"All people want to live a long time, but nobody wants to be old."
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745 biennium).
Meticulously looking in the mirror of his own face, we caution we seek the slightest changes, indicating that the aging process has begun. Here are delineated subtle rays of wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes, faint vertical lines appeared on his upper lip, the corners of the lips slightly lowered, giving the face a sad expression. And what is there to rejoice! The inexorable passage of time has already put on the seemingly more young person of your print!
And here we are reminded of the anti-aging cosmetics! Yesterday use it was still early, and now ...? Maybe it's too late? It is important to feel that moment when it is not too early and not too late!
Ideally, of course, if you can consult a good beautician, because too early use of anti-aging, as well as the wrong choice may not improve the situation, but rather to bring a lot of harm. A specialist can objectively assess the condition of your skin, because to someone means anti-age are required to have 30 years, and some 45 years and has a resilient young skin without visible changes and may well do the usual moisturizer or even homemade cosmetics. The usefulness of anti-aging agents is not determined by age and skin condition. Young skin yet itself generates a major amount of materials that support its youth and if make these substances in large quantities with creams and masks can disrupt the natural process of self-renewal and there is a risk to age prematurely.
Why aging skin?
Aging Skin - an individual process, it is influenced by genetic factors (to a large extent), and the condition of the internal organs, and way of life, and ecology of the environment and psychological condition, and much, much more.
Science divides the aging process of the skin on
Which depends on the age and
Due to the action of ultraviolet rays on the skin. Of course, in real life there is often a combination of symptoms and chronobiological and photo-aging. We all walk under the sun!
Early and late, as a result of reducing the activity of fibroblasts, loss of elasticity, reducing estrogens saturation deficit of nutrients, wrinkles appear on the skin - at first mimic, and then sagging and wrinkles, the skin becomes thin, pale and dry. If the skin often has a sunburn (sunburn immoderate work in the open air), the picture is somewhat different aging - skin thickens, becomes rough, with coarse deep wrinkles, age spots.
What can we counter the aging of the skin?
Of course prevention! Daily skin care, protecting it from adverse factors, first of all UV, good nutrition, adequate fluid intake, smoking cessation and alcohol abuse, adequate sleep, optimistic - this is probably the most important thing! Well, as a supplement - a good quality cosmetics.
What lurks in the treasured jar
Modern cosmetics contain a variety of components that can, if not prevent, the delay in the manifestation of many years of skin aging. Consider some of them:
(vitamin A) and
(vitamin E) - contribute to the binding of free radicals, normalize the natural metabolic processes in the skin. Retinol affect the regeneration processes in the skin, the division of skin cells, regulates the activity of sebum, the production of melanin and collagen synthesis.
(ascorbic acid, ascorbate) - an antioxidant, an indispensable component in the production of collagen, the skin lightens.
• A very important element of modern cosmetics -
, Produced by the body and is found literally everywhere (in all organs), what has caused his second name "ubiquinone" (from the Latin. Ubique - everywhere, everywhere). Today known Q10 has two main functions in living organisms. The first - it is involved in energy in any of our cells, and the second - antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 only soluble antioxidant that can be synthesized in humans and animals, and continuously recovered from the oxidized form by enzymes. Nobel Prize recognizes the discovery of the role of Q10 in the electron transport chain, ie energoobrazuyuschey its functions.
The antioxidant properties of Q10 and vitamin E are actively used by the body in the surface layer of skin - the epidermis - to protect against the damaging effect of UV light and oxygen radicals. Together with vitamin E, Q10 prevents the breakdown of the molecular structure of collagen and elastin. But they are the "skeleton" of the skin, which provides elasticity. Furthermore, Q10 protects skin from loss of fatty acids and fat-soluble compounds, prevents dryness. Importantly, there is research evidence to support the fact that the shortage of Q10 and vitamin C (ascorbate), Vitamin E starts to malfunction, stimulating the oxidative damage to skin cells, rather than to protect them.
It is also known that Q10 prevents the "breakage" of the genetic material, which lead to the synthesis of inactive components of the cell. It is possible that cells in the skin manifests this property Q10.
It is proved that the topical application to human skin Q10 reduces the depth of wrinkles, that's just the problem, as always, in the delivery of coenzyme to the deeper layers of the dermis. Typically, external agents, even high-quality, affects only the most superficial horny layers of the skin, so it is recommended to combine external and internal use of drugs Q10.
- Short segments of 3-5 amino acids formed during the destruction of collagen - is active molecules that help stimulate the process of repair cells. They give the skin the signal that was damaged and needed to develop greater amounts of collagen. Thus, self-healing operating system, but its effectiveness decreases with age, and collagen is not produced in the required quantity. Supply of an additional amount of peptides (in cosmetics) increases the production of collagen. Importantly, certain peptides, for example copper, have a very small molecules, which can easily penetrate through the protective barriers of the skin and act in its deep layers. In recent years, active development in cosmetics and are used Synthetic peptides having the ability to penetrate into the deep layers of the epidermis.
The main objective of high-peptides having a large size of the molecules (peptides of proteins of wheat germ, soy protein, and others.) - Hydration of the skin, this is due to the formation of the peptide on its surface "film", retains moisture in the epidermis, but do not interfere with the skin to breathe. What will agree, too bad!
• The skin, especially mature, it needs moisture, so most creams contain this type of skin
It has strong moisturizing properties. Its anti-aging properties for a long time attracted the attention of cosmetic science, only the large size of the molecules limit the scope of this component of the surface layer of the skin. But fortunately, relatively recently managed to "grind" of molecules, low molecular weight (fragmented) hyaluronic acid is able to penetrate deep into the dermis, to deliver moisture and stimulate the skin to develop its own hyaluronic acid.
• Another component of anti-aging cosmetics -
. The first generation of creams with collagen did not meet expectations, the molecule was too large to penetrate the skin, and also is not stable. But new forms of so-called
They differ resistance and small size.
To slow the skin aging in cosmetic uses such effective ingredients like biostimulants, plant hormones and phytoestrogens - is most often tissue extracts (placenta, medicinal leeches, salmon roe, and others.), Growth factors, bee products (honey, propolis, apilak), vegetable extract (pine bark extract, red grapes, soy, sea buckthorn, etc.)
also widely used to fight wrinkles in modern anti-aging cosmetics. For example DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, getting into the body, is converted to acetylcholine - a substance that regulates muscle tone of the face, and therefore - the elasticity of the skin. In addition, DMAE - a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate toxins that impede natural restoration of cells.
Muscle relaxants such as Adenoksin have a relaxing effect on fibroblasts. To some extent, such material prevents the formation of facial wrinkles, provide a tightening effect and smoothes the skin. The key word here -
To get rid of deep wrinkles of age means a adenoksinom not suitable, and for people with gravity (sagging) wrinkles and facial contour violations simply contraindicated. So that the choice of anti-age cosmetics should be treated particularly responsible, it is desirable to consult previously visiting a specialist. The error can be costly!
But even if you take into account all the necessary factors to choose for themselves the perfect make-up, it does not mean that buying a treasured jar, you once and rejuvenate. The struggle for the youth of the skin - constant and painstaking process, which depends not only on the quantity purchased cosmetics, and not only on their quality and not only on health and good genes, etc.
In pursuit of new technologies and the miraculous rejuvenating means we should not forget that the state of our face reflects a state of mind.
Love life, their loved ones, yourself at any age - and you'll be fine forever!