Stress, sun and dehydration all take their toll on the skin. There is no single cause of aging and the signs that reveal themselves in our skin. But while aging is an inevitable part of life, the damage to your skin doesn't have to be.
As we grow older, the biochemical processes that repair and regenerate cells begin to break down. The rate of this degeneration is mainly determined by our genetic makeup. At the same time, our skin is exposed to tissue damage caused by free radicals, particles that are created by normal metabolism but also by pollution and sun exposure. Antioxidant ingredients in many skin care products help fight free radical damage to nourish and protect the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aging
Does stress or diet affect aging?
Yes. While sun exposure is the main external accelerator of the aging process, stress and diet can play a huge factor in how our skin looks and feels. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and lead a balanced lifestyle that includes things you enjoy, such as listening to music, spending time with friends or pets, and exercise. Your diet should consist of lots of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, plenty of water and a minimal amount of refined sugars and carbohydrates.
How do the environment, growing older and menopause affect the skin?
Most women experience the effects of all three of these factors as they grow older. Environmentally damaged skin, especially from prolonged exposure to the sun, shows signs of wrinkles, age spots, broken capillaries and a rough texture. In addition, the aging process naturally makes skin thinner, drier and more prone to lines and wrinkles. During menopause, the reduction in estrogen can lead to a thin, papery complexion, facial hair and even acne breakouts.
What's the best alternative to Botox or other injectibles for treating wrinkles around the eyes?
The best topical treatments for eye wrinkles are those that will hydrate, plump, and nourish the delicate skin in that area. Collagen-stimulating vitamins A, C, and E, and powerful peptides, will help counteract wrinkles, crow's feet and sagging skin.
How old should I be before I start using anti-aging products?
Even though many women don't begin to show signs of aging until their 30s and 40s, you can help guard against the development of wrinkles, age spots and sagging in your 20s and even earlier. Just look for preventative products that are made for younger skin, and be sure to always wear plenty of sunscreen.
Apply a high potency anti-aging serum to cleansed skin. We recommend Sea Results Daily Defense Serum, as it repairs collagen and immediately smoothes the appearance of fine lines.
Don't forget the delicate eye area, one of the most susceptible to wrinkling and sagging. Multi-tasking creams such as Sea Results Eye Mender Plus can help reduce under eye puffiness and wrinkles while helping prevent the formation of future fine lines.
Hydration is key for aging skin. Sea Results Line Mender is packed with collagen-stimulating ingredients to nourish and moisturize skin while treating fine lines and wrinkles.