Remember when Sharon Stone said that expression lines were sexy? Wisdom had spoken. It seems that men even find it attractive because it proves that we are authentic and capable of welcoming emotions.
Mature skin can be fresh and radiant if you take care of it. We can even continue to put makeup on it if we like to enhance its bloom.
However, we hate our wrinkles. They are synonymous of passing time. They can give us anxieties. They make us think about the end. Some mornings, when we are upset and not awake, they make us harder and sadder. As if our face was falling like the branches of some weeping willows.
Let's stop this melodrama right now. Let's be positive. Of course, wrinkles are a natural phenomenon of aging. It is unavoidable. But we can act on its process and its expression. There are indeed different types of wrinkles and depending on their nature and depth, there are several areas of action available to us.
You want to ensure the longevity of your facial skin and minimize the marks of time? Read our article.
You will understand why facial skin ages and, above all, how you can intervene. Hygiene of life and anti-aging creams Saeve in the bathroom, we provide you with all the information to remain serene without consuming botox!
What are wrinkles and how do they form?
To fully understand what happens with wrinkles, you must first understand the skin’s structure.
You've certainly been taught that the skin is made up of 3 layers. From the deepest to the most superficial, we have the hypodermis, the dermis and the epidermis.
The dermis is made up of connective tissue. We also have it around each of our bones and organs. This tissue has a high density. When you look at it under the microscope, it is wonderful. We see a more or less dense mesh of collagen and elastin fibers, filled with a nourishing liquid, the matrix, composed of water, proteins and carbohydrate molecules, including hyaluronic acid.
Over time, the density of the mesh changes due to a lack of nutrients and a slower cell renewal. This creates cracks and breaks in the fibers, the repercussions of which can be seen on the surface of the skin through the epidermis.
From this, small furrows and sags are created, which are called "wrinkles".
Why does my skin age?
Genetics plays an important role in our anti-aging heritage. However, this factor does not seem to be very important. However, there are other internal factors on which we can just let go:
- The hormonal factor
In women, this is a major subject of skin modification. Hormones influence the quality of our skin throughout our lives, such as during adolescence or pregnancy. But as we age, our bodies are less likely to produce estrogen. These female sex hormones play an important role in the elasticity and hydration of the skin, hair and nails. Estrogen maintains the production of collagen and elastin by the skin. In women, hormonal production decreases from the age of 25 and drops significantly around the age of 45.
- Cell division
When we constantly use the same device, these components wear out or become fragile. It is exactly the same with our cells. As we age, the necessary materials and processes for cell division and replication are missing. The DNA itself becomes damaged by the amount of division and wear and tear on the extremities of chromosomes, called telomeres. With this in mind, don't forget that our facial skin products contain our Immunox® patent. This synergy combines fresh organic birch sap and organic chaga, the mushroom of immortality. Our Immunox® patent has been scientifically proven to protect cellular DNA and mitochondria, the little powerhouses of cells.
Are all wrinkles the same?
Obviously, there is an evolution in the appearance of ageing on the skin of the face. Fortunately for us, things happen slowly and gradually.
The first signs of ageing are seen on the areas where the skin is thinner. The eyes are often the first to be affected, with the appearance of dark circles and fine lines often due to dehydration. The skin is squared with small lines that are commonly called fine lines. They are easy to spot.
With time, life's events and emotions, expression lines settle in to give a real relief to our face. They make us human and alive. Don't be afraid of them, they are your personality. Lion's wrinkles, forehead creases, corners of the mouth, all these wrinkles are formed by daily use of the muscles of our face. This is how we recognize happy women 😉
Static wrinkles are those whose fold is marked and seems deep. It is necessary to know that their appearance is a sign that the evil is in depth. The supporting materials are completely altered. They are therefore irremediably installed.
What can I do to minimize the effects of time on my facial skin?
There are dozens of small things you can do every day to preserve your youth and delay the effects of aging:
As we explained in our post on night creams, sleep repairs and regenerates. If you go to bed late and you don't sleep well, your skin doesn't renew its cells properly. So, it's simple, go to sleep!
- Tobacco, pollution and pesticides
Skin that is clogged with multiple toxins is also less likely to renew itself. The body has the natural ability to eliminate. Unless you add a bunch of extra parasites, such as pollution particles and outside smoke, which are invisible enemies! Think No Tox rather than Detox. And if it's unavoidable, think Detox Officinale, which will revive the radiance of your complexion and depollute your skin altered by external aggressions...
- The sun: No real surprise.
We know that prolonged exposure to the sun directly impacts the skin's cellular DNA. Clearly, not only do the cells slow down their multiplication, but they can even stop doing so. As for the phenomenon of dehydration, it is more than obvious. Hats, umbrellas, sunglasses and protective creams count among your basic weapons...
- Sugar: Do you know the phenomenon of glycation?
It is when sugar molecules attach to proteins. Well, it's the same for your skin. Glucose attaches to collagen and hardens it. And collagen and elastin stick together and become more rigid. The skin sags, becomes flabby and the ptosis of the face is even more favorable. We encourage you to have a reasonable consumption of fast sugars and to favor slow-digesting foods.
What about Saeve's anti-aging barrier gestures?
Before the age of 35, you can start doing specific zoning. We have an unstoppable and innovative weapon for dark circles and lips. Do you know the Lifting Eye and Lip Contour Care from our Lift Pinaster line?
With its cold-effect applicator, this little wonder with a concentrated, unscented formula will correct the signs of aging around the eyes and lips. With its 3-in-1 power, this lifting care will act on installed wrinkles, firm the skin and relax the eyes by reducing bags and dark circles. The skin is plumped up and fine lines are filled in, as if by magic.
- Daily cleansing
It is imperative that your skin is clean and free of all residue and dead cells. Our Skin Perfecting Whitening Foam Perfect Pisum is the cleanser of the situation. It exfoliates, soothes and brightens thanks to titrated pea extracts, which have lightening and pigmentary spot correcting properties.
- The unbelievable mask
The moisturizing mask could be a no-brainer. However, we have even more convincing on hand: the Intense Detox Mask. This mask is a perfect for delicate skins, and it releases the nasty pollutants we mentioned earlier. Say goodbye to free radicals! Make way for light and healthy cell regeneration thanks to Dandelion.
- Saeve anti-aging care
The Lift Pinaster line is a natural rejuvenation treatment. Its Garden Next Door ingredient is the Maritime Pine, rich in stabilized polyphenols called OPC. These have the particularity of binding to collagen fibers to prevent their oxidation and inflammation. Thus, their integrity is protected.
As a bonus, fragmented plant hyaluronic acid has been added for better penetration into the lower layers of the epidermis to fill in wrinkles from the inside. And to complete this nutritious cocktail, we added tripeptides to densify the skin.
These fabulously rejuvenating little gems are found in the line's flagship products: the Firming Anti-Aging Botanical Serum and the Redensifying Night Cream, which are so softly textured and generously relaxing.
And never forget to treat your throat, neck and bust as well!