MILOON ANTI-AGING GUIDE: Part 1.

 

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Signs of time: delay, reverse, FIGHT.

Welcome to the a new exciting Miloon K-Beauty guide about skin conditions. You can find a comprensive collection of our guides by following this link. 

Skincare Philosophy used to think everything was great until hitting 35 years old. Thats when all the skin processes start to slow down at once. But science shows different cell processes change at each decade. They just become noticeable when the cumulative effects shows up all together. Let’s now discover what aging exactly is and how our skin changes during the decades.

 

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WHAT IS AGING?

Aging is a natural process during which the skin’s cell renewal process and collagen production slow down. This weakens the internal support structure and natural protection barrier of the skin. When combined with environmental and lifestyle factors, like pollution, this deterioration of the skin’s processes, can cause the signs of aging to appear prematurely.

 

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TWENTIES: PREVENTING AND GETTIN READY.

The first process to decline is natural antioxidant production, and that happens in your 20s. By then, skin is already susceptible to oxidative stressors and damage. Moreover, continued exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays (photo-exposure) causes melanin overproduction deep inside the skin. This results is hyper-pigmentation (see our guide on acne to fin more info). This makes our skin take on a darkened, uneven tone. That’s where the dark circles under the eyes comes from. But using moisturize and use sunscreen in your 20s could not be enough. In fact, the best time to start using products with antioxidants such as stabilized vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea extract, and fruit acids should be right around college graduation.

 

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THIRTIES: GAME ON.

Your body’s metabolism starts slowing in your 30s. Same happens to the skin cell’s bioenergy powering collagen creation to activate repairing processes and help absorbing and processing ingredients from such products you apply on your complexion.
This is when fine, vertical lines that develop from our facial expressions comes up. The sad story my friend is these get deeper with age.
In fact, coming up are vertical lines on the face such as laugh lines and frown lines.
Frown lines between our eyebrows start to appear. Laugh lines around the nose and mouth are more pronounced, partly due to gravity. Our skin begins to lose volume and elasticity, and these lines become more defined. The upper lip also continues to decrease in thickness.

The result of bioenergy level dropping down is skin results to get tired and unable to work full-power any longer. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 has been shown to raise skin’s bioenergy levels.

 


AROUND 40: FIGHTING SENESCENCE.

Senescence is the process of the natural life cycle of skin cells arresting and affecting the complexion. Skincare ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, and peptides become important, as they help jump-starting the cell processes that are starting to lag. After 40s, our skin continues to lose volume and elasticity. This results in our facial lines and folds to dramatically sag. Moreover, a change in the overall appearance of our faces can depend on a loosing jawline, making the face look more drawn.

 


FROM FIFTY: MOISTURE’S LIFTING BENEFIT.

Then in the 50s, skin barrier function weakens, leading skin to dry dramatically. Now cells are not able to retain enough hydration. That’s why after 51, (for women this is when the transition into menopause happens), experts recommend to use products that are rich  in moisturizing to counteract the process.  The aging processes goes full speed now. This is when the good old aerobic exercise comes in hand. In fact, jogging or cycling twice a week can transform the protein structure of skin in those 65 and older so it more closely resembles the skin of those 20 to 40.