How to rejuvenate the skin of the face: 6 steps to do it!
Wrinkles that increase, spots that appear, skin that relaxes and loses its tone.These are the main signs that appear on the face as we age and, unfortunately, the face ages before other skin areas. It is tempting to take action and do something to rejuvenate the skin on the face, but what?
Here are six daily steps we can take to slow down this process and immediately notice tangible improvements on our skin.
1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
Skin health and beauty also depend on regular and undisturbed sleep. In fact, sleepless nights push the body to produce cortisol, the stress hormone. This does nothing but inhibit the production of collagen, the protein that makes our skin smooth and firm, thus favoring the appearance of fine wrinkles and dark circles.
If recurring thoughts, problems and background noises make falling asleep a real nightmare for you, try some soft remedies: a passion flower herbal tea, a lavender spray to vaporize in the room, some yoga exercises or a good juice. of cherry. A study conducted in the United Kingdom confirmed that this fruit can be useful for those who find it difficult to "fall asleep. The beneficial effect is due to the content of melatonin - one of the main substances that regulate the sleep-wake rhythm - present in the cherry.
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2. Choose an effective cream
The effectiveness of a good face cream must be targeted, visible and offer results quickly. Just like that of the new LIFTACTIV Collagen Specialist by Vichy, which stimulates the well-being of the skin thanks to the powerful active ingredients of natural origin, which restore the epidermis strength to fight aging: vitamin C, known for its antioxidant capacity, the Dermican peptide, which stimulates the production of collagen and the Proteasyl peptide, extracted from green bean which helps to counteract the deterioration of collagen fibers. obviously in the presence of Vichy Mineralizing Water, rich in 15 different minerals.
But why is collagen so important? Consider that collagen represents 80% of the proteins present in the dermis and constitutes the foundation of the skin giving it fullness and firmness.
Unfortunately, with age, the ability of the dermis to produce collagen is reduced by 75%: this is why a treatment like LIFTACTIV Collagen Specialist, with its mix of anti-aging peptides, vitamin C and Vichy Mineralizing Water, represents a true elixir of youth and health for our facial skin.
In a short time you will notice noticeable improvements on your skin, which will be more toned and hydrated from the very first applications, and in the following weeks, more relaxed and with less visible wrinkles.
3. Eat healthily and drink at least two liters of water a day
Nutrition also plays a fundamental role in the health and beauty of our skin. On the other hand, food, as is well known, represents the first weapon of prevention against free radicals precisely responsible for cellular aging.
To slow down and prevent skin aging, it is possible to follow a real anti-aging diet, which includes foods rich in vitamins and natural antioxidants, legumes and whole fibers, without forgetting to hydrate by drinking at least two liters of water a day and lead a healthy lifestyle where there is no lack of physical activity.
To find out which foods are most good for our skin, browse the gallery below.
© iStock Foods that are good for the skin
4. Avoid smoking and alcohol
Generally speaking, alcohol and smoking are bad, especially for the circulatory and respiratory systems, and if they damage the liver, the effects are also seen on the skin of the face.
First of all, alcohol causes the veins to dilate, also decreasing the elasticity of the skin, and these two factors cause the appearance of redness, swelling and skin spots. Unlike most liquids, alcoholic beverages cause dehydration, which leads to the loss of vitamins A and E, two antioxidant substances that have the function of slowing the aging of skin cells, promoting the onset of wrinkles.
And the damage caused by smoking is certainly no less worrying ... As for the skin, specifically, you will notice a dull complexion, premature skin aging, spots and other imperfections such as blackheads and capillary problems, as well as an increase wrinkles in the area around the lips.
Detoxifying yourself from these poisons can only be an excellent choice, for your health first of all, but also for your beauty!
5. Do some facial gymnastics
In the face there are about 70 muscles: keeping them in training means keeping the skin toned, compact and smooth. There are many video tutorials online that explain how to do it correctly.
Some examples to try now? For the forehead, frown, trying to contract all the muscles of this part of the face, including the eyebrows. Then stretch the muscle by opening your eyes wide and widening the arch of the eyebrow with your fingers. Repeat the movement about twenty times
While if your main problem is the wrinkles around the mouth - the so-called barcode - squeeze the muscles of the lips as if to blow a kiss, place your fingers against your lips resisting. Close your lips again, again as if to send a kiss, then open them as if to scream. Alternate both exercises quickly and repeat them 10 times each.
If done consistently and regularly, these exercises will pay off, just like the ones you do when you go to the gym.
6. Avoid wild exposure to the sun
The sun is bad for the skin. Or rather, it hurts if taken uncontrollably, without protection and in an absolutely unregulated manner.
The sun's rays that strike our skin have a wavelength between 280 - 400 nm. and by hitting the cells of our skin they generate free radicals responsible for oxidative stress. Basically, the more you expose yourself to the sun without protection and at the wrong hours, the more free radicals you produce and the higher the chances of developing wrinkles, facial blemishes and diseases such as skin cancer.
To get only the best of the sun (production of vitamin D, melatonin, regulation of the sleep-wake rhythm and maintenance of body temperature) there are two keywords: moderation and protection.
If you follow these six tips regularly and scrupulously, not only will skin aging undergo a drastic slowdown, but you will also benefit from those small but annoying signs that have already appeared and that can be improved with small daily gestures.
In collaboration with Vichy