Skin ageing - the bare facts
Ageing is a factor that will affect us all at some stage in our lives. The ageing process can be split into two categories - ‘intrinsic ‘and ‘extrinsic’ ageing. In lamens terms ‘intrinsic’ ageing means the natural degradation of the skin due to internal structural damage. ‘Extrinsic’ ageing is brought on by external factors and can accelerate the ‘intrinsic’ ageing process. The two most significant causes of accelerated ‘extrinsic’ ageing are UV exposure and smoking. Both cause damage to collagen and elastin – our vital mattress support in the skin which keeps it smooth and supple - and alter melanin irregularities which can lead to age spots and pigmentation flaws.
Gatineau is one of the most innovative, advanced professional anti-ageing skincare ranges on the market today. With over 82 years of brand heritage Gatineau combines the best of all sources – botanical, marine and the latest cutting edge biotechnology to provide state of the art formulas giving the very best results.
With 6 unique anti-ageing ranges it means we can target ageing at every level - from prevention to cure; from dehydration to lack of radiance; from fine lines to wrinkles and from loss of firmness to pigmentation flaws.
Your skincare routine does not have to be complicated but keep these top tips in mind when deciding what to use:
Cleansing is the single most important thing you can do for your skin. It is the solid foundation for all of the other products you apply and shouldn’t be missed out. Try Gatineau’s Gentle Silk Cleanser
for a kind yet highly effective milky cleanser which is water soluble.
The skin around the eyes is 10 times as thin as the rest of the face and therefore the first place to show the signs of ageing. Start using a separate eye product from as early as possible. Gatineau eye creams have been designed to treat this thin delicate skin whilst reducing puffiness and erasing dark circles. For the early signs of skin ageing try our Collagene Expert Smoothing Eye Concentrate but if you have deep wrinkles then opt for Melatogenine AOX Advanced Rejuvenating Eye Concentrate
Exfoliate regularly to ensure you remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin which make any skin imperfection much more visible. Exfoliation tends to get missed as it can be time consuming but using Gatineau’s Radiance Enhancing Gommage
is effortless due to its non-granular enzymatic action. Dead skin cells are literally melted away and skin regains softness and radiance.
Use a serum underneath your moisturiser. It may seem a little extravagant but serums are designed to work much deeper in the skin than your moisturiser and with a much more concentrated formula they can provide incredible results.