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by Lorisa Hasenbush October 02, 2022
Many factors can contribute to premature aging: unhealthy diet, drinking too much alcohol, poor sleep, smoking, and stress, but the factor that has the biggest effect on premature aging is sun exposure. Ultraviolet light hits skin and if the skin is not protected with sunscreen, the UV rays can penetrate deep into the skin’s layers. These rays can cause DNA changes at a cellular level. Since sun damage happens deep in the layers of the skin, it can take years before the damage becomes visible.
Protecting and repairing skin from sun damage is a must for everyone, but even more essential for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. In addition to damaging skin cell DNA, UV rays cause the formation of free radicals in the skin, which break down collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Evaluating your skin
To see the difference between chronological aging (due to age and genetics) and photoaging (due to sun exposure), compare skin on an area of your body that is not exposed to the sun with the skin on your face. Depending on the amount of sun exposure you received in childhood, you can have signs of sun damage as early as in your teens and early twenties. Symptoms of premature aging include: wrinkles, pigmentation changes such as dark spots and freckles, sagging skin, rough and uneven skin texture, and dryness.
The number one skincare tip for premature aging is: use sunscreen 365 days of the year. The best way to treat sun damage is to prevent it from occurring. Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF30 or higher to all skin not covered by clothing. For full protection, you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or heavy sweating.
Unfortunately, sunscreen does not repair existing sun damage. Vitamin C, on the other hand, both prevents and repairs sun damage. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals that UV light forms in your skin. Applied topically to skin, Vitamin C prevents, protects and repairs the damage caused by these free radicals. In addition, it boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen and slows down the aging process.
C ME, Vitamin C Brightening serum, contains 10% VC-IP (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate), a pure vitamin C formula that penetrates skin more fully and is absorbed better than other formulas. Clinical in-vivo studies show significant decreases in UV induced skin damage when VC-IP is applied consistently for a 3-week period.
C ME’s formula is waterless in order to prevent the vitamin C from oxidizing. Instead of water, C ME contains patented Oléoactif®, a new generation of oil-extracted bioactive complexes. Using Oléoactif® ensures that VC-IP penetrates deeply into the skin for maximum benefits. The formula also has argan oil, which is rich in vitamins A and E, antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid that deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. C ME’s science-based formula reduces dark spots and pigmentation, brightens skin, and evens skin texture, leaving skin looking younger and smoother.
As much as you try to prevent sun damage and premature aging, your skin will experience some sun exposure and consequential symptoms. So bakuchiol, an all natural ingredient in the anti-aging world, should be added to your skincare routine. Bakuchiol is an all natural oil extracted from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, also known as babchi. It is as effective as retinol for anti-aging, but without the skin irritation. In addition, it is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
RENEW ME, Anti-Wrinkle Bakuchiol serum, contains bakuchiol, which stimulates collagen production and skin cell turnover, and strengthens the skin barrier. RENEW ME also contains FRÉ’s patented Argania Active Complex™. This formula contains argan oil, stem cells, and leaf-extract, which work in synergy to clear skin and reduce the signs of aging. As a result, RENEW ME reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increases skin’s firmness and elasticity, and reduces hyperpigmentation, leaving skin youthful and smooth.
Anti-aging skincare routine
It is important to know how to incorporate these products into your daily skincare routine. Remember that cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine, day or night. After cleansing in the morning, apply C ME and then your sunscreen. At night, after cleansing, apply RENEW ME and then your moisturizer.
Living your life while preventing premature aging
Sun exposure is a part of life. You can’t hide all day in order to protect your skin from premature aging. The best way to keep your skin youthful is to have a daily skincare routine that includes vitamin C, sunscreen and bakuchiol. Making C ME and RENEW ME part of your routine will ensure that your skin looks its best and no one will guess your age.
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