28 Aug 2016by Ella

Understanding Your Skin

Understanding Your Skin

The first thing that any person should do before buying any beauty or skincare product is to understand their skin and the stage it is at, here we provide seven points that will help you in maintaining and understanding your skin.

Fight Free Radicals

Free-radicals are small unstable oxygen molecules that attach to other cells of the body and break them down. The skin protein collagen is particularly susceptible to free radicals which cause the collagen molecules to break down and re-link up a different way which in turn makes them become stiff and less mobile. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and using skin products that contain antioxidants can help reduce free radicals.

Keep Hydrated

With age, cells stop regenerating at the rate they once did and isn’t he same efficient way. Cells become more abnormally shaped, which makes the texture of the skin appear different and prevent the skin from retaining water . As a result, the skin’s texture and water-retaining is diminished. The recommended daily intake of water is 2.2 liters (75 fl oz) a day for women and 3 liters (100 fl oz) for men.

Fat Loss Makes You Look Older

As you age the underlying supportive fat tissues decrease, facial muscles become more slack and bone deteriorates, so the structure on which the skin sits becomes weaker. Younger people have more fat cells , as do those carrying more weight, which is why many larger, older people have fewer wrinkles!

Stop The Causes of Skin Ageing

Knowing all the possible causes of premature skin ageing can help you take preventative action. The main culprits are free-radical damage to our cells from exposure to the sun, cigarette smoke, toxins and pollution plus poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, sleep deprivation and the use of harsh skin products can all accelerate the process.

Spot Your Type of Skin Ageing

Chronologically aged skin is a result of natural internal factors and manifests as thinner and less elastic skin that is otherwise smooth and unblemished. Photo-aged skin however is marked by wrinkles, age spots, uneven pigmentation and more leathery appearance.

Identify Your Skin Type

In order to choose the right skincare products you need to know your skin type. Dry skin usually has an uneven skin tone with visible capillaries and flakiness while oily skin is more prone to visible pores breakouts and areas of pigmentation.

Skin Changes

The texture of the skin alters frequently depending on environmental factors like pollution and weather so you should change your skin products accordingly. To check up on the current state of your skin, hold a magnifying mirror up close to your cleansed face in bright daylight and look for identifying clues.

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