Skin Care

Skin care from 30: do I need anti-aging products?

Look old, who wants that … And certainly not in the thirties. Finally, 30 is the new 20. But what are anti-aging products really all about? Why the selling point is more than appearance and how you care for your skin is explained here. So much beforehand betrayed: The most important “anti-aging” product ever comes out without this label.

 

 

Well, do not be so anti …

Anti-aging is one of the most popular labels in cosmetics. Countless products carry this magical go-as-warm-cakes formula on their packaging. However, the term is not protected, neither in terms of the mode of action nor the effectiveness. Some remedies promise special care for mature skin, while other wrinkles are supposed to magic away. Literally anti-aging means “against aging”. But does cosmetics really stop or reverse this process?

 

If there are a few such jars in your bathroom cabinet, you already know them, the bare truth. Aging just happens. Products such as anti-wrinkle cream or hyaluronic ampoules cushion something, but there is no panacea. Stiftung Warentest also regularly complains that antiaging agents have only a short-term or minimal effect. If the proverbial child has fallen into the inevitable well, cream and dab as much as you like – it will not be a fountain of youth.

3. Eat healthy

Food provides building material for new cells and protection. Many varieties of fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that serve as natural free radical scavengers. They fight free radicals that your body forms when exposed to stress, UV radiation or in response to polluted air. Antioxidants counteract this by sacrificing themselves for your cells. And sweet toothed cats watch out: Even a lot of sugar makes the skin go limp.

4. Do sports

Sport has two benefits for your skin. For one, he relaxes. Especially gentle workouts like Pilates or Yoga help you to come down after a hard day. In addition, exercise stimulates blood circulation. Your breathing deepens, your heart beats faster, into the delicate vessels under your skin flow oxygen and nutrients. Good for cell regeneration and a rosy complexion.

5. Stay away from the glow stalk

Smokers use the toxins in cigarettes to generate a lot of free radicals. Therefore, they need much more nutrients, for example, higher doses of vitamin C. Because they simply can not keep up with the supply, the oxidative stress is significantly higher than in non-smokers. At the same time, the circulation suffers. Nicotine also speeds up the breakdown of collagen. The consequences are as varied as they are ugly. They range from sagging skin to bags under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lip wrinkles and pale complexions to smokers use the toxins in cigarettes to generate a lot of free radicals. Therefore, they need much more nutrients, for example, higher doses of vitamin C. Because they simply can not keep up with the supply, the oxidative stress is significantly higher than in non-smokers. At the same time, the circulation suffers. Nicotine also speeds up the breakdown of collagen. The consequences are as varied as they are ugly. They range from sagging skin to bags under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lip wrinkles and pale complexions to large pores. And they will not be long in coming, as a US study on Gemini [2] shows. One of the subjects smoked one twin each and the other did not, or at least 5 years less. For non-smokers, the discrepancy was particularly large, but already 5 years make a clear difference.

6. Alcohol in masses

For wine, beer and co. You should just not overdo it. But when you drink one over thirst, two things happen that are not good for your skin. First, alcohol deprives your body of water. Therefore, the so-called fire, which then lets you drink the tap half empty. But moisture is your most important protection against wrinkles. Second, alcohol also brings free radicals with it. More alcohol, more oxidative stress. So listen to your body and say stop in time!

What can cosmetics do now?

Now you’ve read a lot about what cosmetics can not do. What can she do now? In the tips it has already begun: skin needs protection and care. A product is therefore necessarily in your closet, and not only from 30: sunscreen.

 

This is the most effective way to prevent premature aging or even damage to your health. Anyway, healthy skin is the alpha and omega. Because the skin barrier is intact, the moisture content is usually the same. This is precisely what the FIVE products are aiming for. We are convinced that less is more. Means in our recipes: few ingredients that naturally provide many valuable active ingredients.

 

Of course, there are also filling substances that temporarily cushion wrinkles. Some bring with them great risks. Either way, the effect is short-lived. And in the long run, the appearance loses its naturalness. We all know pictures of rigid Botox faces without facial expressions. If that scares you off, there is only one thing: getting older with style.

 

Because healthy and well-groomed skin looks good even into old age. And above all, she shows the beautiful man underneath. She keeps her fresh color, fine pores, a few wrinkles here and there … but for that she allows you to smile broadly, critically lift her eyebrows and spray your eyes fire.

 

Conclusion: Do something better for your skin health than against aging.