1. Use Mineral-based Sunscreen.

Sun protection with mineral based Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide providing the skin with a high level of protection against UVA, UVB and free radicals. Mineral based products usually don’t have preservatives.

  •  Don’t ignore diet supplements.

Vitamins, minerals, herbals and enzymes will rejuvenate your skin because of their sheer nutrients. They will give a healthy glow to the skin and help to moisturize and fight skin-aging.

  •  Take Tepid showers, not hot ones!

Hot showers bring blood circulation to the skin thus removing too many natural oils. This can lead to rashes or even aggravate eczema or dry patches.

Hot water can also cause spider veins. If you’ve been in the sun for a long time and you take a hot shower it will dry out your skin. Excessive sweating can also lead to acne breakouts.

  •  Give Retinol a try if your skin isn’t too sensitive.

Retinol, Vitamin A, lighten dark spots, sun spots, age spots and prevent skin aging by helping build collagen. Overnight retinol repair is an example of topical retinol cream that dramatically reduce the appearance of skin aging. Look for creams that have Vitamin A in them.

  •  Exfoliate – it’s a must.

Peeling your skin twice to three times maximum a week is essential. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and excess oils which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Avoid harsh beady scrubs which can irritate and even scarring the skin. Exfoliate gently.

  •  Don’t underestimate Antioxidants.

Oxidative stress caused by free radicals can be reduced with antioxidants. Antioxidants are food for the skin. They fight aging and limit the production of free radicals by neutralising them. The most common free radicals affecting the skin are ultraviolet radiation, pollution and other environmental stressors.

  •  Proper cleansers are a great way to clean the skin.

Soap-free cleansers thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. But you must remember to moisturize your skin according your skin type to protect and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone.

  •  Keep your dermatologist and skin therapist appointments.

It is imperative to visit your skin therapist at least three times a year. Dermatologists are also important because they can detect and diagnose skin problems.

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Wrinkles, altered pigmentation (age spots), loss of tone all associated with skin aging. Age -related skin changes are the result of genetically -programmed changes (intrinsic factors) and environmental wear and tear on skin (extrinsic factors). Ultraviolet has cases majority of structural changes to the skin. These changes are chemical reactions that occur within the skin and include:

Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), also known as free radicals; from stable molecules Free radicals attack lipids membranes and DNA in the nucleus in an attempt to steal an electron to stabilize themselves. When this happenings they form other stable molecules. The result of this process causes damage to the cell which leads to inflammation, cross linking of collagen and disease.

Wrinkles occur as a result of a reduction in muscle mass and skin thickness, Cross-linking of collagen and elastin and dehydration of Stratum Cornium ( the outer most layer of the skin).

Skin discoloration (age spots) changing in skin color are often associated with aging. Hyper pigmentation or dark spot is the result of cumulative UV exposure that activate melanocyte or melamine cell. This is often associated with hypo pigmentation or reduction in number of melanocytes. There is a decline of 6-8% per decade after age 30 which accounts for the lighter skin color. This is not only leads to the obvious reduction in melanin, but also accounts for a diminished protective capacity against UV exposure. along with the decline in melnocytes, there is a decline in the other dendric cell of the epidermis ( the langerhans cells) which results in a diminished immune response for the skin.

Breakdown of Collagen and Elastin the majority of age-dependent changes ( wrinkles& sagging) that occur in our skin happen result of 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.

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