Dermalogica Age Smart - Premature aging refers to the unnatural acceleration of the natural aging process and is induced by daylight exposure (90% of premature ageing is caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun) and lifestyle choices (smoking, stress or diet). These factors trigger a slowing of collagen production and a breakdown in elastin, reducing "turgor" (or the snap back into place reaction when skin has been pulled). The skin cell turnover process slows, and dead skin cells shed off of our skin's surface at a slower rate (dermalogica age smart helps all with this process !). Other contributors to the quickening of the natural aging process are sleeping positions, repetitive facial expressions and gravity.
Healthy aging - also known as intrinsic aging, or the normal process of physical change over tie that is more about your genetics than your lifestyle. This process begins in your mid twenties, but unlike premature aging induced by external factors, does not begin to show on our faces until decades later.
While intrinsic aging is out of our control, you play a powerful role in controlling extrinsic aging. And the right lifestyle choices and a proper product prescription such as dermalogica age smart are your first steps towards maintaining healthy skin.
Break down in elastin prevents "turgor" of the skin, causing visible lines or wrinkles.
Reponsible for a host of skin issues, and more importantly skin cancer, the sun really is our skin's worst enemy, Scientific studies have shown that repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure breaks down collagen, impairs skin's ability to repair itself and attackss our elastin. The damage is seen through deep wrinkles, age spots (hyperpigmentation), spider veins, a rough, blotchy complexion and a "leathery" look. Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery not only helps with aging but has a sunscreen inbuilt in the product to protect you from the sun.
Cumulative exposure to daylight will also cause extensive damage. Fifthteen minute walks outside and occasional lunches outdoors can add up to weakened collagen and elastin and of course, skin cancer. And even if you don't see pink or red skin after being in the sun, that doesn't mean that the damage hasn't been done.
Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop wrinkled, leathery skin, as well as a yellowish hue in their complexions. And even if you aren't a smoker, being around a smoker can still cause damage to your skin. If you smoke a high vitamin C skin care product is a must for your skin such as the dermalogica age smart map-15 regenerator.
Skin is the first place to be affected by lack of sleep - the immediate effects of exhaustion are represented through dark circles under the eyes and sagging skin. Stress is inevitable - just like aging! But it also contributes to premature ageing. Often when we're stressed, we furrow our brow, place our hands on our face and pull it in every which way direction, frown (where do you think the term "frown lines" comes from?) and twist our faces around, performing repetitive movements that impart permanent damage. Stress also results in heightened adrenal activity, which over time can lead to impaired health.A dermalogica Age Smart Facial Would Be Right Up Your Alley - Combining Stress Reduction and The Best Anti-Aging ingredients to your skin.
Lack of exercise can contribute to prematurely aging skin, as exercise keeps muscles tone and stimulates blood flow. A poor diet leads to a lack of nutrition for the cells and possible exposure to chemicals and preservatives. Fried and burnt food can also cause oxidation (free radicals from vitamins help counteract oxidation), leading to weaker cell structure.
Cold winds and low temperatures can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of sebum (oil) that keep skin lubricated. Without these oils, skin becomes dry and is more prone to premature aging becuase of the lack of protective oils. This goes for forced air heating as well. Warm, dry air acts like a giant sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches. If you suffer with really dry skin you will love dermalogica age smart super rich repair, a heavy, moisturiser that will saturate your skin with moisture.
If the sun is your skin's worst enemy, then sun protection is your first line of defense. And with new sunscreen technology that won't clog pores, won't cause irritation (redness or burning) and won't feel chalky or greasy, it's much easier to comfortably make sunscreens a part of your daily skin care regimen.
When selecting sun protection, look for Sun Protection Factors (SPFs) that are combined with stabilized antioxidant vitamins. Research shows sunscreens formulated with antioxidant vitamins provide enhanced protection against damaging UV light and free radicals. With this increased protection from antioxidant vitamins, there is no need to add more potentially irritating sunscreen chemicals to create a higher SPF level.
Dermalogica's Solar Defense System delivers this antioxidant technology through UV Smart Booster Technology, a microcapsule containing antioxidant vitamins that bursts open upon contact with UV light, releasing the antioxidants onto skin, providing protection when it's needed most.
Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery is a day time moisturiser that uses smart boost technology combined with the latest anti-ageing benefits from dermalogica.
Make sunscreen as much as a part of your skin care regimen as cleansing and moisturising. Apply at least a walnut-sized amount of sunscreen to skin and neck before going out into the daylight, and after swimming or exercising to impede the damage caused by UV light.
When skin is healthy, premature aging is minimized. Professional skin treatments coupled with the right lifestyle choices are great ways to begin treating the signs of premature aging. An effective prematurely-aging skin treatment regimen will include exfoliation, hydration and vitamins to help smooth skin, stimulate collagen production and increase skin's natural protective barrier.
It is also imperative to recognise that the success of your dermalogica age smart skin treatments will be heavily influenced by your professionaly prescribed at-home regimen and the wearing of sunscreen anytime is exposed to daylight. Also important is proper home skin care products and techniques. Do not use hot water when cleansing, don't use excessive or abrasive movements (instead, go for gentle, upward circles), keep your surrounding temperature as moderate as possible (a humidifier can help add moisture to the air) and stay away from products that contain artificial fragrences or colours.
In addition, ask your skin therapist about products containing peptides, such as the dermalogica age smart range. Peptides act as a cellular messengers that regulate cell repair while stimulating collagen production. Peptides also help improve skin elasticity and tone while fighting the appearance of fine lines.
In addition, ask your skin therapist about products containing peptides. Peptides act as a cellular messengers that regulate cell repair while stimulating collagen production. Peptides also help improve skin elasticity and tone while fighting the appearance of fine lines.
Some of The Dermalogica Age Smart Products that target Ageing Are:-
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