Skin Conditions - Aging

Aging is a constant battle!  We’re all getting older, and after our twenties, none of us want to look like it.  Until we find the fountain of youth, it’s a struggle everyone will have to endure.  

But what exactly is aging?  And is there anything we do about it?

There are two types of aging - intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.  

Intrinsic aging takes place due to the natural degeneration of collagen, elastin, and skin cells within the body.  It begins in the twenties, and worsens the older you get.  Skin cells become less efficient at producing collagen and elastin, two fibers that contribute to skin elasticity and durability.  As the levels of these fibers decreases, the skin becomes thinner, less elastic, less durable, and more susceptible to gravity, resulting in sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and other age signs. 

Extrinsic aging takes place due to external factors.  The main culprit of external aging is the sun.  UV rays from the sun damage skin cells, decreasing their production of collagen and elastin while also inhibiting their rate of regeneration.  Other external factors include smoking, illness, and poor nutrition.  Combined with the intrinsic aging process, further age-signs develop.  

Is there anything we can do to stop the aging process?

In a word, no.  There is nothing anyone can do to completely stop the aging process.  Nonetheless, Cosmedica Skincare believes in aging gracefully, and there are many things everyone can do to prevent, even reverse, aging in the skin.  How?  

First, stimulate skin cells.  For instance, Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum infuses the skin with the moisture it needs for skin cells to remain optimally active.  This means increased collagen and elastin production for smoother, less wrinkled, younger-looking skin.

Second, protect the skin.  In addition to a sunscreen, protect the skin from damaging free radicals and other environmental factors that cause extrinsic aging.  The antioxidant power of Cosmedica Vitamin C Serum is a great way to do so. 

Third, nourish the skin.  Proper skin health and collagen production depends on proper nourishment, so treat your skin to the nourishing essential oils in Dermalogica Multi-Active Night Creme.  

Like we said, we haven’t found the fountain of youth, but we might have the next best thing.  Age gracefully with Cosmedica Skincare.