Stop Trying to Make Wrinkles Happen
Unfortunately, aging is currently unavoidable. We start to develop odd pains we can’t explain, we do not remember what the hell we came into this room for, and worst of all, we don’t recover as quickly from a night out with our friends.
Our skin shows the most visible signs of aging with fine lines and wrinkles being the first things we notice. These are just cosmetic issues and simply signs of a lived life. Even though our wrinkles are not a reflection of our physical health, our skin is one of our first impressions and sometimes combating these signs of aging can really help us have an overall better outlook of ourselves. Using products that target the causes of fine lines and wrinkles is one of the best ways to help improve the look of your skin.
Causes of Skin Aging
The causes of skin aging can be separated into two categories. Intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are things that happen inside of our bodies such as cellular degradation and hormone levels. Extrinsic factors are things that age the skin from the outside such as pollution and sun damage.
Wearing a daily SPF product and washing your face with a gentle cleanser like Aloe & Agave Gentle Foaming Cleanser can help delay signs of skin aging. But it is inevitable that over time we will still develop wrinkles since they happen naturally and are just a part of growing older.
Just as our other organs do, our skin becomes less efficient over time. Studies have shown that as we age there is a reduction in cellular proliferation, which is our cell’s reproduction process. Because of this, we have older cells that are not being replaced with new cells and the older cells do not function as well. With the reduction of cellular proliferation comes a decrease in vital skin components and a decrease in our skin’s hydration. These are a few of the factors that contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Through boosting the efficiency of our cells and increasing our skin’s hydration, we can reduce the appearance of our fine lines and wrinkles.
Boosting Cellular Function
Fibroblasts are a very important type of skin cell that are responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. As we age, there is a decrease in the number of fibroblast cells found in our skin resulting in a decreased amount of the vital skin components we need to have youthful looking skin.
Collagen lives in our extracellular matrix (ECM), which is the space between our cells. It provides strength and structural support for the surrounding cells. Without adequate collagen to provide the support system, our skin begins to wrinkle. Studies have shown that once we reach early adulthood, collagen production declines at 1% – 1.5% annually.
Our Goji & Glycine Revitalizing Cream is formulated with goji berry stem cells and glycogen derived from corn. These two ingredients have been shown to significantly increase the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Glycogen also increases production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary source of energy for cellular function. Increasing the functionality of our cells and boosting the production of collagen is a proven way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Keeping Skin Hydrated
Water is an essential and major component of our body. Studies have shown that younger skin has a higher water content and our skin retains less moisture as we age. There are a few ways we can increase skin hydration and our skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Just like collagen, hyaluronic acid exists within our ECM. It plays a crucial role in regulating our skin’s hydration levels. This molecule has the ability to hold almost 1000 times its weight in water. Our Goji & Glycine Revitalizing Cream contains a sugar complex blend that has been tested to show an increase in hyaluronic acid production within the skin. Boosting the amount of hyaluronic acid molecules moisturizes and plumps the skin helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Adding moisture to the skin is only beneficial if our skin barrier can hold it in. As we age, our skin barrier can weaken causing a high transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This is just the scientific term for water evaporating through our skin. We specifically formulated Goji & Glycine Revitalizing Cream to help our skin retain moisture and reduce TEWL. It contains a plant based and flexible film former made from jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower waxes that has been proven to reduce TEWL and keep your skin hydrated.
Wrinkles are a part of life. The ones we get around our mouths show how many moments we’ve spent laughing together. Our forehead lines can be indicative of the stressful times in our lives. When you put them all together, they tell your story. But we often don’t want to tell our story in appearance. Using products like Goji & Glycine Revitalizing Cream can boost our vital protein production and keep our skin hydrated helping to reduce the appearance of our fine lines and wrinkles.
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