Skins metabolism: Just like our digestive metabolism, our skin has a metabolism that slows down as we age. This metabolism regulates the rate of cell and collagen production as well as repairing damage from UV rays and ageing. As this metabolism slows down with age, our skin can become more mature.
Sun exposure: Exposure to UV rays can cause premature ageing by reducing the elasticity of the skin, causing leathery skin, wrinkles and sunspots. In order to reduce damage to the skin from sun exposure, make sure every day you are applying sunscreen, even on days when the sun is not shining.
Mature skin is accelerated when it is deprived of nutrition. Having a poor diet can affect your skin more than you think. Eating foods with fatty acids, found naturally in olive oil
, can protect your skin against inflammation - and eating lots of vitamin C can help collagen production. Try Florena’s Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream
that contains fermented olive oil as a great moisturiser for mature skin. One of the most important parts of a healthy diet is to keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Drinking alcohol dehydrates you and prolonged dehydration can lead to under-eye wrinkles
. Drinking alcohol also reduces your quality of sleep which can make the under-eye wrinkles worse. Smoking can also increase the speed of which your skin matures as the nicotine reduces collagen production, causing your skin to sag and age.