Aging is a physiological and natural process of the skin, so we cannot prevent it from happening. Over the years the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases, consequently, the skin thins, loses the ability to retain water inside and thus loses elasticity and firmness.
In addition, we must bear in mind that the cell regeneration of the epidermis also slows down over the years, which makes the skin thinner and gives a greater sensation of roughness.
These natural skin processes are called intrinsic aging and are characterized by being unavoidable and genetically determined biological processes that progress slowly over the years. However, aging can be accelerated due to lifestyle and environmental factors such as pollution or excessive sun exposure. This process of skin aging due to avoidable external factors is called extrinsic aging, and it is on which we can act to delay and minimize skin aging.
Although wrinkles are one of the natural manifestations of skin aging and we cannot prevent them from happening, we can minimize them and delay their appearance. Here's how:
Avoid excessive sun exposure:
As we talked about in the article about antioxidants, high-frequency solar radiation, such as Ultra Violet rays, is one of the factors that increases oxidative stress in the skin, leading to premature aging. For this reason, the use of sun protection is recommended. At Planthia we advise you to use quality sunscreens that do not contain toxic compounds such as oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Eat a healthy diet:
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables will provide you with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to protect your skin from free radical damage. In addition to healthy fats present in foods such as avocado, nuts and vegetable oils rich in unsaturated fatty acids.
During the night our body takes advantage of it to carry out cellular repair and regeneration functions, eliminate toxins from our body and manufacture collagen and elastin. That is why adequate rest helps to keep the skin healthier and smoother.
When stress becomes chronic, biological effects appear that affect the skin. In times of stress our body produces higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that in the long term can cause skin inflammation. In addition, stress favors the appearance of free radicals that increase oxidative stress and accelerate skin aging.
Drink plenty of water:
Keep the body hydrated and with it also our skin.
Take care of your skin with natural products:
Daily skin care is essential if you want to avoid aging due to extrinsic factors such as pollution, stress or solar radiation. But it is important that you use quality products and avoid toxic products that can damage your skin and your health in the long run. There are numerous vegetable oils that help nourish and hydrate your skin, as well as natural vitamins and antioxidants that prevent premature aging and the appearance of wrinkles.
That is why at Planthia we have designed some products with natural active ingredients that specifically help to keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated, avoiding premature aging.
Our rejuvenating products:
The Tonic PURE It is ideal for daily cleansing and toning the skin and presents active ingredients with powerful cellular regenerative and antioxidant capacities such as aloe vera and red clover flower extract, which is one of the most important plant sources of phytoestrogens.
Our Facial Cream HYDRA it will keep your face hydrated and nourished avoiding the appearance of premature aging. In addition, it is enriched with coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E that neutralize the action of free radicals.
Our products to combat wrinkles:
The eye contour cream RE-FIT Helps keep the eye area hydrated and nourished. It contains active ingredients such as vegetable hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 that form a perfect mix to prevent dark circles, wrinkles, crow's feet, bags and other signs of aging.
The body butter SILK nourishes, tones and hydrates the skin in depth. Its formula rich in vegetable oils of grape seed and soy improves the natural balance of the skin and prevents the signs of aging.
Our cleansing foamer PURE is a daily facial cleanser with powerful active ingredients that deeply cleanse and purify the skin such as turmeric, aloe vera and nettle extract.
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