Wrinkles under the eyes: the age of the face
July 31, 2011
Wrinkles under the eyes are one of the first signs of aging. Most often they occur in people older than thirty and forty, but can appear at a very young age.
The skin under the eyes - this is the thin skin of the whole body. It least sebaceous glands, it also produced the smallest amount of collagen and elastin. Losing these substances, the skin becomes thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. To prevent the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes, or at least make them less visible, it is necessary, first of all, to understand why they occur.
The reasons for the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes
- Genetics: Sometimes wrinkles appear at a very young age, in spite of careful skin care. The reason is that all the various types of human skin, and the amount of fat, collagen and elastin, which are generated in the skin, so unequally. If relatively low production of these substances due to genetic characteristics, cosmetics, skin care products are ineffective.
- Mimicry: First of all wrinkles may occur in people who are especially a lot of laughing, smiling and squinting, for example, from the sun. Of course, no wrinkles should not be a reason to smile or laugh less.
- Smoking is a major cause of wrinkling, as it increases the amount of free radicals in the body. Free radicals damage the skin, reducing the production of collagen and elastin. In addition, smoking causes dry skin and causes the person to squint when gets in your eyes.
- Exposure to the sun: the sun also increases the number of free radicals in the body and robs the skin of moisture.
- Dryness and dehydrated skin: People with dry skin
Dry skin: care and treatment
wrinkles under the eyes are usually formed earlier than the owners of normal skin or oily skin
Oily skin: Natural and artificial care
- Aging - This is an inevitable process, during which the body there are numerous modifications, including, the skin gradually loses collagen and elastin, becomes thinner and loses its ability to retain moisture.
How to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes
Creams for skin around the eyes: After 25 or 30 years is recommended to use anti-aging creams with ingredients such as Retin-A, retinol and antioxidants. These substances help to reduce wrinkles and prevention of their occurrence. Apply the cream by gently patting the skin with fingertips.
Botox does not help get rid of wrinkles under the eyes, but for a time significantly rejuvenate the skin. This substance weakens the facial muscles, making wrinkles less visible.
The laser stimulates collagen production. There are two types eliminate wrinkles under the eyes with a laser: ablative and non-ablative procedures. In the first of them have an impact on the deep layers of the skin, due to which the recovery period can be quite long. Non-ablative laser acts on the skin's outer layers, thereby reducing recovery period.
Injections of fillers: Wrinkles are smoothed by injection under the skin of special substances.
Prevention of wrinkles under the eyes
- Daily use of sunscreen
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or a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher.
- Wear sunglasses that you do not have to squint.
- Quit smoking.
- Limit your intake of alcohol, since alcohol promotes dehydration of the skin.
- As often as possible eat foods rich in antioxidants
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. Omega-3 also helps to prevent the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes, helping to nourish and moisturize the skin.
- Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day.
- Every day, use a special cream for the skin around the eyes.
- Get enough sleep. Sleep promotes the renewal of the whole body and restore the skin after various injuries.
Microcurrents: electrotherapy for beauty and youth
September 30th, 2010
- Microcurrents: electrotherapy for beauty and youth
- Action on the human body
In 1830 Carlos Mattuchchi proved that in the damaged tissues generated by an electric current. It was established experimentally in 1843 - in the wound in the skin of the person was registered electric current of approximately 1 microampere. Almost one hundred and twenty years later the current was detected after amputation of the finger at the child - on the site of the cut. Amperage was 10-30 microamperes per square centimeter. Further research confirmed these findings.
Unfortunately, the potential of these discoveries have begun to realize very recently. Microcurrents first began to be used in the treatment of some wounds and fractures.
Many published studies on the impact of micro-injured soft tissue described accelerated healing of ulcers and other skin lesions, associated with suppression of bacterial growth.
One of the first studies in which was documented positive effect microcurrent stimulation was conducted in 1969. Researchers used stimulation between 200-800 microamps in the treatment of various wounds. A control group of subjects treated by conventional methods. The group, which is used to treat microcurrents, recovery occurred at 200-350% faster. Moreover, the scar tissue in patients of this group was stronger and was shown the effect of micro-anibakterialny.
In the years 1975-1976 similar procedure was used in the treatment of patients with different diagnoses, including quadriplegia, brain tumor, peripheral vascular disease, burns, diabetes
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, Fractures and amputations. The results again showed that treatment with the micro-gives a positive effect faster than therapy using traditional methods. Many other researchers have used similar methods of treatment and have published similar results.
Microcurrent stimulation was also called biostimulation or bioelectric therapy because of its properties of stimulating cellular activity.
In 1982 it was carried out a more detailed investigation of the effects of various micro-power. When exposed to micro-power 500 microamperes adenazintrifosfata synthesis (ATP) increased by 500%, and the transport of amino acids - by 30-40% compared with groups of patients for whom treatment using a weak microcurrents (between 100 and 500 microamperes). When the power was increased to micro-milliampere, worsened ATP synthesis, transport of amino acids fell by 20-73%, and the synthesis of protein - 50%. These results strongly suggest that too intense microcurrents inhibit the healing process.
These findings were confirmed in laboratory studies on tissue samples. At the same time, it was again confirmed the therapeutic effect of microcurrent moderate intensity.
In 1991, the Nobel Prize was awarded to two German scientists for their work in identifying the weak electric currents in all cell membranes of the body. This research has paved the way to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms by which external influence allows to influence the internal processes in the body.
Today we know that acupuncture is essentially a micro-current therapy - the electrical charge generated when the specialist turns the needle stuck in the skin, and these needles remove excess electricity from a strained or inflamed tissues. Modern therapy, which uses micro-currents, has the following actions:
- Removing spasms, improve blood and lymph circulation in the muscle tissues and organ systems.
- Toning elastic fibers, which allows, for example, to increase capacity in patients with pulmonary emphysema.
- Alleviating inflammatory processes.
- Slow down the degenerative process.
- Restoration of polarization nerves.