When the skin is
elastic, it looks younger, more supple. But with age, this elasticity is lost.
This is where the role of sport becomes crucial. Playing sports regularly has amazing
effects on the aging process in general, and on the skin in particular.
So, does that mean
our skin can be “fit”? Studies have shown that no matter how old you
get into sport, the positive effects on skin elasticity and firmness are almost
Which sports for a
The benefits of
To work one’s
strength (via TRX, pilates or the body pumppar example) not only maintains its
posture and flexibility, but it also gives a breath of oxygen to the cells of
the skin. Result? A radiant mine!
specifically facial tone, there are also facial gymnastic exercises. Laugh and
sing loud all day long, it’s already a start!
The benefits of
(running, aerobics, spinning …) eliminate toxins from the body and recharge
the cells with minerals and nutrients. A winning cocktail for
inflammatory effects on the body and on the skin. It is indeed a powerful
vasodilator that acts very quickly on small vessels of the face. Not to mention
the high sugar content of alcoholic beverages, which increase the level of
glucose in our blood and prevent the cells of the skin to regenerate well. Dark
circles swollen, gray complexion, redness … are all small annoyances that,
ultimately, leave visible marks on our face.
alcohol can also be a contributing factor to existing skin problems, such as:
(bulging, bloody nose)
problems are sometimes wrongly associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
Alcohol aggravates these conditions, but is not the main cause.
Dehydration dries out the skin
consumption tends to induce dehydration because the alcohol has a diuretic
effect. This loss of water could also be the cause of the unpleasant sensation
of “hangover”. The aesthetic consequences are then felt in the long
term: the skin dries, it becomes dull, wrinkles and small fine lines are more
the skin according to three main mechanisms. First, cigarettes contain
nicotine, a toxic substance that destroys vitamin C. In fact, nicotine is so
toxic that even non-smokers lose vitamin C when exposed to cigarette smoke.
This is a problem, among other things, because our body uses vitamin C to
produce collagen fibers that give the skin its strength. Collagen is the main
structural protein of the skin, which gives it its elasticity. When collagen
begins to break down due to lack of vitamin C due to the effects of nicotine,
the skin starts to wrinkle and sag.
Cigarette smoke is
harmful to the skin, especially because of its action on the blood vessels. The
blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, but smoking causes
vasoconstriction, a decrease in the size of the blood vessels. As the blood
vessels contract, less oxygen and nutrients reach the skin cells. A cigarette
can reduce the supply of oxygen to the skin for up to ninety minutes, leaving
the skin gray and dull.
wrinkles by 80%. By constantly pulling on a cigarette and squinting to see
through the smoke, wrinkles form.
imagine an apple
cut in half that starts to brown quickly. This phenomenon is due to the oxygen
of the air and is called oxidation: the air gradually destroys the flesh of the
fruit. Put salt on the apple to prevent it from browning so quickly. Salt acts
as an antioxidant on the apple and protects the flesh of the fruit. Some
vitamins such as A, C and E have the same effect on the skin and so it is
important to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables. However, people who have
smoked for a long time are usually ten years older than non-smokers of the same
– If your skin is
healthy and functioning normally then gentle care is the best. But I have
recommended it to some patients who, for example, have skin irritations or
react to a product. And if you use a lot of different products, the chance of a
cross reaction increases.
She believes many
people can have pimple outbreaks if they cut products they have used over a
period of time.
– I think if you
are used to using products that reduce sebum production, you can have pimple
outbreaks if you suddenly end up with everything. And if you stop applying
moisture you can get dry skin, which in turn can cause impurities, she says.
points out that sometimes it is advisable to let the skin breathe occasionally,
for example by not making a make-up occasionally.
– But I don’t
think anyone with normal skin should benefit from stopping skin care. It is
important to maintain a good skin barrier especially with regard to sun
exposure, UV rays and pollution.
She points out
that one does not need endless products every morning and evening to give the
skin the nutrition and protection it needs.
– You have to have
a good cleanser that is adapted to your skin and a peel maybe once a week, a
good moisturizer and a serum. And sunscreen. Then you really have what you
your skin, you must know its composition even at the cell level.
The skin is the
largest organ in the human body, accounting for 16% of its total weight.
Composed of several layers of tissue, it forms a protective barrier for the
body against the external environment and also provides other vital functions.
skin includes on average:
– 70% water
– 27.5% protein
– 2% fat
– 0.5% of mineral salts and trace elements
of three layers of tissue:
– The epidermis, the superficial layer
– The dermis, intermediate layer
– The hypodermis, deep layer
The epidermis is an epithelial tissue of semipermeable
coating. It is composed of three types of cells:
– Keratinocytes, filled with keratin (a protein also
used in the composition of hair and nails) and lipids
– Melanocytes, which produce melanin responsible for
the pigmentation of the skin
– Langheran cells, which participate in the immune
system of the skin
The epidermis in
turn is divided into five layers.
– Corneal layer
(stratum corneum), composed of corneocytes, results of the final phase of
mutation of keratinocytes that rise progressively from the basal layer, and
Its lower third
constitutes a real barrier of protection against exogenous factors (pollution,
sun, cold) and endogenous water loss.
– Clear layer
(stratum lucidium), which corresponds to a transition phase between the
granular layer and the stratum corneum.
– Granular layer
(stratum granulosum), where the keratinization of keratinocytes (which evolve
into corneocytes) begins.
– Thorny layer or
mucous body of malpighi, with 3 to 10 layers of keratinocytes that flatten
gradually towards the surface.
– Basal layer, the
deepest of the epidermis. It ensures the continuous regeneration of the skin by
cell division: the cells produced migrate gradually to the upper layers
undergoing various mutations. Between these basal cells are melanocytes,
responsible for melanogenesis.
The dermis is a connective tissue, which supports the epidermis, protects
the vascular network and nerve fibers. The dermis is divided into two layers:
– The papillary dermis (superficial dermis), an intermediate layer rich in
nerve endings and in permanent symbiosis with the epidermis, from which it is
separated by the dermal-epidermal junction
– The reticular dermis (deep and medium dermis), a dense connective tissue
composed of a network of elastic fibers.
It has different types of cells:
– Fibroblasts (cells that synthesize collagen, a protein essential to the
elasticity of tissues)
– Histiocytes and mast cells, which play an important role in the immune
reactions of the skin.
The hypodermis is an adipose tissue located under the
dermis. It is crossed by the vessels and the nerves arriving in the dermis.
He plays several roles:
– Protector, it serves as a damper between the dermis
and the bones
– Thermal insulator
– Morphological, it shapes the silhouette according to
the age, the sex, the nutritional state of the individual
– Energetic, by the storage of fats.
At the level of the dermis and the hypodermis, are
also born what are called appendages of the skin:
– The sweat glands (or sweat) eccrine, which make the
– The apocrine sweat glands, responsible for body odor
– Sebaceous glands secreting sebum, this hydrolipidic
film that protects the epidermis
– The hair follicles of hair and hair, associated with
a sebaceous gland.
The ingredient expert points out that you may benefit from relieving the skin with regard to cosmetic products, or not strained it unnecessarily. She says that over the past 12 years she has scanned thousands of people’s skins. Her experience is not that those who use most products have the least skin problems.
– Those who only
used water to wash had better skin condition or less problems than those who
cleansed the skin with products every morning and evening and those who only
cleansed the skin in the morning. Those who have the very best skin condition
are the ones who only cleanse the skin with products at night, she explains.
But even though
the attitude is not always “the more, the better” when it comes to
cosmetics, Andersen believes it is important with some products, especially
sunscreen with a view to preventing skin cancer.
– It is important
to care for your skin by using a moisturizer to prevent dryness. It is also
important to protect yourself from the sun. Before you go to bed, it is
advisable to rid the skin of the current contamination and apply a good
repairing and soothing night cream, she says, adding that a visit to the skin
care provider for treatment may also be wise once in a while.
We are surrounded
by all the skin care tricks one has to follow to get nice and young skin.
Creams, serums, face masks, face water, scrubs and cleansers are just a few of
all the products many feel you need to wash with and lubricate with daily.
Korean beauty care
has been popular around the world lately, swearing up to as many as 15 products
to get skin ready for night and day. In this country, new products are
constantly popping up with ingredients that will glow, prevent aging and make
the pimples disappear for good.
fashion website Man Repeller, which was started by Leandra Medine, writes that
the new beauty trend that is currently raging is so-called “skin fasting”
or skin fasting. This simply involves cutting all skin care products that you
usually use one or more days a week – or a whole week for a proper detox.
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dry skin in the cold
The trend should
have started at the Japanese clinic Mirai Clinical, which has been inspired by
Hippocrates, popularly called the “father of medical arts”, who
believed that traditional fasting could have a healing effect.
– It’s good for
both us and the environment
Andersen is an expert on ingredients and author of the book “Your
cosmetics and skin care guide”. She thinks that you can benefit from some
kind of break from cosmetics.
– Everything from
various creams to perfume undoubtedly affects us. It is good, both for
ourselves and for the environment, that we can reduce the use of cosmetic
products, she says.
there are several positive aspects of cutting back on skin care.
– Consumers want to save money, save society
for plastic waste, chemical waste, more space in the closet and sharpen senses
like sense of smell and taste. The occurrence of allergic reactions will
probably also decrease over time. We know that the more we expose ourselves to
chemical substances, the greater the risk of developing sensitization and
allergies, she explains.
Clean skin gives a better effect to the rest of the skin. So, a good skin care
base starts with a good cleaning routine. This applies to
everyone, regardless of skin type, age, sex and skin condition.
A good facial cleanser morning and evening is necessary for a good effect of
serum, creams and other skin care.
Here are the cleansing routines that gives you a beautiful and clean skin that
1-Give the skin a
1-In the evening makeup
should be removed. Anything that has settled on the skin from contaminants,
grease and old cream residue, possibly sunscreen, should be removed to get a
clean skin and prepare the skin for the important night care.
2-Do you use a lot of
this case use a product that is oil-based and dissolves makeup and dirt more
easily on the skin. Then you use your usual cleaner and get rid of the
cleaning oil and dirt.
After the evening cleansing, you can benefit from a nourishing serum and a
night cream. Choose
products that work with what you want to focus on; soothes the skin, heals
oily skin, anti-aging, etc.
At night, the skin works, renews itself and repairs itself, so help it to do
the job as well as possible.
skin a good morning
The skin cleanser
must remove waste and prepare the skin for serum with the associated day cream
– thus providing good hydration and protection.
After a night in
which the skin worked and rid the dead cells of skin and dirt, it helped to
find a clean skin.
PS! The first
signs of aging are usually around the eyes; so, invest in a good eye cream that
breaks wrinkles and fine lines, possibly acts against puffiness and dark
circles, or refreshes tired eyes. Use an eye cream after cleansing in the morning
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