process, the skin cells are less active and the production of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases. This makes the firmness of the skin less; the skin slackens and shows more wrinkles and lines. Sugar, too much sun or smoking also disrupt the production of collagen.
Lubricating a cream that only contains collagen will never help to prevent skin aging, collagen is too large a structure so it does not get into the deeper layer of the skin. Therefore, it is important to have the right ingredients in your skin care that will help the production. With certain facials and the right products, the fibroblasts are stimulated to produce collagen and elastin. Result? A skin that ages less quickly. Don’t start working with active ingredients? Then your skin slackens and you get more wrinkles. In addition to treatments and products, it is also very important to exercise / exercise and a varied diet.
Tips for anti-aging:
Tip 1 – Cleaning.
Skin improvement begins with cleansing the face. Did you know that your skin ages about 7 times faster if you don’t clean it? It is important to clean your skin twice a day with a face wash gel (suitable for all skin types, recommended for normal, combination to oily skin) or cleansing milk (suitable for all skin types, recommended for dry and sensitive skin). If you do not clean your skin daily, you are more likely to suffer from pimples, clogged pores, irritated or dull skin and develop wrinkles faster.
Did you recognize that it is equally as important to cleanse your skin in the morning as it remains in the night? While sleeping, our skin avoids waste products and grease. This is all on the skin in the morning and fat and waste products cannot be washed off the skin with just water.
It is important to cleanse the skin in the evening as well. Think of remnants of make-up, sebum and dirt on your skin (free radicals, sunlight, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heating, bacteria and much more) . If you don’t clean your skin, waste products will remain on your skin and end up on the pillow of your bed. A hotbed of bacteria in which you lie with your face all night long.
Lubricating a serum and day/night cream on an uncleaned skin doesn’t make much sense, because of the residue of dirt on the skin the active ingredients are less well absorbed by the skin.
After cleansing the skin with a face wash or cleansing milk, apply a toner with a cotton pad. This toner restores the PH-value, hydrates and soothes the skin.
Tip 2 – sun protection.
The sun is the main cause of premature signs of skin aging. The sun’s radiation consists of UVA rays and UVB rays. UVA rays are present all day long (can penetrate clouds and glass). They can damage the deeper skin layers. UVB rays damage the outer layer of the skin and cause, among other things, sunburn. Sun damage has short- and long-term effects. A sign of sun damage that is directly visible on your skin is sunburn (red-burnt skin, in severe cases blisters can occur).
The heat of the sun can dry out your skin and deplete the supply of essential fatty acids. This will make your skin look dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled. In addition, sunlight can cause pigmentation disorders, which can lead to pigmentation spots. (For more information, see pigmentation spots). There may also be a thickened epidermis, making your skin look dull.
The sun can also damage the collagen of your skin. Because the collagen is damaged, the skin loses its flexibility and firmness and also you get wrinkles and also fine lines. When the skin is burned more often in life or when the skin is exposed to sunlight for a long time, the chance of skin cancers is increased.
Daily sun protection is therefore highly recommended. Apply a cream with SPF daily before going outside. Doesn’t your favorite day cream contain SPF? Then use this Ideal Protect cream with SPF 50 over your current day cream for optimal protection.
Tip 3 – Use a serum.
In addition to your day and night cream, you can improve your care routine by adding a serum that will take even better care of your skin. A serum is ideal for penetrating deeper into the skin because it consists of smaller molecules and a very high concentration of active ingredients.
A serum is actually an extra tool that can help you even more if you want to reduce wrinkles, for example. A serum is generally more liquid than a cream and you should therefore apply it before your day or night cream. It is difficult for a serum to penetrate a thick layer of cream. That’s why you always apply a serum first after cleansing your skin and then a day or night cream.
Tip 4 – Use a day and night cream.
A day cream protects and cares for the skin. It protects the skin against external influences (sun, cold or makeup). The care is done by ingredients that, among other things, ensure that the skin loses as little moisture as possible. A night cream often contains nourishing, nourishing and moisturizing or – moisturizing ingredients. At night, the skin relaxes and recovers. The restorative process of cell division occurs faster while sleeping. A night cream supports the recovery process.