Uneven skin tone: a distinguishing feature of aging sensitive skin
Extreme sensitivity, exacerbating the ravages of time
Natural aging, caused by slower cell renewal, causes:
- dry skin
- superficial wrinkles on the skin’s surface
- loss of firmness
- deep wrinkles in the dermis
Environmental factors such as sun, pollution, and stress:
- stimulate the production of free radicals
- induce oxidative stress
- cause cellular degeneration
Fragile and reactive, sensitive skin is also subject to specific problems relative to the microvasculature of the face responsible for the onset of redness.
A global anti-aging action, both inside and out
Eat a balanced diet, rich in:
- antioxidants (berries, apples, broccoli, etc.)
- essential fatty acids (nuts, eggs, fatty fish, etc.)
- trace elements (wheat germ, dairy products, mineral water, etc.)
Lead a healthy life, which involves:
- doing physical exercise
- sleeping well
- not smoking
Take good care of your skin, with:
- appropriate sun protection (phototype and intensity of exposure)
- special pampering beauty moments (steam baths, masks, scrubs)
- anti-aging skincare specifically formulated for sensitive skin
Skin aging : Skin aging is inevitable, and results from the weakening of the dermal structure. On the surface, the skin become dry and wrinkles start to show. In the dermis, the support fibers deteriorate and are renewed less effectively. The dermis loses its substance, the skin sags, and wrinkles form.
Wrinkle : A wrinkle is caused by the sagging of the upper layer of the skin. In fact, this type of deep furrow forms as a result of aging. Wrinkles can be smoothed out using cosmetics and various aesthetic dermatology procedures, such as lasers, collagen, peel treatment, injections, etc.
Retinol : Retinol is the active form of vitamin A. A powerful antioxidant, it helps fight aging. Retinol also plays an important role in protecting the skin from external aggressors. In its natural state, vitamin A is found in butter, egg yolks, and cod liver oil.
Vitamin C : Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Used in cosmetics, its antioxidant action protects cells against damage from free radicals. In its natural state, vitamin C is found in many fresh fruits and vegetables.
Antioxidant : An antioxidant helps to fight the free radicals that attack the body’s cells. The cells are better protected from the damage caused by oxidation and the skin’s ageing. The appearance of wrinkles can therefore be delayed. Antioxidants are mainly derived from fruits and vegetables (grapes, apples, pomegranate, etc.).
Firmness : Firmness is one of the criteria of youthful skin. It is maintained by the dermis, which acts as a mattress for the skin, and by its collagen and elastin fibers. When young, the skin is firm and toned. With age, the dermal cells deteriorate and the fibers become slack. As a result, the skin loses its firmness.
Elasticity : Skin elasticity is maintained by the nerves, by the blood and lymph vessels, and by a network of fibrous tissue that runs through the dermis. Tobacco, sun exposure, and female hormones affect the elasticity of the skin, which gradually becomes slack and thinner with age.
Collagen : Collagen is a fibrous protein of the dermal tissue that acts as a frame. When young, it is strong and elastic. With age, its production decreases.
Photoaging : Photoaging is caused by the sun’s rays, which—when we expose our skin repeatedly and/or over long periods of time—alter the skin’s normal structure and thus accelerate the aging process. This damage occurs both at the skin’s surface (weakening of the upper layers of the epidermis) and deep down (deterioration of collagen and elastin).