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THE ABC`S OF AGEING. FROM GENETICS TO CREAM SELECTIONS

How to slow down ageing with lifestyle choices and bioactive elements? Let’s take a look at the skin’s ageing processes.

Why does our skin age, and how to slow it down?

How does Jennifer Lopez look so youthful at 52? Why is the skin of your older schoolmate smooth and free of wrinkles, while your forehead has deep lines already? What exactly do they know that you don’t? What is their secret to staying young? Is it an anti-ageing cream, collagen, vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, cosmetic injections, a specific diet, or even magic?

The fact of the matter is that ageing is a natural part of life – often men and women are much happier with themselves after 40, much more than they were at the age of 20. We shouldn’t fear or be ashamed of getting older. Whatever your age, true beauty is your warm and caring character that lights up the world like a lighthouse.

For your inner beauty to have a charming and youthful outer shell for as long as possible, you need to know how to live your life to slow down ageing. We’ve made a list of all the questions about ageing that our customers and friends have asked us. We hope you like it!

Why does our skin age?

Internal and external factors both influence skin ageing. Internal causes are like a ticking clock in each of us. The speed of the ticking is in our DNA. Genes are one of the reasons why some people still look amazing as they get older. The good news is that you can control the external factors that affect up to 40% of your ageing processes! By knowing the factors that accelerate ageing, you can make smart choices and enjoy looking youthful for longer.

Does tanning cause wrinkles?

If you enjoy frying in the sun for a chocolate tan, you should know that sunbathing has negative side effects: premature wrinkles, sagging skin on your face, skin formations, and pigment spots. A dark complexion indicates skin damage and is often mistaken for beauty.

Daily cream with a sun protection factor is not required in Estonia unless you plan long tanning sessions. By the way, many LUMI creams have light natural sun protection, which is sufficient.

Many forget that squinting in bright sun can cause deep grooves around the eyes. The eyelids are vulnerable because they have the thinnest and most delicate skin. It would be wise to equip yourself with proper sunglasses to prevent wrinkles.

Does computer screen time cause wrinkles?

Indeed, crow`s feet, or wrinkles around the eyes, form and deepen by squinting in front of the computer screen for a long time. The blue light radiated from the phone or computer screen is stressful to the body in the evenings, and constant stress activates premature ageing. Blue light also harms your eyesight.

Wear blue light glasses and take breaks if you use a computer for a long time. Look at different objects near and far, make eye circles, and look up, down, left, and right during breaks. It is also helpful to close your eyes to take a break.

Does sleep deprivation cause wrinkles?

Chronic insomnia has been linked to several health issues, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and immune system disorders. But also, a clinical study in the United States has shown that insomnia causes the skin to age faster.

When it comes to beauty sleep, Hollywood celebs aren’t joking. At the very least, you should give yourself at least 7 hours of good-quality sleep. Sleep also reduces nervousness and mental stress, which in turn has a good effect on physical health.

Try sleeping on your back – this will save your face and décolleté from rubbing up against the pillow and wrinkling. However, if you tend to sleep on your side, do yourself a favor and choose pillowcases made of natural silk. They spare the skin, reduce the effect of the morning pillow face, and keep the hair from breaking and tangling.

Does stress cause wrinkles?

Constant stress makes the body produce stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which as a chain reaction leads to premature ageing, osteoporosis, and loosening of facial skin. Be sure to find the right outlets for stress relief. Exercise is one of the most effective ways. Physical activity rejuvenates the body and mind.

Does smoking cause wrinkles?

If you smoke a pack of cigarettes every day for 25 years, you will have up to 5 times more wrinkles than a non-smoker. The smoker’s skin becomes dull, loose, and wrinkled much faster because less blood flows to the capillaries and the crucial compounds do not reach the skin. Smoking leads to a shortage of vitamin C and breaks down collagen and elastin, which are directly responsible for wrinkle-free skin. Your skin will recover to some extent if you stop smoking. The sooner you quit, the better your skin will recover!

Does food and drink impact how your skin ages?

Food for your body is like fuel for your car. You won’t get very far if you refuel a diesel car with gasoline. Everyone knows the best refueling options for humans. Foods with a high glycemic index (like white flour pastries) cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation is linked to ageing. Fructose in agave syrup (considered healthy) breaks down collagen and does it faster than sugar. But collagen keeps our skin wrinkle-free. So if you want to look youthful and healthy for longer, avoid the following villains:

  • white sugar
  • fructose
  • white flour products
  • deep-fried foods
  • processed foods
  • sausages and other processed meat products
  • artificial additives and preservatives
  • margarine
  • milk products
  • sweet soft drinks
  • coffee
  • alcohol
  • narcotics

Does the skin age faster when you live in an urban area?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. According to research, air pollution from heavy traffic speeds up the development of ageing symptoms. Your facial skin can have up to 20% more pigment spots than people who live in an environment with cleaner air. If relocating is not an option, you can protect your skin with a special cream with DNA protection. Find more information below.

Does a face massage make you look younger?

Yes, homemade face massage works, it makes wonders and costs nothing! When we train our bodies, we forget that the face has muscles too. We can achieve amazing results with regular exercise. Loose facial skin, bags under the eyes, wrinkles, and a double chin – facial exercises bring results. Face massage is a rising trend right now and you can do it yourself at home.

How to choose an anti-wrinkle cream?

Each person is unique, choose a cream according to your skin type. There is no facial skin standard for 25- and 50-year-olds, so there can’t be age-specific creams. Every person is amazingly one-of-a-kind and has unique skin.

LUMI’s anti-wrinkle creams meet the needs of every skin type. Just read the description of the product and find what your skin needs. We also offer a personalized consultation through our Facebook page if you have difficulties deciding.

When to start using an anti-wrinkle cream?

The ageing of the skin begins when your childish soft face transforms into a more mature and well-shaped teenage face with clearer outlines. How you take care of your skin before the age of 20 has a significant role in the condition of your facial skin when you get older.

Jennifer Lopez started moisturising her facial skin with her mother’s creams as a schoolgirl. Moisturising cream with bioactive substances that support skin`s elasticity is an anti-wrinkle cream. 

According to dermatologists, it is recommended to start using an anti-wrinkle cream at an average age of 25. Especially in harsh cool climates, where cold winds and drying central heating can be extremely damageing to your skin.

What is LUMI’s secret weapon against ageing and wrinkles?

Plantains! Do you remember your childhood, the modest-looking herb you held on your scraped knee? Plantain activates the synthesis of collagen molecules in the body and speeds up the wound healing process, it is scientifically proven. Plantain extract is a valuable bioactive collagen-creating compound in an anti-wrinkle cream. LUMI uses plantain anti-wrinkle creams.

How to choose the best anti-wrinkle cream for your skin?

The best anti-wrinkle cream has bioactive substances that stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid molecules in your skin. Low levels of these cause wrinkles and sagging skin.

Many substances stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, but the best anti-wrinkle cream will contain something from the following list:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • plantain
  • antioxidants
  • hemp oil
  • CBD
  • hyaluronic acid
  • lactic acid
  • amino acids

NB! An important nuance that many are unaware of is that anti-wrinkle creams that contain collagen directly, unfortunately, do not work. Collagen molecules are too large to pass through the skin, and they don`t absorb.

Retinol is another common ingredient in anti-wrinkle creams. LUMI uses vitamin C ester instead of retinol, which is just as effective as retinol but is also suitable for sensitive skin.

What kind of anti-ageing products LUMI offers?

LUMI’s natural anti-ageing products have been developed in collaboration with nature and researchers from the University of Tartu to meet the needs of all skin types of the Nordic climate. You can safely use LUMI’s natural cosmetics from Estonia for allergic and sensitive skin.

Collagen-stimulating protective cream for ageing skin

LUMI anti-wrinkle cream is one of the bestsellers. The amazing natural moisturising cream contains a high concentration of anti-ageing ingredients and is ideal if you have already noticed symptoms of ageing on your face and your skin needs serious help. The natural anti-wrinkle cream activates collagen production, smooths out wrinkles, and makes ageing skin radiant. Like all other LUMI face creams, it’s ideal for use as an eye cream.

Regenerating night cream

LUMI anti-wrinkle cream is rich, nourishing, deeply hydrating, regenerative, and mildly exfoliating. Also helpful to those who are annoyed by acne and pimples. A unique natural anti-wrinkle cream with royal jelly for those who want silky, beautiful, and pleased skin. Like all of LUMI`s amazing face creams, it is also an eye cream.

NAKED hyaluronic acid multi serum

Dry skin, wrinkles, acne scars, pigment spots, rosacea, pimples, acne, inflamed and reddened skin – LUMI hyaluronic acid serum is just for you. Deeply moisturising, anti-ageing, skin rejuvenating, and wrinkle smoothing serum is the first prebiotic hyaluronic acid serum in Estonia! Made for you to be naturally beautiful.

SOS energizer regenerating face mask with hyaluronic acid

Saggy face, dryness, deep wrinkles, and 50 shades of gray instead of a clear complexion? This LUMI anti-wrinkle rejuvenating mask is for you! Dry and ageing skin dreams of this face mask to keep up with your pace of life. Add energy to your skin with LUMI anti-wrinkle face mask. You will get soft, tight skin and a happily radiant complexion.
If you’re having difficulties deciding on a cream, pay attention to your first opinion, because that’s when your smart intuitive inner voice speaks up. Later, critical and misleading thoughts interfere. You are always welcome to our Facebook page if your intuition has decided to have a siesta – we will help to make a good choice for you on the spot, based on our long experience!

We hope you discovered some new useful information.