WHAT IS THE SKIN AGEING PROCESS?
When we age, so does every cell in our body.
The skin ageing process involves these four key activities:
- Cell activity decreases due to lack of energy
- The rate of skin cell renewal slows down
- Skin loses its firmness
- Wrinkles start to appear
THE SKIN AGEING PROCESS AND THE LAYERS OF YOUR SKIN
Your skin is made up of three layers. The skin ageing process affects each layer in a different way:
Epidermis – The outer layer of your skin
The epidermis forms a barrier to protect your skin from external influences. It also keeps moisture locked in.
Dermis – The link between the epidermis and subcutis
The dermis contains a network of collagen and elastic fibres, which provide your skin with its elasticity and firmness.
Your levels of collagen and intact elastic fibres reduce constantly with age, as does your skin’s elasticity and tone.
Subcutis/hypodermis – The lowest layer of skin
The subcutis mainly consists of connective and fatty tissue.
The skin ageing process can deplete the lipid-storing cells in your fatty tissue. This can reduce the thickness of your skin and cause wrinkles to appear.
HOW TO SLOW THE AGEING PROCESS
As the levels of Q10 in ageing skin reduce, your skin will need consistent boosts of energy.
An anti-ageing serum like NIVEA’s Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream can replenish your skin’s levels of Q10 to encourage cell activity and slow down the ageing process.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF AGEING SKIN?
- Your skin forms fewer lipids
- Lines on the forehead begin appearing
- Your skin becomes drier and thinner
- Wrinkles around the eyes begin appearing
- Your skin will have a decreased supply of nutrients
- You might notice a paler complexion and less elasticity
- Skin density and thickness reduces
- Contours blur around your face
- Pigment spots start occurring
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