Have you ever wondered and asked which part of our body is important? Well, there may be no one same answer to this. Different people will give different answers. Generally, I guess most of us will say that every part of our body is equally important, both internal organs to external limbs and features.
But when was the last time that we had a check-up for our heart? In contrast, we check our face everyday. When did you first notice wrinkles or fine lines appearing on your face? Have you started to notice changes on your face that make you resemble your aged 65-to-75 year old parent?
Right from the start when we were first born, our skin was smooth, plump, unblemished, radiant and elastic. As babies, we were never classified as having oily or dry skin. However, as we grow older, so does our skin. Soon, the skin becomes rough, oily otherwise dry, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, pigmentation, dark spots, flaky skin, etc. start to appear. Those days of having a youthful and healthy looking face are gone!
The characteristic of an aged facial skin is when you lightly grasp your facial skin with your fingers and let it go, it would take several seconds to return to its original position and shape. When this happens, one would start to lament because she knows that her skin has aged and it would take considerable effort to restore her skin, even to a small degree, to what it was before. One may very well just resign to the fact that she has aged, and that there is nothing she can do to change the ageing process.
Different people will experience different degrees of complicated changes as their facial skin age. People who are directly exposed to the sunlight everyday will undergo more severe and drastic aging changes than those people who are not directly exposed to the elements of the climate. A construction worker’s ointment for psoriasis will definitely appear to be more weathered, rougher and drier than the face of an administrative staff who works in a sheltered air-conditioned office. This is just one typical example. In fact, there are many more illustrations which I need not elaborate on further.
As one ages, the visible changes in the face include worry and frown lines at the forehead, laxity in the eyelid, eye bags (or even eye-luggage!), sagging and drooped cheeks, dark-circles around the eyes, saggy lines around the mouth, jaws and chin. In addition, the skin loses its luminosity and tenacity that it once saw during its heydays. Skin becomes dull and tired looking.
Whether one may like it or not, these changes on the face are what we are expected to see if we do not take steps now to prevent them or to slow down its onset of the ageing symptoms. For people who smoke, drink or who lead unhealthy lifestyles usually experience facial ageing much earlier. However, these ageing changes on the face also depend on factors like genetic inheritance, race, age and environment. Do not expect plastic surgical operations and other general skin care and cosmetics to bring back what have been damaged and lost.
The skin is a living organ in our body system. As such, keeping our skin healthy and continuously hydrated is very important. The total prevention of skin ageing and free radicals’ attacks may not be possible. However, minimising the detrimental effect of these attacks is possible. As we are all well aware, free radicals have a huge negative impact on the health of our skin.
So, what are free radicals? How do we achieve healthy skin? How do we maintain having healthy skin?
You see, our body is made up of approximately 75 trillion cells. Cells are made up of atoms and electrons. When the atoms and electrons are healthy, the cells will replicate and keep the body well nourished. An atom with a missing electron is called a Free Radical. Free radicals cause damage to the surrounding cell atoms because the free radicals will ‘steal’ their neighbours’ electrons. Hence, this destroys the healthy cells. Cells that die or replicate in its damaged state is a causal factor to facial skin ageing amongst other diseases and sicknesses.
At this juncture, to touch on the details of how the skin ages and the chemistry of the entire ageing process will be too lengthy and complicated for a lay person to comprehend. Hence we will just focus on what we can do to maintain and promote a healthy skin for the longest time possible.
Generally, soap, skincare and cosmetics which are readily available in the marketplace are solving symptoms and not solving the root of problems. Most soaps are alkaline-based and their Ph value is more than 7. Our skin Ph value is 5.5 and it is acidic. Applying the alkaline based soap onto our acidic skin will make the skin confused and irritated. The skincare and cosmetics are generally water-based and are unable to penetrate into the inner layers of the skin such as the dermis and the hypodermis layers to combat the resided toxins and free radicals. Hence, these skincare products may be ineffective to push out the toxins and free radicals from the inside of the skin. In short, soaps, skincare and cosmetics put up a barrier on the facial skin and prevent the toxins from coming out from within the skin.
To keep skin healthy, we need to start thinking of SKIN HEALTH instead. We need to start to keep our facial skin hydrated in the inner-most hypodermis layer; and we need to prevent, or at least combat, the toxins and free radicals that cause havoc and damage to the cells. Regeneration, rejuvenation and renewal are key elements to slowing down the ageing process of the facial skin health. The emergence of a top skin health product that is not only the true alternative but also clinically proven with strong therapeutic properties of regeneration, rejuvenation and renewal is now available.