It’s never too late to improve the condition of your skin.
What is aging?
One of the major causes of aging is “oxidative stress.” This relates to damage to our DNA, proteins, and lipids (fats) caused by oxidants, which are highly reactive substances containing oxygen. These oxidants are produced normally but also result from inflammation, infection, and consumption of alcohol and environmental pollution.
The majority of age-dependent changes that occur in our skin happen in the dermis, which can lose from 20-80% of its thickness during the aging process. This is the result of changes in the fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) biosynthesis. Not only is the collagen and elastin produced at a slower rate, which impacts the skin’s inability to repair itself, but the organization of the protein also changes, affecting the skin’s structure.
Most commonly changes to the skin appear when people reach their mid-twenties, their skin begins to change, and depending on its constitution, as well as external influences, signs of ageing will develop sooner or later. Typical changes include a loss of moisture and elasticity, causing tautness, and resulting attention and protection with enhanced skin care requirements.
Collagen play a crucial role and is what makes your complexion firm, plump, and youthful. This protein makes up 75 to 80 percent of your dermis.
Is there a slowdown of cell turnover?
Does the environment affect aging skin?
What is Photoaging?
Skin discoloration and hypopigmentation
When we see an increase in yellow coloration in aged skin, it is the result of a decrease in brown melanin pigment along with a decline in red and blue-colored capillaries. In the case of cigarette smokers, the toxins cause a breakdown of elastin that also contributes to the yellow color of skin. This overall skin discoloration is often accompanied by an increase in broken veins.
While hyperpigmentation is most often associated with skin aging, we also see hypopigmentation due to a reduction in the number of melanocytes; there is a decline of 6-8% per decade after age 30, which accounts for the lighter skin color.
Recommended products for aging skin
Scientifically formulated to intensely hydrate and rejuvenate skin that has lived. Atopis promotes cell renewal and restores collagen production to smooth lines and wrinkles. Clinically shown to reduce redness and even skin tone. Atopis Anti-Aging Cream leaves skin feeling soft and revitalized with a youthful glow.
Thoroughly Gentle Cleanser
Clears dirt and toxins, unblocking skin pores. Removes bad bacteria, while supporting good bacteria and skin microflora.
Gently cleans and calms the skin leaving it protected.
Contains kiwifruit seed oil and natural extracts to protect and restore the skin lipid barrier.
Atopis Toner gently closes pores, locks in moisture to boosts collagen and help heal. It acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and even skin tone.
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