Anti-aging skin care for wrinkles, lines, saggy and dull skin ｜ Environ
Mature skin is characterized by fine wrinkles around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, lip lines, sagging, dry and textured skin, open pores, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dullness, lack of firmness etc.
The activity of fibroblasts in the dermis begins to decline around the age of 25. Fibroblasts help promote the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, etc., which are also found in the dermis layer. Due to this decrease in cell metabolism, the skin structure begins to weaken, resulting in wrinkles and sagging.
Thus, irreversible physical changes due to aging are unavoidable. However, this chronological factor is only about 10% of the causes of skin aging.
The remaining 90% is affected by external phenomena such as ultraviolet rays, smoking, stress, and lack of sleep.
Ultraviolet rays are the most notable cause of debilitating skin. In fact, the expression “photo-aging skin” literally refers to the skin damaged by prolonged sun exposure.
You should be especially careful of UVA. UVA is a long-wavelength UV light that penetrates to the dermis layer of the skin. It may adversely affect the structure of the skin, and directly cause of wrinkles and sagging.
Ultraviolet rays also activate melanocytes, causing pigmentation. In addition, sunlight can create oxidative stress in the skin, driving the skin towards aging. So the best solution for photo-aging would be to block the sun with UV protection, minimizing the skin damage.
Environ cream that contains antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E would be beneficial to prevent aging skin.
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Tobacco also can produce free radicals in the body, causing skin aging. This is because smoking destroys vitamin C in the body. Since Vitamin C is an important vitamin for creating beautiful skin through the clarifying effect and collagen production, its decrease can lead to wrinkles, pigmentation, and sagging.
Smokers often have small yet many fine lines around the mouth. Stopping smoking is the best option (although not easy!), but smokers should be especially aware to take on extra vitamin C. It is also important to take in antioxidants, to combat the skin damage caused by the increasing amount of oxidative stress.
Stress has been found to increase the hormone cortisol in the body. Excessive secretion of cortisol promotes the breakdown of proteins in the body, which delays regeneration of the skin, resulting in thinning of the skin and slowing down or delaying the production of collagen and elastin.
In addition, during stress, the body needs more energy, so the nutrition is not fully distributed to the skin, and it may appear on the skin as rough skin, dullness, sagging or fatigue. Therefore, at stressful times, an internal approach will be effective. Also to provide the minimum amount of vitamin A, with vegetable oil containing beta-carotene, to the skin would be beneficial.
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Relaxation, a well-balanced life style, and good quality of sleep are essential, but you should take extra care about having nutritious food, especially during stressful periods. You can consider taking a high-quality supplement along with a multivitamin supplement, although you should be sure to have a proper balanced diet when you take these.
In addition, if stress adversely affects the digestive system, preparing the intestinal environment with probiotics may be considered as an option.
Insufficient sleep leads to a decrease in metabolism, poor circulation, and an inability to repair the skin, resulting in dullness, sagging and dark circles under the eyes. It is important to get good nutrition to be well rested. Again, multivitamins will be a good support in achieving this.
Air pollution also increases the amount of free radical activity in the skin, so antioxidants are useful, but proper cleansing of the skin is the key element to keep the skin clean.
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Anti-aging skin care aims to protect the skin from these external influences and promote the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, while strengthening the structure of the dermis.
Environ uses peptides and AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) as active ingredients to address the following age-related skin problems:
- Overall skin aging – sluggishness, wrinkles, lines, dullness, uneven skin tone, dryness
- Lack of firmness, textured skin, dullness, open and sagging pores
- Dry and lacklustre skin, deep lip lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, dark circles
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
The idea of Environ is to focus on creating healthy skin with vitamin A. While keeping vitamin cream as a basic skin routine, anti-aging care products are treated as a booster to address the dermis layer, which is below even the epidermis on the surface of the skin.