I remember when I first looked in the mirror and thought, “Where did these wrinkles come from?”. It felt as if I aged ten years suddenly overnight. Why did this happen to me out of all people? How come I didn’t notice this before?
To better understand what’s happening, we need to learn how our skin ages.
1) Wrinkles come from the “inner” skin, not the “outer” skin.
Your skin has three layers, the “outer” layer, called the epidermis, it is the skin we can see. The dermis, the “inner” skin is right below it and below that is the subcutaneous tissue.
How are wrinkles formed?
We start seeing wrinkles and sagging skin when our skin stops producing as much collagen and elastin matrix as when we were 18. That’s when our “inner” skin loses its firmness and wrinkles form.
Think of your skin as a house. The “inner” skin are the columns that hold the roof and the “outer” skin is the roof. Once your skin starts losing collagen and elastin, the columns start collapsing, then the roof, your “outer” skin, starts sagging. Hence, we get the wrinkles we dread.
Bottom line: Aging starts with our inner skin, not our outer skin
2) Collagen and elastin start decreasing from the age of 18
Collagen? Elastin? What is that?
Collagen: On a very basic level – it’s a protein that makes 1/3 of the protein in our body. They act as supporting structures and anchor cells together. It gives skin its strength and elasticity. Collagen is found in the “inner” skin, the dermis. It helps form the network of cells and plays a role in replacing and restoring dead skin cells.
Elastin: It’s a key protein for our skin. Its incredibly elastic and it helps return our skin to its normal shape after stretching and contracting. It is 1000 times more flexible than collagen.
We start losing 1% of collagen and elastin every year from the age of 18. By the time we reach out 40s, we are losing about 2% every year. This means that on average we lose about 9% of our skin thickness every 10 years. The loss in collagen & elastin accelerates as we reach our 50s and 60s.
Controlling the loss of collagen & elastin is the key to controlling how our skin ages.
3) There is a “tipping point” for all of us
The tipping point is the point at which a series of small changes becomes significant enough to cause a critical or much larger change. Much like the tip of an iceberg, our skin ages every day, but we may not notice these signs until they build up to a point when they suddenly become visible.
The tipping point for our skin differs for everyone, and it’s impossible to know our personal tipping points.
Is there a way to control the process of aging?
The good news is – yes. Its much simpler than you might think. It is important to not only take care of the outer layer of our skin but all three layers. The mistake many people make is that we focus on addressing symptoms such as wrinkles and sagging skin. In order to get healthy skin, we need to focus on all layers.
The best skin health doesn’t cost anything and can start right at home. Getting a good sleep, drinking lots of water, and minimizing alcohol will all contribute greatly to better skin. There is no miracle cream that will reverse aging, our skin has three distinct layers and we need to treat each layer differently.
- Protect your skin
No seriously, we mean it. The sun is the leading cause of premature aging. The sun’s rays break down collagen and inhibits new collagen from developing. Even when it is cloudy, wear sunblock. You’ll thank us one day – we promise.
- Heal and protect your damaged skin
You skin is made from distinct layers. Liz Milano has a line of three products that will help multiple layers of your skin.
Our Brightening Potion is a potent CC Serum that contains powerful ingredients including Vitamin C and Citrus Stem Cells. The CC serum is like a composer for your skin. It organizes, re-densifies, and repairs your inner skin, leaving you with softer, glowing skin.
Do you know why people say our eyes show our wisdom? Its because we see the first signs of aging around our eyes. Our skin is the thinnest around our eyes so we need to take extra care of it. Our Collagen Superfood was specifically made to help the eyes. It is uniquely developed with soy and rice peptides combined with yeast protein that increases circulation around the eyes, reducing dark circles and puffiness as well as signs of aging as it fights free radicals and collagen damage.
Inner and Outer Skin:
Over time, the sun and environment wears down our skin’s natural defenses. Liz Milano’s Wrinkle Fighter, a moisturizer designed to revitalize the skin’s defenses. It combats the damaging effects of UV radiation by helping rebuild and repair the skin at a cellular level.
The Bottom Line
Liz Milano will fundamentally change the way your skin ages. Used properly and consistently, the three product routine will deliver healthy and glowing skin that can look & feel years younger.
For just the month of January, we are offering users 20% off if they purchase all three products together. It a small way of thanking you for joining us on the journey to better skin.