Signs of aging:
Fine lines form naturally over time as collagen production slows and skin hydration decreases.
Thinning of the skin occurs due to dropped estrogen levels when we age. It is also sped up by UV exposure.
Dryness and Dehydration:
Dryness and dehydration occurs naturally over time. Dryness will increase with prolonged use of aggressive topical products, improper cleansing, and sun exposure.
Deep wrinkling is normally caused by outside factors. Smoking, repeated facial expressions, and UVA rays all play a factor.
Sagging and laxity:
Sagging and laxity is caused by both international and external factors. Shrinking of the bones and loss of fat tissue allows the skin to sag naturally over time.
Hyperpigmentation is a result of sun exposure, hormones, and inflammation.
Spider veins become more visible as the skin thin and becomes more transparent with age.
Coarsening of skin is caused by a buildup of dead skin cells.
- Skin is fuller, supported by full collagen production
- Lack of fine lines and wrinkles from elastin support and collagen production
- Even skin tone
- Healthy glowing skin
- Collagen and elastin breakdown and their production decreases
- Fine lines and wrinkles appear due to a lack of collagen and elastin support
- Cell turnover rates and hydrating components decrease, leading to dry, flaky skin
- Sun-induced skin discolorations often occur
Guide to preventing aging skin
Prevention is key. Always protect your skin from sun-damaging rays that can lead to discoloration of the skin, wrinkles, sagging and, in some cases, even cancer. Broad-spectrum sun protection like Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30, can shield the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Introduce antioxidants like C&E Advanced into your skincare regimen. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and reduce signs of aging.
Never go to bed without washing your face. When you sleep without washing your face,makeup,dirt and debris can trap environmental pollutants and dirt inside the skin, which causes pre-maturing skin. It can also interfere with natural shedding of the skin, which can lead to a dull, dry complexion. Cleansers like Facial Wash cleanse the skin without stripping away natural oils.
Hydration is key to the overall health of your skin and your body. The skin is the largest organ in your body and needs to be constantly replenished. Water not only can help your skin maintain elasticity, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but it can help flush out toxins and keep your skin pH balanced.
Dry skin can not only look dull and uneven but can lead to an unhealthy barrier function. Using a physical or chemical exfoliant like our Pore Refining Treatment can dramatically smooth and soften the skin by sloughing away surface build up. Always follow up with your daily moisturizer to lock in moisture and replenish your skin.
Always cleanse your skin in an upward motion. Never rub serums, but pat and press them into the skin. Be gentle with your skin!
Cocktailing is the art of blending two or more products to amp up the beauty benefits, and streamline your beauty routine by combining steps. Combining toners, serums, and skincare treatments is an easy way to cocktail to your own skincare needs. Want an exfoliating at-home treatment? Mix and whip together Nutrient Toner with Dry Skin Relief Bar® for a two-minute anti-aging treatment.
Last and most importantly, relax! Negative stress can trigger hormones in your body that can lead to premature aging and trigger flare-ups in the skin.
What you can do about aging skin
Age Control [Dry]
DAILY CARE REGIMEN
This regimen helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, while strengthening and firming normal to dry skin. The products included were selected by studying the intrinsic and extrinsic factors responsible for the visible signs of aging skin and by combining best-in-class ingredients.
Step 1 Cleanse: Creamy Cleanser
Step 2 Tone: Nutrient Toner
Step 3 Spot Treatment: ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum
Step 4 Correct: Total Strength Serum
Step 5 Hydrate: Collagen Hydrator
Step 6 Protect: Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Step 7 Eyes: Ideal Complex® Revitalizing Eye Gel
Pair your at home regimen with a professional treatment. We have a locator tool on our site that makes it easy to find a licensed professional in your area that can perform a thorough skin analysis and guide you in the right direction for your at-home care. Enter your zip code and we will find a PCA certified practitioner in your surrounding area.
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