Our skin is becoming depleted, especially when it comes to all of us over 40. We’re dealing with less collagen and elastin, less moisture retention, more dryness and more vulnerability to environmental stressors. Our sweat and oil glands also function less efficiently. In a nutshell, that’s Dermal Depletion.
This process actually begins to take place in our 20’s, when collagen production begins to decrease about 1% per year. As we get closer to 40, we really start to see the damaging effects and need to start supercharging our skincare routine. The good news is that we GenXers are still in a preventative age group, however, we’ve been largely ignored when it comes to our specific skincare needs.
Regardless of your age, it’s never too late (or too soon) to start taking better care of your skin. We need more moisture, lots of it. We need to protect, replenish and rejuvenate our skin. Here are the basics:
- When choosing your skincare, look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acids of different molecular weights (so they penetrate the skin more effectively,) botanical extracts full of protective antioxidants & collagen boosting peptides.
- Always wash your face, morning & night! It is critical to get all of your make-up off before going to bed as it can cause premature signs of aging if you leave it on.
- Try a milk or cream based cleanser. The older we get, the more we may benefit from these as they can be gentler on our skin.
- Exfoliate gently 1-3 times a week (depending on your skin type) This is fantastic to prep and revitalize your skin.
- Drink lots of water.
- Eat healthier.
- Stay out of the sun as much as possible and always wear your SPF (don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day!) You also want to protect your hands, neck and chest. These areas are vulnerable to the aging process as well and need attention too.
Our Youth Potion N°9 was designed to help fight Dermal Depletion with our multi-tasking Essence + Serum combo that will hydrate your skin with three different Hyaluronic Acids of different molecular weights (so they penetrate the skin more effectively) tons of botanical extracts full of protective antioxidants, collagen boosting peptides and more. Our formula is not only powerful and effective, it’s also luxurious. YP9 feels amazing, has a sumptuous subtle scent, glides on the skin and bonus…even makes a fantastic primer before you apply make-up. Super-hydrating YP9 can work wonders for Millenials & Boomers as well. Definitely consider layering it at night with a great bakuchiol or retinoid product.