What happens to the skin with the passing of the years:
– More than 25 years old: the aging process starts to be visible and old cells replenish more slowly.
– More than 30 years old: more fine wrinkles appear due to the deterioration of collagen and elastin, and the soft skin under the eyes starts to lose thickness.
– More than 40 years old: deeper wrinkles start appearing in the areas surrounding the lips and eyes. Grooves appear in the forehead, and curvaceous wrinkles can become under-eye bags.
– More than 50 years old: age spots start to onset; they are very common in 90% of people’s skin.
We all know that exercising regularly and following a balanced diet are the keys to feeling healthy and looking good. Nevertheless, we also know that nothing can stop the passing of the years; whether we like it or not, we all grow old and that is reflected in our face. There are ways to keep a youthful look. For example:
With the passing of the years, it is inevitable to avoid the formation of fine lines and wrinkles because the skin loses its flexibility and elasticity. That is the skin’s natural process and it would be unnatural to avoid it indefinitely. Nevertheless, we have to consider the way this wrinkles make us look. The winkles between the eyebrows can make us look tired, grumpy or even older than we already are. But that is not it: wrinkles are mentally associated with negative emotions. After certain age, the skin experiences a series of hormonal changes. Menopause is the main culprit of this alterations, it accelerates the glycation, phenomenon that has two effects:
1- It hardens the collagen fibres, which is why the skin loses its firmness and the face outlines become blurry.
2- It deactivates antioxidant enzymes that are key for the skin, like catalase. Without protection, the skin loses its ability to defend and recover, and the production of collagen decreases. Glycation deactivates the creatine, key enzyme in the production of ATP: energy carrier in the cells. As a result of the decrease of energy, the skin can’t repair itself.
It can be corrected with a good hydrating cream and drinking a good amount of water. All that really helps but it is not enough. It should be helped with peeling (exfoliation), topical night-time acid, topical and oral vitamins (C, A and E) and sunscreen.
Chemical peel is an exfoliation technique that can be superficial, medium, or deep according to its depth. It can be applied to any skin type. What differs is the type and percentage of acid applied. If the face is renewed, it becomes fresher and smoother. Besides, it stimulates collagen and the elastic fibers.
Using sunscreen is not enough because the skin also needs vitamins, minerals, hydration and complementary treatments to boost collagen.
This issue should be consulted with a dermatologist because even though it is a normal part of the growing up process it is also a pathology. That is why it should be treated with dermatologically approved products specifically indicated for particular types of dermis.
Porque necesita el diagnóstico de qué tipo de piel tiene, ya que hay cremas dermatológicas y otras cosmetológicas y difieren en la potencia del tratamiento a realizarse.
To look natural and without losing personal features we can apply creams with acid, fractioned laser, IPL; we can also use fillers, botulinum toxin (botox, dysport) and radiofrequency.
Botulinum toxin can be re-applied in the same area every 4 months. It is a medical application that must be carried out by a specialist.
It is possible. You should get a combined treatment of good nutrition, exercise, and a home treatment of specific creams. Besides, you should get some medical treatments such as mesotherapy, hydrolipoclasia, bioelectroporation, and ultrasound, among others.
Diet and physical activity are not enough because tonicity refers to the state of the skin. If we want to see results we should combine treatments: diet, physical activity and skin care. Some recommended treatments include exfoliation, full body massages and lymphatic drainages which have excellent results.
The lack or excess of nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals) affects our hair quality.
Cleaning the skin eliminates dirt, bacteria, greasiness, dead cells, sweat and other impurities. But to do it in excess can dry or irritate the skin. That is why your doctor has to diagnose your skin type and prescribe appropriate cleansers for you.
The younger you look, the better you feel about yourself. However, it is common knowledge that skin aging is an unstoppable process. As it progresses, it changes our appearance and the characteristics of our skin making it more fragile and less elastic.
Age, hormones, sun exposure, and tobacco consumption are a few causes of the onset of wrinkles and folds. As we age, hyaluronic acid, which retains water, decreases in our skin.
Besides, glands produce grease and lose their effectiveness. As a result, the skin becomes drier, and it loses tone and shine. Another trigger factor is gravity, which pulls the skin down making it hung downwards.
Facial aging has two main components:
Treating both of these components produces natural, balanced, and refined effects. One method to deal with both types of wrinkles is to combine fillers with hyaluronic acid fillers.
The former relax hyperactive muscles to treat dynamic wrinkles; the later replace lost volume and treat static wrinkles replenishing the natural content of hyaluronic acid: touch, pleasure, and sensuality.
If we take care of our skin, we not only preserve its beauty but also do we protect the biggest organ of our body. We introduce you some tips to keep the skin healthy and pretty.
Clean from the inside out: Begin your day drinking hot water mixed with lemon juice to help the body eliminate toxins. Drink plenty of water to moisture the skin and compensate the lack of environmental humidity.
Protect the skin: We are exposed to ultraviolet rays even if it is winter; therefore, you must always use sunscreen. If you go to the beach or you go skiing, you must use a SPF 30 (or more) sunscreen.
Keep healthy habits: have a healthy diet, eat 5 pieces of fruit or vegetables every day, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
Smoking is prohibited: Tobacco consumption is one of the biggest causes of premature aging. It produces wrinkles and it constrains the tiny blood vessels that irrigate the skin, which reduces the essential oxygen supply.
Beware of hot water: When washing your skin, remember that warm water works just as good as hot water. When you finish your bath, you should moisture your skin with creams, lotions, or other products.
Moisture your skin: Moisturizers protect the skin’s natural barrier which holds the skin´s hydration and keeps it smooth and flexible. It combats environmental stress.
A correct application allows you to enjoy its benefits without losing the natural facial expressions. The benefits of botulinum toxin are: it stops the aging process for 6 months, and it gets a 5 years younger appearance.
Creams with lifting effect are not enough to prevent the aging of the skin but they do mitigate this physiological process.
To moisture and nurture it is good to apply specific creams. Moreover, you should also use exfoliating creams in order to improve the permeability of the skin. As a consequence, it will better absorb the creams.
The laser equipment is the same for each problem, what varies is the intensity of the light we apply.
Sometimes one single session is not enough; you should have a few more. Besides, you should also receive a topical treatment (depigmentation creams).
The ultrasound is a powerful accelerator of the cells metabolism, enabling nutrients absorption and the elimination of cellular detritus. It also activates venous and lymphatic circulation which makes it a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Botulinum toxin should be reapplied every 6 months in order not to lose its results.
Botulinum toxin has various uses such as neurological, ophthalmological and dermatological treatments among others. This toxin is sometimes used since infancy according to the pathology that onsets. You don’t have to wait until the first signs of aging show up to use botulinum toxin as an aesthetic treatment.
To moisture and nurture you should use specific creams. Moreover, you should also use exfoliating creams in order to improve the permeability of the skin. As a consequence, it will better absorb the creams.
Cellulite goes along with peripheral circulatory disturbance. It is not related to overweight and 90% of woman have it. In this case, you should consult a specialist who will check the grade and type of cellulite; then, he/she will determine a combined treatment (diet, physical activity, and hydration).
You should see a specialist in phlebology.
There are different causes: lack of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, stress, dermatological diseases and intestinal parasites. The medical treatment should be both oral and topical.
A few options are: hair mesotherapy, oral administration of amino acids, intramuscular administration of amino acids and minerals, lotions, shampoos, etc.
It is a frequent skin disorder that occurs in women when they undergo hormonal changes, this is characterized by the onset of brown or brownish spots on the face especially on the cheeks, upper lip, nose, forehead or chin.
Each patient’s skin reacts differently to the treatment. But it will not happen sooner than 8 weeks after the treatment.
The exposure to the sun worsens melasma, so a 30 SPF sunscreen (or higher) should be used daily.
Almost all skin disorders can be prevented or treated without problems if they are detected early.
A healthy body is synonymous with healthy skin.