Did you know the skin starts to age naturally in your mid-20s? Just when you’re about to kick off adulthood, you start to get old. Go figure, right? As we age, the production of collagen—an essential protein that acts as the framework to our skin—starts to slow. Furthermore, the elastin in our skin, which is responsible for keeping things nice and firm, demises and can even break down. Dead skin cells start to accumulate because they no longer shed as quickly, and turnover of new skin cells starts to decrease. Ultimately this leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, which can start to become apparent as early as your 30s.
Many factors contribute to how the skin ages, including genetics, smoking, dietary habits and, most importantly, sun exposure. The sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays wreak havoc on our skin, and, over time, exposure to these rays damage elastin fibers within the skin. When elastin starts to break down, skin will show signs of sagging and eventually lose its ability to bounce back into place. Therefore, the most important anti-aging product you can use, at any age, is a sun protection.
Sunscreen is splendid.
Protect your skin daily with a good, high-quality MyChelle sunscreen, which lets you guard yourself from the sun’s damaging rays without harsh chemicals. MyChelle Sun Shield Coconut SPF 28 protects against both UVA and UVB rays, which is vital to the health of your skin – with a potent mineral combination of titanium dioxide and clear zinc oxide for broad-spectrum defense. This skin-defending formula prevents signs of aging from sun damage by blocking UVA and UVB rays, and research has shown that zinc oxide has the capability to shield against UVC as well. Soothing, regenerating and hydrating aloe eases signs of redness and irritation before they have a chance to occur. Did I mention it has a lush natural coconut scent that will remind you of the beach?
Moisture is a must.
Another age-defying must is hydration with in the skin. Dryness can cause inflammation, redness and irritation—not to mention making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Make sure you are drinking eight cups of water a day, which is healthy for many reasons including for your skin. Also consider using a moisturizer with peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, or proteins. Skin is comprised of collagen, a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain. Peptides are manufactured by proteins within the body, and many peptides are readily and quickly absorbed. Because of this, peptides are effective skincare ingredients which can help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin quality.
At MyChelle we love peptides and we creatively formulate certain products to be age-defying super heroes. We partner and pair peptides together and add in essential antioxidants and nutrients to deliver truly effective results. If you’re looking for the best all in one age defying product, look no further than MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream.
This nutrient-rich cream lifts and firms the skin for a more refined, youthful appearance. Our highly concentrated peptide cream contains Matrixyl® synthe’6™ to reduce wrinkle volume by 21% and wrinkle depth by 19% in eight weeks. Additionally, we add Proteasyl® TP Pea Peptide because it is clinically proven to improve skin’s elasticity, increasing overall firmness by 35% in just six weeks. We don’t stop there. We also add rice peptides to improve skin smoothness while Syn®-Coll Peptide triggers skin’s own reparative function to accelerate collagen production. This power-packed nourishing cream is excellent for anyone at any age.
Kick crow’s feet to the curb.
One anti-aging product we all need regardless of age is eye cream. The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate and needs intense hydration and anti-aging support. As we start to age, the first place we tend to notice it is in our eye area. This is because of continued facial contractions as well as the skin being so thin. You can start to see fine lines and in some cases even wrinkles before your 20th birthday.
Put the wrinkles to rest with MyChelle Fabulous Eye Cream. This advanced formula nourishes the delicate eye area while minimizing the look of fine lines. Revolutionary Edelweiss plant stem cells inhibit collagen breakdown and are clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth by 15% after only 20 days of use. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture within the skin, smoothing and firming the eye area. Use morning and night to help prevent new wrinkles while treating existing ones.
Do away with dullness.
If you’re concerned with dull, rough skin, renew a youthful glow and texture with our Fruit Fiesta Peel. It has multi-fruit acids, 7% lactic acid and potent alpha-hydroxy acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also leaves skin feeling refreshed and invigorated with a light tingling sensation. Use two to three times per week for ultimate softness and anti-aging defense.
Is dehydrated, lackluster skin driving you mad? Our power-packed Revitalizing Night Cream works overnight to restore skin’s youthful radiance and firmness. ChroNOline™ Peptide is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 16% in just 28 days. This is the perfect, luxurious night cream with added age-defying nutrients.
Does sagging, wrinkled, aging skin have you down? The MyChelle G2 Instant Firming Serum includes phytonutrients and skin-smoothing peptides that begin working immediately to visibly improve firmness. The Argireline™ Peptide is clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth up to 27%. Use anytime you need a quick pick up!
No matter what, remember the best strategy against fine lines, wrinkles and dull, aging skin is prevention—regardless of your age—so make taking care of your skin a priority and you will be A-OK!
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.