With the passage of time, the skin ages and its first signs appear. The layers of the skin deteriorate, but this is an irreversible process. Somehow, we can redirect our skin and make it the way we want it to be. It is also important to treat the skin to be comfortable and satisfied with what we see of our reflection.
In this post we want to share our Slow-Aging philosophy , based on the need to identify the causes and signs that cause skin aging and how we can redirect it.
Why does aesthetics improve your self-esteem?
Since the beginning of human times, there has been a need to meet beauty parameters to be seen without criticism and accepted by society. Although “beauty” is relative, stereotypes are still seen thanks to social networks and the media , which are in charge of standardizing and transmitting an image of perfect women and men, which does not really fit with the average person. . Being so far from the perfect image, insecurities arise, which are reinforced when the clothes do not fit us the same, we see a double chin in a selfie or in the makeup with which we cannot camouflage the lines of expression.
Self-esteem and cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery has come into our lives to correct details with which we are not satisfied and has evolved to improve mood and help positively feed self-esteem. The benefits of a good self-esteem range from feeling good about yourself, with security and confidence, to projecting that healthy image with quality of life.
Changes that the skin undergoes with age
signs of facial aging
We all want to have the elixir of eternal youth, especially when it comes to facial aging . This is a natural process that diminishes all the facial structures, since the cells divide and their metabolism slows down, which influences the speed of collagen synthesis and affects the firmness and elasticity of the skin: this is when we start to see the imperfections, wrinkles, dark circles and some spots on the skin .
signs of body aging
During the aging of the organism, two processes are associated that are working to turn it off, these are: the progressive degeneration of cells and the loss of regenerative capacity. From an early age (25 years old) we begin to visualize fine lines and wrinkles due to morphological and functional changes in the skin, which over time become more pronounced, because the skin begins to lose density and firmness giving way to the loss of elasticity of the skin and with it the flaccidity.
As the body slows down its functions, it also influences detoxification, leading to the accumulation of localized fat and cellulite. Women tend to accumulate fat in the hips, thighs and arms, while men more in the abdomen and chin area. On many occasions, localized fat is resistant to physical exercise and difficult to eliminate. Other times aging triggers other effects such as excessive sweat production , which is generally observed in women and men between 25 and 65 years of age.
Causes of skin aging
The aging process is a natural and unstoppable evolution to which we are all subjected: not only the genetic factor intervenes, but also other conditions related to the environment and lifestyle.
Sun exposure is the main external factor responsible for skin aging through oxidative stress, better known as photoaging, which also influences uneven pigmentation, spots, or the appearance of skin cancer . It is vital to use sunscreen even in winter and indoors; the sun’s rays also filter through the clouds, and the blue light also damages the skin tissue.
Diet and food play an important role in skin care and with which we can easily adapt the daily menu and thus slow down the rate of aging. Diets rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, water or beta-carotene improve the appearance and health of the skin, while the consumption of alcohol and ultra-processed products, rich in fats and sugars, will result in more sensitive and less beautiful skin. Tobacco consumption is also recommended to be removed from the daily routine, as it not only harms health, but also the skin directly: it increases free radicals, worsens blood supply, worsens the skin’s self-healing capacity, and damages its function as a barrier. . The clearest symptoms of premature old age caused by tobaccoare the appearance of wrinkles and dry, dull skin.
Leading a healthy lifestyle is not only differentiating the foods that will provide the most benefits, it also has to do with sleeping the necessary hours for the body to recover and fulfill its functions. Tiredness and lack of sleep cause dark circles, bags, puffy eyes, oily or dry skin, paleness, dryness and wrinkles on the forehead and more marked expression lines. Some causes of having bad sleep is stress; If you suffer from stress, you should look for an activity that helps you drain and channel that energy, otherwise it will become part of the problem of skin aging, you will see how permeability decreases and the skin’s barrier function deteriorates.
How to prevent skin aging
To reduce the risk of skin aging from an early age, it is worth trying to improve our lifestyle in general. There are recommended treatments to slow down skin aging , available at your Slow Life House aesthetic center, where we will help you avoid or slow it down.