The question on everyone's minds, how do we fight the signs of ageing? Firstly let me explain how/what happens to our skin as it ages...
The passing of time progressively affects skin’s functionality and impoverishes its pillars. Degener-aging™ is the relentless weakening of the skin structure that leads to a CHANGE IN THE FACE SHAPE AND TO VISIBLE SIGNS ON THE SURFACE: less defined face contours, sagging skin, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and luminosity.
Also, excessive sun exposure, yo-yo dieting, insufficient intake of proteins and water, as well as stress and extreme exercising, can aggravate this process even in biologically young skins.
The three pillars of youth
Water, Proteins and Lipids, are seen as the three pillars of youth, all are essential elements of the skin. The skins architecture is made up of the Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis; over time our skin degenerates, loosing elastin, hydration and luminosity creating wrinkles, sagging and dyschromia.
How can we slow down the process?
You will read so many different ways in which you can combat the signs of ageing. The simple fact is we are all going to age but, there are steps we can take to slow the process.
Feeding your skin inside out
The way you eat is key to protecting your skin’s natural hydration and to supporting the production of structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin. Make sure your diet is well-balanced and rich in these powerful nutrients.
VITAMINS “A daily intake of vitamin C is fundamental to promote the natural production of collagen in the skin.”
Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, citrus, kiwis, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, peppers, grapes.
MINERAL SALTS “Zinc and copper are vital minerals for overall health and to repair and prevent signs of aging.”
Whole grains and cereals, beans, avocado, ginger, cashews.
PHYTOESTROGENS “With age, women produce less estrogen, essential for the elasticity and plumpness of the skin.”
Soy and its derivatives, flaxseeds, alfalfa.
PROTEINS “Proteins are necessary for the repair and for the construction of new tissues.”
Preferably white meat, tofu, quinoa, eggs, beans, almonds.
OMEGA 3 “These are essential fatty acids that counteract skin dryness.”
Flaxseed oil, chia seeds, walnuts, bluefish and salmon
When choosing your antiaging skincare, there are a few important ingredients that you want to be seeing on the back of the box, if these aren't there, don't waste your money!
ALPHA-POLY-HYDROXY ACIDS Effective resurfacing and renewing action with a high-concentration blend of alpha-poly-hydroxy acids.
PEPTIDES High-tech molecules to promote a firmer, smoother, more luminous and younger-looking face and eye contour.
[Comfort Zone] products also contain some exclusive breakthrough ingredients:
ARCHI-LIFT™ TECHNOLOGY The exclusive combination of botanical and high-tech active ingredients to replenish and stimulate water, proteins and lipids for plumper, smoother and more radiant skin.
MICRO AND MACRO HYALURONIC ACID (Water), PEONIA ALBIFLORA (peony Flower) - Hydro-Lipo Filler effect - stimulates fat
PALMITOYL GLYCINE (Protection Molecule), PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (Plant) - Protein support - stimulates collagen and elastin
Antiaging Facial Treatments
Want to start your antiaging journey with a skin expert. Personal Touch offers a treatment which resurfaces, re-densifies and lifts the skin. Combined with the exclusive [comfort zone] Active Lift Massage, it stimulates cellular regeneration, bestows fullness
and redefines the volume of the face. The efficacy and specific actions obtained are thanks to the double peeling combined with pure Vitamin C.
Need some inspiration to help you get started, check out my Healthy Antiaging Recipes, tasty and full of lots of ingredients.