When is rejuvenation effective? Firstly, when it is a pleasure and not a struggle or a chore. And when we approach it comprehensively. We are a whole, a complicated system of connected vessels, and the skin, although it is the most extensive organ, is only one of the constituent parts of the entire body that needs to be taken care of wisely.
It is certainly a sensitive barometer of physical condition, from the cellular level, as well as the condition of our nerves, so it is worth taking a broader look at it - and taking care of yourself holistically.
Where to start?
From the inside - our biological rhythm and intuition will be the best guidance. And reformulating the way we view ageing and changing attitudes - from fighting time to working together - will change everything. Instead of fighting and outsmarting time, let's take care of ourselves and support the skin in the natural process of ageing, which will be gentler. Happy skin means calmed nerves and vice versa - a good mood and satisfaction resulting from appropriate (and pleasurable) hygiene in general will be nicely reflected on the face. It really works!
The basic thing is sleep, because an efficient regeneration mechanism can work wonders. During undisturbed rest in the night fibroblasts work at full steam: this is when collagen is produced, which creates a scaffold for the skin, making it nicely taut and firm. And melatonin - produced after dark is a fantastic antioxidant with anti-cancer and anti-ageing properties. Produced and processed in keratinocytes, it protects the genetic material and protein structures not only in the epidermis, but also "one floor below", i.e. in the dermis. Interestingly, it does it more effectively than vitamin C and E delivered in creams, just do not disturb it! Blood flow also increases in the skin during sleep. This is why if we slept soundly, we wake up radiant in the morning!
If you delay going to bed for “just another 15 minutes”, it is worth remembering that the elevated level of cortisol will appear on the face in the form of under-eye rims, it will dull the complexion not in the way we like, and the sebaceous glands will perceive it as an incentive for hard work. 7-9 hours in the arms of Morpheus is an absolute must!
The skin also has its evening requirements. It is not only a time when we can afford richer, pampering textures, but also treatments that will make us wake up “like new” in the morning. Detox in the form of acid-based peeling will safely penetrate the skin without the risk of irritation with sunlight, it will deeply clean it and enhance the effect of the cream applied later. In RENEW ME ⠀ rejuvenating and brightening AHA peel, glycolic, lactic and citric acid are contained in a special form of lamellar gel, which slows down their release into the skin, thus protecting against irritation and burning. Systematic use will not only rejuvenate the skin, but also allow it to get rid of pigmentation spots - the addition of Lansium Domesticum extract inhibits the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme, reducing the production of melanin responsible for the formation of discoloration. The glow and softness of the skin are one thing, but it is also about improving its metabolism. Exfoliation will help prevent the build-up of dead cells that lead to sebum remaining on the skin and blocking the sebaceous gland. It is also an excellent way to activate the skin to produce collagen and elastin, i.e. the proteins of youth.
Affectionate touch and gymnastics
The skin needs it like air. Happy, pampered, and thus - de-stressed, more willing to accept active ingredients contained in the cosmetic product. Trust your intuition: if fitness is good for the body, why shouldn't it work for facial muscles? There are as many as 54 of them, and regular, alternating tightening and relaxing (10-minute training each day is enough) can do wonders: the effects in the form of minimizing wrinkles and improving skin tension are visible after a month. For this, it is worth reaching for simple tools. A roller made of quartz, which is considered a healing and beautifying stone according to Chinese medicine, or a rock crystal, which is believed to have cleansing and detoxifying properties, will have a relaxing effect, aid drainage and improve skin tone.
Similarly to manual massage - the skin in the face area produces 100 times more collagen than in other parts of the body, so skillful stroking, patting and massaging must necessarily bring rejuvenating effects. In addition, according to Chinese medicine, there are 300 nerve points on the face connected with various organs, and their compression has a positive effect on the entire body (Japanese shiatsu massage is based on the same principle). Due to the close proximity of the lymph nodes, such a procedure will also allow for effective drainage. Or reflexology - during the session, as many as five systems are stimulated: nervous, blood, lymphatic, endocrine and energy. Thus, the body is brought into a state of internal equilibrium, thanks to which it starts the processes of regeneration and self-regulation, and metabolic changes and detoxification are in full swing. Effect? The skin regains vitality, pleasant colour and that youthful, longed-for slenderness.
I am my diet
It has been known for a long time that healthy eating determines not only a slim figure, but also a good mood. Does the skin also benefit from the goodness of the plate? Nutritionists argue that youth is right here and within our reach. It is worth experimenting for a few weeks - mindfulness in composing the menu and looking for your favorite flavors will pay off quickly. What exactly to look for? Mainly antioxidants with vitamins C and E, lycopene, zinc, selenium, copper and polyphenols.
Vitamin C (the same that we love so much in creams), apart from its antioxidant effect, participates in the production of elastin and is responsible for the nice oval of the face and increasing the density of the skin. We can find it not only in citrus, but also, for example, in paprika (yellow has several times more than lemon!), parsley, broccoli, kale, cranberries and strawberries. In turn, vitamin E, which is abundant in oils, nuts and seeds, will contribute to the production of collagen. To further support it, it is good to reach for products rich in silicon, such as dates, bananas, seafood or buckwheat. Vitamin B is also a real favorite of the skin as it prevents the glycation process that damages proteins. Provided in the diet, it prevents stiffening of collagen and elastin fibers, allowing them to perform their functions well and conscientiously.
And water! Regular use of it will be the best skin care habit. And not only when you feel thirsty – that is already a signal of dehydration! 2-2.5 liters a day, washed down with small portions, is a recipe for literally everything: better concentration, mood, efficient metabolism and a radiant complexion. Because as the main component of our body fluids and tissues, water affects all processes in the body.
And one more important thing: let's eat with pleasure, intuitively. Let it be a pleasant ritual and expression of care - for your health and well-being. A young appearance will be a nice, well-deserved reward.
Mature skin has special requirements and it is not just about wrinkles and loss of firmness. In the evening, after thorough cleansing, it will need something stronger. Ectoine is the star ingredient in UPLIFT ME⠀ Lifting and Soothing Face Cream for Night and Day. It is a natural substance produced by extremophilic bacteria that live in very harsh environmental conditions, with an extremely broad spectrum of activity. It not only binds water in the epidermis, ensuring the optimal level of hydration, but also supports its cells in the fight against oxidative stress (including UV radiation and blue light), and also stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen. Its repairing properties are doubled by the soothing bisabolol, thanks to which this rich and ultra-pleasant cream helps to effectively get rid of discoloration and redness. The complex of natural oils and shea butter was not included in the composition by accident - it provides in-depth regeneration and strengthens the skin's protective barrier. On the other hand, natural peptides obtained from Sacha Inchi nuts shape the face contour, producing a lifting effect so that in the morning the skin is perfectly smooth, taut and radiant. And eager for more! Preferably in a lighter form of serum. Velvety SMOOTH ME ⠀ anti-aging and brightening serum with vitamin C with the addition of vitamin C will effectively protect the skin against oxidative stress and even out its color, Lansium Domesticum extract will reduce discoloration, and the dipeptide carnosine "softens" wrinkles. And that smell! It tells you to slow down a little, enjoy yourself and start the day calmly, with a smile. Because skincare is most effective when it gives you pleasure.