Skin care after 30: do I need anti-aging products?

Looking old, who wants that... And certainly not in their thirties. After all, 30 is the new 20. But what do anti-aging products really do? And do I have to change my skin care after the age of 30? Here you can find out why the sales argument is more appearance than reality and how you can take care of your skin for a long time. So much can be revealed in advance: the most important "anti-aging" product of all can do without this label.
Hautpflege ab 30: brauche ich Anti-Aging-Produkte? – <tc>Five Skincare</tc>

Why skin care from the age of 30 suddenly everything is anti

Anti-aging is one of the most popular labels in cosmetics. Countless products carry this magical takes-away-like-hotcakes-formula on their packaging. However, the term is not protected, neither in terms of mode of action nor effectiveness. Some products promise special care for mature skin, while others are supposed to magically wipe away wrinkles. Literally, anti-aging means «against aging». But does cosmetics really stop this process or even reverse it?
If you already have a few jars like this in your bathroom cabinet, you already know them, the bare truth. Aging just happens. Products such as anti-wrinkle cream or hyaluron ampoules plump up a bit, but there is no panacea. Stiftung Warentest also regularly complains that anti-aging products only work for a short time or hardly at all. If the proverbial child has fallen into the inevitable fountain, cream and dab as much as you like - it will not become a fountain of youth.
Because the term actually promises the impossible and has negative connotations, we avoid it for our own natural cosmetics. This is intentional and will remain so. And we have good reasons for that. You will now find out what these are and how you can use our products to keep your skin firm and radiant for a long time.

That's why we suddenly notice skin aging at 30

A funny thing happens in our late 20s: we start thinking about aging and wondering if we should switch skincare after 30. What we used to just accept is suddenly a bogeyman. But honestly, worry lines don't help. Are you seeing the first fine lines? Just call them laugh lines. If they increase, it just shows that you're in a good mood. But what you can do something about is premature skin aging. The aim here is to get to the root of the problem.
Multiple processes come together to produce the signs of aging that bother you. First, cells renew themselves more and more slowly. In addition, your skin dries out faster. Areas of skin that are particularly dehydrated contract to form so-called dryness lines.

collagen and elastin are increasingly degraded. As a result, the tissue loses its elasticity and the pores enlarge. When blood flow decreases, not as many nutrients reach the skin. As a result, there is a lack of material for regeneration and antioxidants that eliminate free radicals. Added to this are the consequences of UV radiation. This not only reduces the regenerative power, but increasingly causes pigment spots to appear. The complexion appears less radiant and rosy.

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Skin care from the age of 30: What can cosmetics achieve?

Now you've read a lot about what cosmetics can't do. By the way: Your lifestyle has a major impact on skin aging. More on that below. Now back to cosmetics. What can she do now? From a cosmetic point of view, your skin needs two things to prevent aging: care and protection.
  • Maintenance:
The balance of the skin is the be-all and end-all. Because if the skin barrier is intact, the moisture content is usually right. The basic skin care must therefore be right. This is exactly what the products from Five aim for. We believe that when it comes to skin care, less is more. We don't mean that from now on you should practice lazy skin care per se, but we want to encourage you to give your skin what it needs and leave out all the other superfluous ingredients. In our recipes, this means: few ingredients that naturally provide many valuable ingredients.
  • Protection:
Protection against UV radiation and wind and weather: If we now take a closer look at the topic of skin protection, it is of course immediately clear which product plays the main role here and definitely belongs in your closet, and not just for them Skin care after 30: sunscreen. This is the most effective way to prevent premature skin aging or even damage to your health. It is also important to protect the skin from extreme cold. With our Five Shea Cream we have the ideal cold protection cream in our range. Read here what shea cream can do to protect your skin in winter.

Protection against free radicals: Vitamins in skin care products are on everyone's lips, and rightly so. They protect against free radicals and thus ensure slower skin aging. In our Five products they occur in a natural form as part of the vegetable oils, because the plants use the vitamins just like we do as a protective shield against environmental influences.

In this article, you will find out how free radicals, oxidative stress and antioxidants are related in a very clear way.

If you count yourself among the skincare nerds and want to get the most out of your skincare, then combine our products with a highly concentrated vitamin C serum of your choice or with retinol in winter. Our products can be excellently supplemented with it. You might be wondering why we don't add extra amounts of, for example, vitamin C to our products right away? That would make little sense, because highly concentrated active ingredient care products should always be used in a targeted manner and are therefore not suitable as part of a basic care formula.

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Slow down skin aging with these 6 lifestyle tips

Life is getting faster and faster. That's why we enjoy slow food, take a break and do a digital detox to counteract sensory overload. Good this way. It's also good for your skin in many ways to slow down. Because internal and external factors influence how quickly it changes. Your genes are also part of it. You can't turn anything on them, but you can on other areas. Here are our top 6 tips:

1. Protect your skin from the sun

The real anti-aging product in your mirror cabinet is sunscreen. UV radiation has been shown to have the most damaging effects on your skin. It accounts for around 80% of visible aging!1 UV B radiation causes free radicals to form in the upper layers of the skin. These oxygen molecules destroy healthy cells. This is why the problem is also known as oxidative stress. Also an accumulation of dark pigments that cloud your complexion, and later larger age spots are caused by too much sun. UV A rays penetrate deep into the skin and relax the supporting tissue. Therefore, avoid extensive sunbathing and the blazing midday sun. Visits to the solarium also aggravate photoaging.

2. Keep an eye on your skin's moisture balance

Providing with moisture means taking precautions. Because if the moisture content of your skin is right, you avoid irritation and dryness lines, which later lead to wrinkles. Again, healthy skin is beautiful skin. A motto that you will come across more often in our tips. With the right care, you stabilize the skin barrier and balance the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). This refers to a group of acids and minerals that bind water under the skin's surface. You maintain the balance here by feeding your skin water AND lipids.
If you use high-quality vegetable oils, you are feeding it nutrients directly. Because many antioxidant vitamins are fat-soluble and contained in natural oils. The shea butter from our Shea Cream, for example, contains plenty of vitamin E, sodium, potassium and more. Used together with our moisturizing facial serum with rose water and hyaluronic acid, you will replenish your skin's water and lipid depots in no time.

3. Fill up your antioxidant depot with lots of vegetables 🥬

Food provides building blocks for new cells and protection. Many types of fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants, which act as natural radical scavengers. They fight free radicals that your body produces when exposed to stress, UV radiation or as a reaction to polluted air. Antioxidants counteract this by sacrificing themselves for your cells. And watch out for those with a sweet tooth: too much sugar also causes the skin to sag.

4. Do sports for good blood circulation in your skin

Exercise has two advantages for your skin. For one, he relaxes. Particularly gentle workouts such as Pilates or yoga will help you wind down after a hard day. In addition, movement stimulates blood circulation. Your breathing deepens, your heart beats faster until oxygen and nutrients flow into the delicate vessels under your skin. Good for cell regeneration and a rosy complexion.

5. Hands off the fags

Smokers form a particularly large number of free radicals due to the toxins in cigarettes. Therefore, they need many more nutrients, such as higher doses of vitamin C. Because they simply cannot keep up with the supply, the oxidative stress is significantly higher than in non-smokers. At the same time, blood circulation suffers. Nicotine also speeds up the breakdown of collagen.
The consequences are as diverse as they are ugly. They range from sagging skin to bags under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lip lines and pale complexion to large pores. And they are not long in coming, as a US study of twins shows. 2 One twin of the subjects smoked and the other did not smoke or smoked at least 5 years less. The discrepancy was particularly large for non-smokers, but 5 years already make a clear difference.

6. Drink alcohol in moderation

With wine, beer and co. you just shouldn't overdo it. But if you drink too much when you're thirsty, two things happen that aren't good for your skin. First, alcohol drainswater from your body. Hence the so-called fire, which then lets you drink the tap half empty. But moisture is your most important defense against wrinkles. Secondly, alcohol also brings free radicals with it again. More alcohol, more oxidative stress. So listen to your body and say stop in time!
Conclusion: With a diet rich in vegetables and low in sugar, combined with the right skin care, you can specifically prevent premature skin aging. And not only at the age of 30, but of course at any age.


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