07 September 2023
Skincare

Skincare: short-term lifting effects and long-term antioxidant benefits

In this article we will look at a skin care routine aimed at counteracting skin aging, focusing on the short-term lifting effects (particularly suitable for ages over 35) and the long-term hydrating and antioxidant benefits (suitable for all ages and essential for younger skin for preventive purposes).

Are you ready to discover the secrets to radiant, youthful skin?

Understanding skin aging

Before exploring your anti-aging routine, it’s crucial to understand the processes that occur in your skin as time passes. Skin aging is influenced by intrinsic factors such as genetics and age, as well as external factors such as sunlight exposure, stress and lifestyle. These factors contribute to wrinkles appearance and loss of elasticity.

The short-term anti-aging routine: immediate lifting effects

Several products and techniques can provide immediate lifting effects to achieve a short-term younger appearance. Here are some key strategies. In the world of cosmetics, there are specific products containing active ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or retinol, that can have a tightening effect.
These products, in addition to temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin elasticity, are particularly suitable for combating facial blemishes that can appear from the age of 35 onwards. Each product in the Dionisia antiage line has been formulated with this objective and is particularly suitable for counteracting facial blemishes. In the Dionisia Anti-wrinkle Eye contour, we have included the horse chestnut flower extract, which works by improving microcirculation to give a young and fresh appearance. Its effectiveness has also been demonstrated in reducing the so-called “crow’s feet” wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes.
In the Dionisia Face serum – Immediate lift we added a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid which penetrates the skin better than those of high molecular weight. This hyaluronic acid is obtained from the algae Macrocystis pyrifera using biotechnological strategies. The extract of this algae containing hyaluronic acid forms a thin elastic layer with an amazing cosmetic lifting effect.

The long-term benefits: hydration and antioxidant action

In addition to immediate effects, an effective anti-aging routine should also focus on long-term benefits. These treatments are particularly useful for counteracting skin aging and therefore have a protective/preventive purpose. These treatments are suitable for skin of all ages, although it is important to start protecting the skin consistently from a younger age (20-35 years), in order to obtain long-lasting cosmetic effects. Here are some crucial points to keep your skin healthy and young over time:

  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants such as polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin E, are powerful allies against free radicals, which are responsible for premature skin aging. Choose products that contain these ingredients to protect your skin. All the products of the Dionisa line, and especially the face cream and the serum, are rich in protective antioxidants. A complete list of the antioxidant agents present in the Dionisia Line can be found here.
  • Deep hydration: Hydration is essential for glowing, youthful skin. Choose products rich in hydrating agents such as glycerin/glycerol and sodium hyaluronate, which can help retain water in the skin, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving elasticity. In the Dionisia Antiage face cream and in the Face serum – Immediate lift there is sodium hyaluronate, the salt of hyaluronic acid, which is highly water-soluble and is absorbed very well by the skin, providing deep hydration and keeping the skin elastic over time. In the Dionisia Anti-wrinkle eye contour there are some moisturizing ingredients such as squalane, avocado oil and shea butter. A complete list of the hydrating agents present in the Dionisia Line can be found here.
  • Constant repair of skin damage and collagen production: Treatments with procollagen matrikines recreate favorable conditions for cellular and matrix turnover. Matrikines are small endogenous peptides that act as cellular messengers capable of facilitating the repair of age-related skin damage. The matrikines Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 are present in the Dionisia Face serum – Immediate lift.
  • Sun protection: Exposure to UV rays is one of the main causes of skin aging. Always use a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection to prevent sun damage, such as dark spots and premature wrinkles.

Habits and lifestyle

In addition to your cosmetic routine, lifestyle can promote younger-looking skin. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, and avoid smoking. These factors can help keep your skin healthy and glowing over time.

Conclusions

A well-structured anti-aging cosmetic routine can offer both short-term benefits, such as an uplifted and smooth appearance and long-term benefits, such as deep hydration and protection from elasticity loss and wrinkles. Choose specific products with active ingredients, protect yourself from the sun and adopt a healthy lifestyle to preserve the youth of your skin over time. Remember that consistency and patience are essential to achieving lasting results. Take care of yourself and enjoy radiant, youthful skin!