Lifestyle, sun exposure, age and gravity influence the formation of unwanted wrinkles that cause changes in the skin structure. Facial rejuvenation can be carried out without the use of expensive procedures at home.
What accelerates the formation of wrinkles?
From a medical point of view, the causes of skin aging are a violation of its proper functioning, a biologically programmed loss of functions of cells, tissues, organs and systems.
The formation of mimic wrinkles, bags and shadows under the eyes is affected by malnutrition, insufficient water intake, as well as insufficient hydration or improper make-up removal – therefore, proper facial care should be taken care of.
Mimic wrinkles [/ caption]In the epidermis, the process of cell renewal slows down. A healthy, radiant complexion is rich in natural lipids. With age, the skin reduces the production of these fats, which can cause dryness, an unpleasant feeling of tightness, and even dullness and discoloration. A broken skin barrier is more prone to irritation and water loss. This is why it is so important to counteract lipid loss. Moisturized skin often looks radiant and wrinkles are less visible.
Free radicals can contribute to the reduction of lipids in the skin. That is why it is so important to use tanning cosmetics not only in summer. If the lipids in the skin’s cell membrane are damaged by free radicals (most often: overexposure to the sun), the cells become weaker and less able to transport nutrients to the skin.
If lipids are deficient in the skin when the diet is deficient in fatty acids (and they are found in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, vegetable oils, nuts and seeds), serious problems with the epidermis can occur, such as eczema, dermatitis and even psoriasis. A balanced and varied diet directly affects the appearance and good condition of the skin of the face.
Collagen and elastin fibers produced by fibroblasts are responsible for the correct structure of the skin. Their level in the skin decreases every year, and the skin becomes less elastic. Fortunately, this process can be slowed down to some extent by using the right cosmetics.
Additional Information! Collagen is a strong protein naturally produced by our body. It plays a key role in many structures in our body such as skin, hair, bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, cartilage and connective tissues.
Collagen makes up about 80% of our skin. Together with elastin, it gives it strength and is necessary to maintain its elasticity. It is also essential for the skin’s natural renewal process as it removes old skin cells and makes room for new ones.
As we age, collagen production naturally slows down. So if you want to reduce wrinkles, one way to do this is to increase your collagen levels.
Choosing the right collagen skin care products is not the only way to boost your protein levels. Facial massage can also help stimulate collagen production. When the muscles of the face are tense, it is easier for the skin to maintain its elasticity. Improves blood circulation, which helps restore the skin’s radiant appearance.
What destroys collagen fibers?
In addition to the natural loss of collagen that progresses with age, collagen fibers can also be adversely affected by:
- excessive alcohol consumption;
- deficiency of vitamins, especially A, C and E;
- prolonged exposure to the sun;
- chronic stress;
- free radicals.
To ensure the restoration and further production of collagen fibers, you need to enrich your diet with collagen-rich foods, such as gelatin. The best collagen is by-products, all kinds of jelly, including fruit ones – everything that contains edible gelatin.
Collagen is synthesized in the presence of vitamin C, so the diet should include fruits and vegetables rich in this vitamin. Also vitamins A and E.
- Note! A diet high in sugar is the process of breaking down collagen fibers. The skin becomes less elastic and loses its healthy color, which undoubtedly adds years.
Hyaluronic acid has the ability to retain water and plays a key role in skin hydration. As with collagen, with age, its production decreases, which causes the skin to tighten, the complexion looks dry and dull, and wrinkles appear.
Smoking causes severe dryness and irritation of the skin, loss of radiance, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Inaccurate removal of makeup will lead to the fact that the remnants of cosmetics, dirt and sebum will settle on the face, making it gray, irritated and older,
How to rejuvenate your face at home
To make the skin look younger, it is worth doing home procedures: cleansing, moisturizing, applying an anti-wrinkle cream, and also using anti-aging masks.
Important! Because mature skin can be dry, it’s important to look for skin care products that deeply hydrate the skin and help fight signs of aging.
Home lifting – a way to rejuvenate the face
The first sign of skin aging is the loss of moisture, which leads to a loss of elasticity. In home care, it is worth taking more care of proper skin hydration.
In order for moisturizing to be effective, it is necessary to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, which will accelerate the absorption of active ingredients contained in cosmetics.
The cream should be used not only during the day, but also at night. It should have a rejuvenating effect, be rich in components: vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin, retinol. Apply anti-wrinkle cream from the bottom up with patting or circular motions.
It is also worth taking care of the delicate skin around the eyes, because a tired look, bruises and gray skin add age.
Anti-wrinkle masks – the effect of facial rejuvenation
Honey, cucumber, aloe vera, yogurt, bananas, carrots and many other ingredients are perfect for a homemade mask. Homemade anti-aging masks do not contain substances that clog pores and do not irritate sensitive skin.
They use homemade masks that tighten, nourish and smooth the skin based on natural clay, yeast, olive oil, eggs and lemon.
Green is for combination to oily skin, while white and pink are recommended for normal, irritated skin. In turn, red clay is well suited for women with couperose skin. Choose the right one, mix with argan or olive oil, and apply on the face in a thicker layer. Wash off after 20 minutes with warm water.
Yeast perfectly smoothes, removes toxins and tightens the skin. All you need to do is mix 1/3 of the crushed yeast with a little warm milk and apply evenly on your face, leave for 20 minutes.
Olive oil mask
An oil mask is great for dry skin. To improve the result, lightly heat two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and then gently apply to the face. Cover the face with gauze folded several times and wait about 25 minutes. After this time, remove excess oil and wash with warm water.
The egg protein mask is recommended for women who struggle with grey, dry skin with visible signs of aging. Such homemade cosmetics provide a lifting effect, smoothes, brightens, refreshes, narrows pores and gives the skin radiance.
Beat the egg white into a strong foam, add a few drops of lemon juice to it and apply evenly on the face, leaving for 10-15 minutes. After this time, rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Homemade anti-aging masks bring the best results with regular use. It is recommended to use them at least once a week. However, it should be remembered that such a natural mask must be used within a day and stored in the refrigerator.
Ready-made pharmacy masks also have a rejuvenating effect. They contain strong anti-aging substances with effective action. Moisturizing and brightening masks, based on vitamin C, make the skin younger and healthier.