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To stay young and beautiful as long as possible, slowing down the natural aging process, you need to properly care for your face from an early age. But at the same time, each girl has her own skin characteristics, based on which several types of aging can be distinguished. Knowing yours, you can easily resist it with the help of cosmetics, turning back the clock.
Galina Ryazanova chief technologist of the laboratory of modern cosmetics Mixit
“Aging is, in fact, the accumulation of defects at the molecular level, which gradually lead to both a change in appearance and disruption of the internal functions of tissues and organs. All skin structures lose their former shape over the years, however, common "targets of aging" can be identified. The first is the epidermis and its uppermost stratum corneum, since the rate of cell renewal noticeably decreases with age and it becomes thinner, and the stratum corneum, on the contrary, increases, which often leads to hyperkeratosis (thickening of the stratum corneum of the skin). The barrier properties of the skin also change, all damage begins to leave more noticeable traces, including even from inflammation. The result is often increasing dryness, wrinkles, dull complexion.
The second target is the dermis and its intercellular substance, where the production of correct collagen and elastin is disrupted, the collagen framework is gradually weakened, the skin loses its elasticity and freshness. The third is the vessels and capillaries, since with the deterioration of blood circulation, the rate of delivery of the "repair" molecules decreases, the vascular wall becomes more fragile, and the likelihood of its damage and the appearance of rosacea increases.
Another target is subcutaneous fat, which thinns with age in the upper part of the face and arrives in the lower one, exposing the cheekbones, but forming fat packs under the chin and below the cheeks (the so-called "beauty triangle" flip). It is also worth noting the appearance of excessive pigmentation, especially in the presence of endocrine disorders.
Each person has their own "set" of symptoms of skin aging, depending on constitution, age, diet, lifestyle and much more. Often, schemes for correcting age-related changes also include hardware procedures. A cosmetologist with the help of specialized biophysical devices will help to accurately determine the state of the skin relief, its biomechanical properties, the degree of moisture and the organization of the dermal matrix. These parameters are considered primarily when assessing the skin as a whole and prescribing complex procedures. Nevertheless, this does not mean at all that without a personal cosmetologist it is impossible to take a step - you just need to carefully determine the range of tasks with which you want your cosmetics to cope, and look for the right suitable active ingredients."
Tired Face (Pasty Type) - Monica Bellucci, 53
This type of aging is the most common, although it is believed that it is more susceptible to women with normal or slightly combination skin type with an oval face type. It is also the simplest morphotype of aging and the most beneficial for its owner, since it is the easiest to correct. The main changes are: a decrease in facial muscle tone and skin elasticity, drooping of the corners of the eyes and mouth, the appearance of a lacrimal groove and pronounced nasolabial folds, a dull complexion and loss of volume. Here, first of all, you should pay attention to the renewing and toning serums, especially with AHA acids.
Fine-wrinkled type - Sharon Stone, 60
It is characterized by increased dryness and dehydration of the skin, early mimic wrinkles in the forehead, a large number of crow's feet, the presence of purse-string wrinkles (around the lips). With this type of aging, the skin becomes thinner and looks like a baked apple, desperately demanding additional hydration, strengthening the lipid barrier and peptide agents to combat excessive expression wrinkles. Particular attention should be paid to gentle cleansing - the softer the better, as the skin dries out very easily. This type of aging is most often affected by thin girls with dry and dry skin, with poorly expressed subcutaneous tissue and not prone to edema, the oval of the face in this case is almost always clear.
Warp Type - Goldie Hawn, 72
With this type of aging, there is a floating oval of the face (ptosis), the appearance of flaps, double chin, pronounced bags under the eyes, puffiness, deep nasolabial folds, puppet wrinkles often appear (wrinkles of "sorrow" going from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, they are formed in the result of sagging of the soft tissues of the face and are among the gravitational wrinkles). This type is also known under the name "bulldog cheeks". To remedy the situation, you need to buy lymphatic drainage agents to improve blood microcirculation, to strengthen the walls of blood vessels and the general matrix of the skin, as well as complexes of funds aimed, among other things, at correcting weight. This type is most often found with well-developed subcutaneous fat and a full face, plus in girls who are prone to overweight and with oily skin.
Muscle Type - Sandra Bullock, 54
This type is characterized by developed facial muscles and poorly expressed subcutaneous fat. The skin retains its elasticity and shape for a very long time, but then literally in a year or two, the muscles weaken and rapid aging occurs, which manifests itself most often in the overhanging of the upper eyelid, the appearance of creases and large deep wrinkles, facial features as a whole become coarse. The main emphasis when working with this type of aging is mainly on deep hydration of the skin and prevention of hyperpigmentation, it is also necessary to increase the elasticity of blood vessels and relieve hypertonicity of the facial muscles. The muscular type of aging is rare among Europeans (only if large facial features are present). People with Asian genes and pure Asians are more susceptible to it. The skin is characterized by very pronounced facial muscles, weak subcutaneous tissue ("fat-free face"), rich facial expressions play an important role.
Unfortunately, pure morphotypes are relatively rare, usually there is a combined type of aging, when one or more traits of different species are combined. Everything usually begins as a "tired face", then the development of other signs is already underway. This is especially prone to women with combination skin who have swelling or a tendency to be overweight.
At an older age, an additional type is added - "an emaciated face", when all the difficultly compensated signs of aging gradually appear, the skin becomes excessively thin and only supportive procedures are possible.
The general scheme for the care of mature skin and the prevention of age-related changes consists of the following stages:
- cleansing - you should use soft, slightly alkaline products, depending on the type of skin, micellar products must be washed off;
- stimulation of cellular renewal - here you need mild exfoliating peels and scrubs, including acidic ones;
- protection of the skin from UV rays and lipid peroxidation - we buy day creams saturated with antioxidants, as well as sunscreen cosmetics;
- strengthening the barrier properties of the skin - here will help enzymatic cosmetics or with probiotics, deep and surface moisturizing components, as well as products with easily collapsible fatty acids;
- replenishment of local nutritional deficiencies - these are masks, which include vitamins, lipids, minerals, trace elements;
- stimulation of blood circulation - masks and serums with lymphatic drainage, strengthening the walls of blood vessels, will help in this matter;
- stimulation of the renewal of the intercellular matrix of the dermis - peptide remodeling signal cosmetics, as well as products that stimulate the production of its own collagen and elastin;
- elimination of external symptoms of aging - whitening cosmetics and anti-wrinkle products.
In general, it should be noted that aging is a complex and very poorly studied process. The secret of eternal youth is still not discovered. At the moment, there are developments in certain areas that cause a number of signs of aging, systems have been found that help to partially slow down or temporarily block these processes. But not a single remedy and not a single procedure can completely solve all the problems of aging skin. Accordingly, using this or that means, it is necessary to clearly understand the limit of its capabilities. But if you use cosmetics "with open eyes" to solve specific feasible tasks, you can achieve impressive success in the struggle for youth.