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It’s no secret that the skin and the entire physiognomy of the face change as the years pass. Aging is a wonderful process that should be seen as a privilege that many do not experience, and during which changes in our appearance will inevitably occur – especially in the skin of the face. It is not reversible, but proper care of mature skin can slow down the first signs of aging, soften those that are already visible and enable a healthy and youthful appearance in years to come.
What is skin aging?
Aging is a gradual slowing down of skin metabolism that begins between the ages of 25 and 30 in men and women and continues to develop over time. It leads to changes in the function and anatomy of the skin, which cause a slowdown in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, a decrease in hyaluronic acid, and water loss. All these changes are manifested as signs of aging in the texture and color of the skin, the appearance of fine lines and more pronounced wrinkles, loss of skin volume and elasticity, and dryness and dehydration that make the skin less resistant to damage.
Factors affecting aging
Chronological age is unchangeable for everyone and is calculated from the date of birth, but sometimes you meet a person who seems older or younger than they should be considering their age – then we are talking about the effects of biological age on appearance, which largely depends on the influence of the environment and the way of life. Therefore, when we talk about changes in the skin due to aging, it is important to note that there are two types of aging – intrinsic or chronological and extrinsic aging.
Intrinsic or chronological aging
It is a consequence of the passage of time and largely depends on a person’s genetics and physiology. Signs of chronological aging are thin skin, loss of fatty tissue, fine lines, and dry skin.
It is caused by a combination of various harmful external factors from the environment, the most famous and dangerous of which is exposure to ultraviolet rays, which cause photoaging of the skin, manifested through the appearance of spots and uneven skin color, capillaries on the nose, cheeks, and neck, as well as reduced skin elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to exposure to the sun, external factors include diet, physical activity, exposure to excessive stress, and bad lifestyle habits such as smoking and insufficient sleep.
How to take care of mature, dry facial skin?
The skin acts as a protective shield between the environment and the body, so it is important to be aware of the importance of its care, especially the skin of the face and neck, which are one of the most exposed parts of the body throughout the year, and to get timely information on how to care for mature skin.
Changes you can start with immediately are sufficient water intake throughout the day, avoiding the sun, and using a high protection factor. Quit or reduce bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption and ensure a balanced diet, enough physical activity, and the hours of sleep your body needs to rest.
During the day, the skin is worn out in the fight against the harmful effects of the environment, and the evening is used as a time for regeneration. For this reason, mature and dry skin care requires continuous and proper daily and evening facial skin care.
Regularly remove make-up and clean your face with gentle products that will not irritate the skin and use mechanical exfoliation – an excellent tool for removing dead skin cells – only if your facial skin is not prone to inflammation and is not reactive. Proper and regular facial care can improve skin firmness and facial volume, soften fine lines and slow down the appearance of new signs of aging.
What care for mature, dry skin requires from a beauty routine is deep hydration during the day and night, and in recent years, there has been an increasing demand for natural face and body care products due to their ingredients’ benefits. uchka cosmetics is based on potent herbal ingredients collected in the untouched wilderness of Istria, which revitalize and hydrate facial skin.
uchka’s natural care for mature skin begins with the Nourishing Serum – a wealth of cold-pressed oils enriched with antioxidant plant extracts that deeply nourish the skin. The Rich Cream is a face cream with a combination of bakuchiol (so-called herbal retinol), which smoothes wrinkles and narrows pores, and wild-picked salvia cistus, whose anti-aging properties are manifested in the restoration of elasticity, leaves the skin smooth, nourished, and soft to the touch. The entire beauty routine is rounded off by the potent Eye Cream, which, with the help of hydrolate of wild-picked salvia cistus and olive leaf, cares for the most sensitive part of the face, reduces fine lines, and improves the skin’s structure.
Be your skin’s best ally in diminishing signs of aging by using gentle yet powerful products and providing superior care.