Preventative ageing: The earlier the better for anti-ageing skincare!
Ageing is a natural part of life that’s impossible to avoid.
In our younger years, collagen flows freely leaving skin smooth, supple and firm. But as the cells get older and collagen and elastin production slow down, the tell-tale signs of the passing years creep in leaving consumers flocking to the ‘anti-ageing’ section in their droves.
Now we want to clarify that there’s nothing wrong with ageing. We’re proud of the fine lines that tell the story of a life well lived. But reversing the signs of ageing can increase confidence and promote a more positive outlook and the benefits there can’t be ignored.
What causes ageing?
While natural genetic ageing is inevitable as collagen production slows down, it’s actually environmental factors that cause accelerated ageing on the skin. These include:
- Sun UV damage
- Skin Inflammation ie infection, reactions, immunity
- Oxidative stress – free radicals.
Traditional signs of ageing include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles caused by collagen and elastin breaking down
- Loss of elasticity
- Dull skin caused by cell renewal slowing down
- Uneven skin tone
- Thinner skin with increased dryness as oil production slows
As ageing becomes more noticeable with each passing year, it’s worth noting that cells start to age long before we can see the visible signs.
We get a lot of questions from people asking how they can take care of ageing skin. Our answer is always the same. Prevention is better than cure. The most effective way to slow down the signs of ageing is to start early and be consistent.
It’s not impossible, but once the signs of ageing have started to appear, it becomes much harder to reverse them. We always recommend beginning an anti-ageing regime well before the wrinkles and ‘laughter lines’ have set it.
Here’s how the skin responds to the passing years.
How you take care of your skin in your twenties will most certainly have a positive impact as the skin ages. In your twenties, fine lines may start to appear around the forehead and eye area purely from repeated facial movements.
It’s at this time it becomes important to apply active ingredients to keep the skin hydrated, nourished and protected. We recommend building antioxidant protection as the best form of defence against free radical damage which is almost impossible to avoid in our modern-day world.
If you don’t already, your twenties are a time to start applying sunscreen daily and adopting this as a habit for life.
In your thirties, the fine lines around your eye area will appear more prominent. You might also notice fine lines around the mouth and previous sun exposure (such as pigmentation) will also become more prominent.
Again, antioxidants should now be a daily part of your skincare routine to build the protective dermal layer, help boost collagen production and combat free radical damage. In the thirties, cellular renewal starts to slow down which means regular exfoliation is increasingly important.
In the forties, the lines on the eyes, forehead and mouth will start to get deeper. It’s now essential to include actives specifically to target ageing in a skincare routine.
As women age, menopause can cause estrogen levels to drop which can impact the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
Collagen slows down more noticeably, and the external impact of sun damage and the environment begin to show.
To slow down the signs of ageing as much as possible, extra nourishment is required to maintain existing elasticity and boost natural collagen production.
Phytoactives as a preventative for ageing
Have you ever wondered why some people just look so good for their age? While this is often down to genetics, the fountain of youth could also depend on the phytoactives applied in those earlier years.
Phytoactives can target every stage of the ageing process and are vital in maintaining and keeping the skin protected and nourished. The sooner the phytoactives are applied, the more collagen is boosted, and cellular renewal is promoted. Both of which can delay the onset of the visible signs of ageing.
Biologi serums are the world’s first 100% natural phytonutrients extracted as active, stable and efficient on the outside as they are on the inside of their plant source. Applying the actives directly to the skin helps them penetrate deeper and begin working sooner to combat and defy the signs of ageing.
Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum
We recommend applying Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum as early as possible in your skincare journey. The extract of mountain pepper berry is rich in phytonutrients that target ageing at every stage and work as prevention as well as a cure.
With a potent combination of amino acids, anthocyanin, rutin and chlorogenic acid, not only do the actives improve protection for the skin, they also boost collagen production, repair damaged cells and increase hydration.
While specific actives can be used to target ageing, in the case of Biologi serums, all our serums are multiuse. This means that while cells are being plumped and primed, you can also hydrate skin, balance complexion and target pigmentation and sunspots while preventing the signs of ageing.
Every day, the impact of both internal and external ageing factors take their toll on skin cells. Bm Regenerate is suitable for all ages helping to protect younger cells against the onset of ageing and increasing suppleness for older consumers.
To purchase Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum, visit our shop today.