We age – it’s a fact of life, and no amount of surgery or potions can stop it. But we can reduce its effects through looking after our bodies, keeping healthy and treating our skin with care .
According to the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science, he aging process takes place over the years regardless of external influences. After the age of 20, one percent less of collagen is produced in the dermis each year. The collagen and elastin fibers become thicker, more clumped, and looser, resulting in inelastic and brittle skin and eventually in wrinkling and sagging. In our twenties, the skin’s exfoliation process decreases by 28% as well, causing dead skin cells to accumulate and stick together for longer periods of time. In our thirties, the transfer of moisture from the dermis to the epidermis is slowed and fat cells start to shrink. These effects make the skin look dull and thin. In our forties, collagen is no longer produced. The collagen and elastin fibers break, thicken, stiffen, clump together, and lose their elasticity. This results in wrinkles and aging lines. Finally, in our fifties, the skin becomes dry and is easily bruised, damaged, or broken because the sebaceous (oil) glands have decreased in size. In women, menopause causes a decrease in oestrogen levels, leaving the skin drier, thinner, more sensitive, and less toned.
So how can we help our skin as it transforms slowly?
Thalgo M-Ceutic Resurfacer Cream-Serum is great for those of us with problem skin, prone to breakouts or someone concerned with ageing, thickening skin or open, enlarged pores.
M-Ceutic’s Resurfacer Cream-Serum corrects the surface with Hexylresorcinol and M-Ceutic’s patented Neo-Skin which created a powerful action to unify skin-tone and renewal.
What is Hexylresorcinol?
According to TruthInAgeing, Hexylresorcinol is traditionally found in mouthwashes and throat lozenges thanks to its antiseptic and anesthetic properties, and has also been used to treat minor cuts, scrapes and skin infections. Recently, however, its ability to target pathways in the skin that lead to hyperpigmentation has propelled it into the skin lightening ingredient category. There is also thought that Hexylresorcinol has more benefits as well, including an ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase protection against UVB and UVA rays, and improve the skin’s barrier against pollution and sun exposure (source).