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Do some skin types age differently from others?

There has been a study carried out that investigated aging and what the contributing factors are. The study found oily skin seemed to be more protected against wrinkling and facial laxity than dry skin.

The reasons this may be true is that oily skin has a high level of sebum production, which keeps the skin hydrated, sebum also has some antioxidant properties because it contains vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals that lead to oxidative stress and ultimately speed up the physical signs of aging.

Moisturized skin can maintain its elasticity better, reducing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Also the layer of oil on the skin’s surface acts as a physical barrier to environmental stressors such as pollution and harsh weather conditions. This protective layer helps to reduce the damage caused by these external factors, which can contribute to skin aging.

This is why a well-hydrated complexion appears more elastic and displays fewer fine lines, which may lead to misinterpret the fine lines we see aging and symptoms of dry, dehydrated skin.

What to do to support skin longevity regardless of skin type

Although it’s true that oily skin does have some advantages when it comes to skin aging, it’s certainly not the only reason your skin will show age.

Other factors like genetics, sun exposure, topical skin care routines, diet, and exercise play a significant role in how your skin changes, And it's common for people to start noticing changes in their skin, including reduced oiliness, as they enter their 40s and 50s.

Everyone needs moisturizer, and oily skin types are no exception, using a gel or gel-cream is a good choice as these are lighter in weight, but still support the skin barrier.

Dry skin types can become dewy and plump. For the best results, consider adding a hydrating serum, nourishing moisturizer, and an

Facial Oil to your skin care routine. This way you plump, soften, and protect the skin and achieve a glowing finish.

Skin changes as we age, and remember that aging skin tends to need more moisture. The internal production of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and sebum all dip as we age, so consider upping your lightweight gel to a richer cream when these changes happen.

There are other things you can do to support skin longevity…including topical products regularly exfoliating your skin, taking collagen supplements, using SPF daily or bringing into your regular skincare routine LED Light Therapy that regenerates your skin on a cellular level.

Finally, remembering aging is a privilege, and looking after our skin is so important regardless of wrinkles or not as your skin is the largest organ in your body.

Check out my own Facial Oil which replenishes the hydration and supports the rejuvenating process.


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