Over time, sun damage and environmental stress can limit the elasticity of our skin and make our skin appear dull or tired. While wrinkles and drooping skin are a natural part of the aging process, specific changes to skin care routines can stave off the common symptoms of aged skin and brighten our outlook!
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Aging
Intrinsic aging is caused by time. Over time, the collagen network of our skin begins to break down, causing droops and sags. At the same time, the elastin in our skin functions less effectively so the skin doesn’t stretch and return as well as it once did.
Extrinsic aging is related to solar damage. This damage manifests as a layer of elastostatic tissue, or skin that doesn’t flex any more. Both forms of aging result in wrinkles of varying depth.
More Than Just Moisturizer
The Restorative Serum for Skin Health from Cenegenics Boston is much more than moisturizer. This remarkable product boosts new skin production by activating stem cells to repair age spots and wrinkles. You’ll see fewer wrinkles and firmer skin thanks to reactivated collagen and elastin in your cells.
The Important Function of Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and elastin are often mentioned together when discussing skin care. Each of these very different proteins has an impact on the condition of your skin. However, it’s important to note that your entire body puts these two proteins to use.
Collagen is the protein related to strength. It’s used to build bones, skin and all the connective tissues within the body. On your face, it’s the protein that prevents jowls from drooping and eyelids from sagging.
Elastin is another protein related to flexibility. It gives the skin the ability to stretch and return. It’s also a major component in our blood vessels and connective tissue.
Most of the collagen and elastin produced by your body is generated during the first twenty years of life. Stimulating the growth of these important proteins later in life is critically important to reduce the signs of aging.
Collagen, Elastin and Overall Health
In addition to the skin-boosting qualities of Restorative Serum, dietary changes to boost your intake of Vitamins C, B & E can aid in collagen production. Colorful foods are your best sources of vitamins C and B. Raw foods will deliver more vitamin C than cooked foods. Load up on fresh vegetables and fruits for a hearty burst of these important nutrients. Nuts and whole grains are good sources of Vitamin E.
Maintaining healthy hydration levels can also reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and caffeinated beverages to make your water intake count.
Maintaining vs. Improving
Staying hydrated and using sunscreen can help reduce further skin damage. However, if you want to rebuild firm, flexible skin, you’ll need some help. Collagen and elastin production by the body slows down considerably once you reach your adult height. Contact Cenegenics Boston for a treatment that can help restore youthful skin.