As we thoughtfully journey through the tests of time, our skin undergoes a series of changes. One of the most common concerns that emerges with aging is the loss of skin elasticity, often accompanied by crepey texture. The skin, our body’s largest organ, naturally loses collagen and elastin over the years, leading to a decline in firmness and suppleness. Fortunately, Osmosis offers a variety of solutions to help support and rejuvenate aging skin.
Crepey skin is characterized by its thin wrinkled appearance, resembling the texture of crepe paper (sounds brutal, but it's somewhat accurate). This is primarily caused by a decline in collagen and elastin production, which are crucial proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. Toxins, pathogens, and emotions are amongst other contributors that accelerate aging skin. Additionally, external factors such as excess sun exposure, pollution, and lifestyle choices influence the aging process, contributing to the development of crepey skin.
Collagen serves as the foundation of the skin, providing structure and support. Elastin, on the other hand, allows the skin to stretch and snap back into place with ease. As we age, the production of the essential proteins diminishes, leading to sagging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. External factors, like prolonged sun exposure and smoking, even wounding of the skin by way of harsh chemical exfoliants, expedite this process by breaking down collagen and elastin fibers.
In the modern world of skincare, Osmosis arms itself with potent formulations designed to manage the signs of aging. Key components to look for in tightening and firming products that target crepey skin include:
Chlorella: A detoxing marine algae derivative that protects and stimulates collagen and elastin, provides antioxidant support, enhances cell detoxification
Niacinamide: A potent form of Niacin involved in cellular respiration; lipid synthesis, provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, improves epidermal barrier function and inhibits skin pigmentation.
Hyaluronic Acid: A hydration powerhouse, hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture, plumping the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Asiaticoside: A powerful healer, accelerating wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial properties, and improves the stretching strength of newly formed skin.
Creating an effective skincare routine is essential for addressing crepey skin. We have you covered with this simple and easy to use at home skin ritual.
- Start with a gentle cleanser like Purify. It helps to remove impurities and addresses dry skin.
- Next apply our StemFactor serum to your targeted area.
- Finally, apply our latest cream that targets loss of elasticity with Crepe Correct Cream.
Don’t forget the importance of regular sun exposure and protection. We suggest a healthy amount of twenty minutes daily of sun exposure. For extended periods of time, regular use of broad spectrum sun protection shields the skin from harmful UV rays preventing further damage and preserving collagen.
In combination with a consistent skincare routine, adopting healthy lifestyle habits is essential for supporting aging skin. Stay hydrated (drink plenty of water and incorporate foods with high water content), maintain a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, omegas 7’s, and aminos acids, and don’t forget to carve out time for exercise. Adequate sleep is another healthy aging staple, allowing the skin to regenerate and repair during the night.
While aging is an inevitable part of life, transformation can be one of grace and ease when you incorporate the right tools to help support the journey. With a mindful skincare infused with potent ingredients and healthy lifestyle choices, we can navigate aging with class and confidence. Enjoy the wisdom that comes with age, and let your rejuvenated, well-nurtured skin tell the story of a life well-lived.