For smoothness, freshness and elasticity of the skin after 40 years, you need to put a little effort and choose the right care.
After forty, the metabolic processes in the body slow down. Cells begin to work differently, and collagen reserves decrease. This leads to the appearance of wrinkles, a decrease in the elasticity of the skin, “blurring” the oval of the face. However, there are 5 golden rules of care that will help to preserve youth and smoothness of the skin for a long time.
1. Moisturize and nourish inside and out
With age, the skin becomes dry. The cells of the epidermis are no longer able to retain enough moisture, so many women face a previously unfamiliar feeling of tightness of the skin. The enveloping textures of Clarins Extra-Firming creams instantly give a feeling of comfort, make the skin soft and soft to the touch.
In addition, experts recommend drinking more water (at least 1.5 liters per day) and including foods rich in omega-3 acids (fatty fish, nuts, olive oil) in the daily diet. They have anti-inflammatory properties, nourish cells from the inside and prevent the formation of wrinkles and peeling of the skin.
2. Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep instantly affects the appearance. After all, it is at night that cells recover most actively, replenishing the energy reserve. It’s not for nothing that cosmetologists call the period between 23:00 and 02:00 “golden hours”: at this time, the peak of the regeneration cycle falls. So in the name of preserving youth, go to bed no later than 11 pm and be sure to use a tool that optimizes skin restoration. In the formula of the Extra-Firming night cream, the moonstone mineral extract is responsible for this action. Thanks to him, the face looks fresh and refreshed in the morning.
3. Activate the synthesis of collagen and elastin
Elastic skin in youth is like a spring: despite active facial expressions, it easily returns to its original state. However, with age, this property is lost. After all, after 40, the production of elastin and collagen slows down, on which the flexibility, density and plasticity of the skin depends.
Clarins scientists have included an extract of the amazing mitracarp plant from Burkina Faso in the updated formula. It acts simultaneously on collagen and elastin fibers, as well as on connective fibers, helping to increase the elasticity and elasticity of the skin. This allows you to maintain a lively expressive facial expression without the risk of deepening wrinkles.
4. Rely on natural ingredients
Many believe that after 40 it is necessary to connect “heavy artillery– – active chemical ingredients, etc. However, the experience of the Clarins brand shows that natural ingredients are no worse at coping with the mission of preserving youth. Brand experts tirelessly find and study all new plants with unique properties.
In addition to the already mentioned mitracarp, an extract of the Australian flower anigosanthos was included in the composition of the brand’s creams. This plant, also known as kangaroo foot, affects the “source of youth” of the skin – a group of young cells that support its elasticity. Due to the properties of the component, the bonds within the intercellular groups are strengthened. Moreover, the regenerating potential of the cells that make up these very groups is fully restored.
In addition, the formula of Extra-Firming products contains kalanchoe extract, responsible for moisturizing, medlar persimmon leaves with antioxidant properties, nourishing karite oil and oats for a lifting effect.
5. Connect the gymnastics for the face
Facial fitness is incredibly popular now”). Set aside just 5 minutes a day for several effective exercises, and after 3-4 weeks you will notice amazing results.
Exercise for an instant lifting effect:
Open your mouth and smile as wide as possible, lifting the corners of your lips. Hold this facial expression for two seconds. Repeat 5-10 times.
Exercise against the second chin:
Open your mouth and press your tongue with maximum force on the area behind the upper front teeth. Repeat 5-10 times.
Exercise against nasolabial folds:
Open your mouth in the shape of the letter “O” and wrap your upper lip behind your teeth. Repeat 5-10 times.
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