Published: 05/31/2013 - Updated: 06/17/2016
Wrinkles often betray our age and it is true to say that everyone wishes to avoid having them. Hygiene and proper nutrition principles are the foundational assets of youthful skin.
Depending on our age, there are certain products and strategies that are recommended to maintain a youthful appearance.
From 20 to 30 years
The pillars of skincare at this age are hygiene, hydration and sun protection. It is ideal to start skin care from adolescence, although creams with anti-ageing ingredients are not recommended. It is advisable to keep skin hydrated and well maintained, in order to prevent the future appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Preferrable products are those that contain polymerised DNA, liposomes and sebum regulators in case of oily skintypes.
From age 30, it is recommended to start using anti-ageing products, however you can begin using them a little earlier if you often expose your skin to UV rays. Products and creams containing vitamin C, peptides, coenzyme Q, aquaporins and hyaluronic acid are advisable.
Sun protection is always necessary, as exposure to the sun produces free radicals that lead to "oxidative stress", accelerating the process of ageing. That is why it is important to use a cream with a sun protection factor.
From 30 to 40 years
At this stage in life, we must ensure that our moisturisers also contain anti-ageing ingredients. It is recommended that you use products which combat free radicals and, in some cases, contain cell reformers.
Some of the following are allied antioxidants or elements used to fight free radicals:
Vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, olive oil, selenium, caviar extract, silicon, green tea, xanthines and coenzyme Q10.
Skin in this age category is considered to be "Mature skin", so recommended products are those with combined assets. Those recommended are:
- Cell stimulants acting on synthesis capability
- Toners capable of improving the mechanical properties of the skin
- Tensioners, phytoestrogens, antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, DMAE and sunscreens
We must take into account the appearance of age spots, so the whitening products and cell renovators are useful for reducing darkened pigmentation of the skin.
Mature skin tends to dehydrate easily, and dryness tends to manifest in the skin with a dull, flakey and tight appearance. If applicable, the most desirable products are those containing ceramides, essential fatty acids, phospholipids, as well as products which help to prevent dehydration of the skin such as aquaporins, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid in low concentrations.
Today you can also find products that include plant stem cells, which have regenerative properties and are able to maintain youthful appearing skin for longer.
The newest discoveries
More discoveries are made every day regarding rejuvenation and wrinkles, among which we can find the following:
Peptide or protein fractions: Assets include being able to transfer signals to the cells of the skin, stimulating increased production of substances such as elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid gels that give the skin a radiant and youthful appearance.
Dill: It is said to have cosmetic uses in restoring skin elasticity.
White Tea Extract: A rich natural source of antioxidants that is said to help prevent ageing.
Anthocyanins: These substances can be found in berries and are antioxidants which help to reduce oxidative stress and thus contribute to the maintenance of youthful skin.