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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTI AGING AND YOUR SKIN

Most people start to feel concerned about their skin showing signs of aging, somewhere in their 30’s.  Did you start having that concern sooner or later than that?  There are many things you can do to prevent and even reverse the signs of aging, but it takes perseverance.  Like creating any new habit, better health and skin care requires consistent effort. 

Skin aging is caused by the natural progressions of the aging process in our bodies but also due to sun exposure and exposure to the elements and environmental factors.  

Our skin has two distinct layers - the epidermis that makes up the outer barrier of our skin and protects us from environmental factors, such as bacteria and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.  Meanwhile, the dermis is rich in collagens and other proteins, which are responsible for skin’s strength and elasticity.

Both layers go through a lot during our lifetime, and with more time, damage can accumulate. 

Here are some medically proven reasons why our skin shows the signs of aging:

DERMAL CELLS LOSE THEIR CONNECTIONS

The dermis contains a very complex arrangement of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, including collagens and others, such as elastin, which provides elasticity.

Fibroblast cells in the dermis not only produce these proteins, but they are also firmly lodged in between these proteins and connected to them. As we age, the ECM progressively loses its integrity as the protein structures become fragmented.

Fibroblasts lose their ECM connections as enzymes slowly degrade the protein networks. This leads to a change in fibroblast shape, severely affecting the cells’ function. Protein production by fibroblasts is reduced, contributing further to the breakdown of the ECM network.

This detrimental circle of events causes a significant reduction in elasticity and results in the loss of our pert skin tone. Why this happens during the normal aging process is not clear, but scientists think that it is caused by a combination of oxidative stress damage to DNA, cell senescence, and chronic inflammation.

However, the dermis is not the only culprit at play.

EPIDERMAL CELLS AND UV DAMAGE

Although we all experience some natural loss of elasticity and ECM integrity as we age, sun exposure makes this much worse.

But fibroblasts themselves do not react to direct irradiation with UV light in laboratory studies. Instead, scientists think that cells in the epidermis respond to UV exposure by releasing chemicals that diffuse into the dermis and lead to enzyme release in dermal fibroblasts.

This complex interplay is thought to result in deep wrinkles, which is a hallmark of UV-induced skin aging. And recent evidence implicates a third player in causing the signs of skin aging.

FAT TISSUE

As our bodies age, the fat layer below the skin naturally shrinks, resulting in sagging. But until recently, scientists were unable to see any connection between UV damage and fat; UV rays do not penetrate deeply enough to reach the subcutaneous fat.

However, a new type of fat depot in the deep dermis was recently discovered that can penetrate the upper dermis, which is well within reach of UV light.

These specialized fat cells can also respond to chemicals released by cells in the epidermis. In response to chronic UV damage, these fat cells die and are replaced by scar tissue.

Armed with this knowledge, can we avoid the inevitable accumulation of skin damage? Sun exposure at safe levels will certainly limit the amount of damage that UV can inflict on your skin.

THE SIGNS OF AGING AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

You notice that your skin is looking a little dull.

Your skin cell turnover slows down as early as your 20s. By the time you hit your 30s new cells are visible every 28-35 days, whereas they once turned over every 14 days or so when you were a child.

Since your skin cells aren’t turning over as often, you can rid your skin of these dead cells manually to reveal newer, brighter skin cells underneath. This not only makes your skin more glowing, but it also helps ensure that the products you layer on top are absorbed more deeply.  The best way to do this manually is to find a scrub that you like as well as an exfoliating tool, like a buff puff, to help the process along.

Your skin is very dry.

Another pesky side effect of slowing skin turnover is that the top layer of skin has a more difficult time staying moisturized naturally. It takes longer for the top layer of the skin to slough off, giving a more dull and dry quality.  In addition, production of hydrating factors in the skin such as hyaluronic acid slows down and break down increases.  The best solution is to include an acid product into your weekly routine to help with cell turnover

Your face doesn’t look as full as it used to.

In our 30’s cell turnover slows down, skin recovers less easily from inflammation, important proteins such as collagen and elastin breakdown faster and less is made and the naturally found skin plumping sugar known as hyaluronic acid starts to decrease.  Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bags under the eyes, and more prominent laugh lines called nasolabial folds are all new things you might notice.  Changing hormones also contribute to many of these changes, specifically a loss of estrogen that causes us to lose volume and bone mass in our skull, cheekbones, and jawline.  The best solution to this is a moisturizer that agrees with your skin.  A good moisturizer is going to hydrate, decrease collagen breakdown, and normalize cell turnover.   

Your skin seems to get irritated more often.

In addition to your skin being more susceptible to dryness, it is also less tolerant of external factors like cold and dry weather and harsh soaps. In other words, the cleansers you may have used on your face and body when you were younger without blinking an eye at the ingredients list won't cut it anymore—they’ll quickly cause skin irritation and leave you hanging out to dry, literally.  The best solution is to find a cleanser that is soap free and has hydrating ingredients. 

Dark spots pop up from nowhere and don’t fade as fast as they used to.

With decades of sun exposure under your belt, you might start noticing dark spots popping up on your face. These spots are caused by years of low-grade exposure to the sun, which stimulate pigment-producing cells to go into overdrive.  You might also start to notice scars from things like acne fade at a slower rate. Those with darker skin types often notice these changes in pigmentation to a higher degree. Hyperpigmentation is often made worse by hormonal changes, UV exposure, and certain medications.

The best solution for this is adding a brightening product to your routine.  Retinoids, arbutin, and kojic acid are the best natural ingredients to help with discoloration.

Our organic anti aging serum has a 5 star rating and a truly impressive list of ingredients to help you on your anti aging skin care journey. 

Here’s a snapshot of our full ingredients list, and then we’ll highlight the ingredients that help with anti aging:

Achillea Millefolium Extract , Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Algae Extract, Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Althea officinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root) Extract, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Aphanizomenon flos-aqua (Blue Green Algae) Tincture, Argireline, Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Camellia sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Bacillus Ferment (Vegan), Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Oil, Citric Acid, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Ginseng Extract, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Hibiscus Extract, Jasmine Essential Oil, Lavendula angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mushroom Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Salix nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract, Silybum marianum (Organic Milk Thistle) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Stellaria media (Organic Chickweed) Extract, Squalene, Squalene (Vegan), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Urtica Dioica (Organic Nettle Leaf) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tripeptide 1, Tripeptide 10 Citrulline, Ulmus fulva (Organic Slippery Elm) Extract, Vegan Collagen, Vegetable Glycerin, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

KEY INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHTS

Argireline: Argireline is part of the peptide family, and has been proven to reduce the degree of existing facial wrinkles.

Green Tea Extract:  Can decrease the risk of skin cancer and alleviates water retention in skin. Great for firming and toning.  Anti-viral and anti-bacterial. 

Hibiscus Extract: Hibiscus flowers have strong anti-oxidant properties, can prove skin elasticity and increase tone.

Mushroom Extract: Can increase collagen production and increase firmness in skin.

Plant Derived Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract: Helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles associated with the aging process by increasing collagen, and increases firmness in the skin.

Tripeptides: Proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles significantly, as well as increase collagen production, and increase suppleness.

Vegan Collagen:  While derived from vegetables, it is proven just as effective as animal based collagen.  Adding collagen to your skin topically can help strengthen skin and increase elasticity.

Jeanette | Formulator & Owner of Claribelskincare.com




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