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

Can we slow our skin’s aging process?

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-aging cream, collagen, vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, cosmetic injections, a specific diet, or even magic?

We shouldn’t fear or be ashamed of getting older. Aging 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. Whatever your age, true beauty is your warm and caring character that lights up the world like a lighthouse.

For your youthful and charming inner beauty to shine through your skin, you should know how to live a life that slows aging. We’ve made a list of all the questions about aging that our customers and friends have asked us. We hope you find it helpful!

Why does our skin age?

Internal and external factors both influence skin aging. Internal causes are like a ticking clock in each of us. The pace of it 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 aging processes! By knowing the factors that accelerate aging, you can make smart choices and enjoy looking youthful for longer.

Does tanning cause wrinkles?

Suppose you enjoy frying in the sun for a chocolate tan. You should know sunbathing has negative side effects: premature wrinkles, sagging skin, skin formations, and pigment spots. A dark complexion indicates skin damage and is often mistaken for beauty. Unless you plan long tanning sessions, daily cream with a sun protection factor is optional in Estonia. Many LUMI creams have light natural sun protection, which is sufficient.

Many forget that squinting in bright sun can cause wrinkles around the eyes. The eyelids are vulnerable because they have the thinnest and most delicate skin. Equip yourself with proper sunglasses to prevent those wrinkles.

Does computer screen time cause wrinkles?

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

Wear blue light glasses and take breaks when using a computer. 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. 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. If you tend to sleep on your side, do yourself a favour 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 leads to premature aging, osteoporosis, and the loosening of facial skin. 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. Smoking also 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 is to your body like fuel to a car. You won’t get very far if you refuel a diesel car with gasoline. Everyone knows the best refuelling options for the human body. Foods with a high glycemic index (like white flour pastries) cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation is linked to aging. 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 aging 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?

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

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. This is why age-specific creams do not exist. Every person is amazingly one-of-a-kind and unique.

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 anti-wrinkle creams?

The aging of the skin begins when your childish soft face transforms into a more mature and well-shaped teenage face with more apparent outlines. How you take care of your skin before age 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 a good 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 damaging to the skin.

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

Plantains! Do you remember your childhood, the modest-looking herb you put on your scraped knee? Plantain activates the synthesis of collagen molecules and speeds up the wound healing process, it is scientifically proven. We use this valuable bioactive collagen-creating plantain extract in our 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. The best anti-wrinkle cream should contain something from the following list:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Plantain
  • Antioxidants
  • Hemp oil
  • CBD
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Amino acids

Many are unaware that anti-wrinkle creams that contain collagen directly do not perform as they should. Collagen molecules are too large to pass through the skin and 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-aging products does LUMI offer?

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

Collagen-stimulating protective cream for aging skin

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

Regenerating night cream

This anti-wrinkle cream is rich, nourishing, deeply hydrating, regenerative, and mildly exfoliating. 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 made for you. Deeply moisturising, anti-aging, skin rejuvenating, and wrinkle smoothing serum is Estonia’s first prebiotic hyaluronic acid serum! Made for you to be naturally beautiful.

SOS energizer moisturising mask with hyaluronic acid

Saggy face, dryness, deep wrinkles, and 50 shades of grey instead of a clear complexion? LUMI anti-wrinkle rejuvenating mask is for you! Dry and aging 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 thought 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 you choose the suitable cream based on our long experience!

We hope you found some new useful information in this post.

Photo: Caroline Sada