What is skin aging?

Skin aging is a biological process that occurs on our skin as time goes by, as a result of factors internal or external to the organism. These factors together cause progressive alterations on the skin’s composition and structure that have a reflection on the skin’s appearance. The skin usually is the first organ of our body to show the first signs of aging, however different persons have different aging patterns.

Signs of aging, wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging, etc, are all we do not want to see when we look in the mirror, so we fight it with the best anti-aging creams…but what about prevention? If we could prevent and delay some aging signs, wouldn’t it be great?

New paradigm – Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is the new trend nowadays and not only in skincare. Successful aging is characterized by a healthy and active life, where people start taking care of themselves while young to prevent a sudden aging process and a loss of capacities. This means not only having an adequate skincare routine but also healthy eating habits and exercise regularly. The overall idea is preventing instead of having to correct aging signs. So, health is the new trend!

In skincare especially, healthy aging is achieved by having a steady skincare routine from a young age, since daily skincare can promote skin elasticity, firmness and hydration to make it smoother and radiant. It will allow to delay the appearance of some aging signs and to reduce its impact on the skin.

How to prevent skin aging?

Clean, hydrate and protect from a young age, this is the advice we should be giving our daughters. If there is something I have learned in years of skincare routines is that there is nothing like consistency. Every day, morning and evening, no excuses to skip the routine.

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”

Coco Chanel

Never skip cleansing

Cleansing matters. It removes oiliness, perspiration, impurities and pollution from the skin, leaving it perfectly prepared to entirely absorb and make the most of the skincare products you choose.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

All skin types benefit from hydration, not only dry skin. It keeps the skin balanced, healthy, looking fresh and plumped.

Sun protection is the best anti-aging

Sunscreen allows you to protect the skin from the UVA and UVB rays and depending on the product you choose it may also protect you from visible light and Infrared. This means it will prevent photoaging, aging signs caused by the sun, especially the UVA radiation, like dark spots and also wrinkles. Do not miss sunscreen, even in winter…you might not see the sun, but the UV radiation is there. Sunscreen is for sure our best ally for aging prevention.

Pollution protection

Technology and science never cease to amaze us, thankfully. Now we can also add anti-pollution products to our skincare routine. This is especially great if you live in a big city where there are a lot of cars and factories that increase pollution levels. These products may contain antioxidants to reduce free radicals formation or they create a shield on the skin to protect it from pollution particles adhesion.

Antioxidants are a treasure

Antioxidants like vitamins C and E are excellent to protect the skin, provide luminosity and fight against dull and fatigued skin. They lighten up the skin, helping to prevent dark spots’ appearance. In addition, they have antioxidant properties that are great to protect the skin from oxidative stress that can cause skin aging.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is skin aging?

Skin aging is a biological process that occurs on our skin as time goes by, as a result of factors internal or external to the organism. These factors together cause progressive alterations on the skin’s composition and structure that have a reflection on the skin’s appearance.

How to prevent skin aging?

– Never skip cleansing
– Hydrate
– Sun protection
– Pollution protection
– Antioxidants