There are a lot of words thrown around at the beauty bar these days, anti-ageing doesn’t hold much weight any more, but there are a few phrases you shouldn’t ignore; like regenerative, actives, free radicals, repair, and Stress.
Stress causes inflammation, and an inability for skin to recover. Stress on cells; free-radicals, toxins, chemicals in products and skin care, contributes to oxidative stress. Superoxide Dismutase (SODs) is your cells natural defence to stress, it occurs when the cell is threatened day-to-day. Stress is environmental, physical, emotional and mental, more-importantly, stress is systemic, it is carried through every cell in our body, and stress is unavoidable. As Zen as you may be, environmental free radicals cause stress to cells, and the inability to repair to damage is ageing.
The gradual appearance of ageing begins with the inability to repair as skin once did.. Fine lines, pigmentation, loss of vitality, elasticity and luminosity of the skin.
How do we help skin?
We help skin by helping the cells. Working with the dermis (about 6mm below the outer layer) is the key to repairing skin, and regenerative age-control. This is a form of anti-aging that works with the health of the cell, to assist it to naturally repair.
Antioxidants is another one of those words we hear a lot of, but don’t know why it’s important. Antioxidants assist the body in the natural elimination of toxins. Superoxide dismutase is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body. SODs has a special role of protecting the molecular structure of collagen as it is threatened by rogue oxygen, pro-oxidant molecules that also become threatening to DNA, proteins and Lipids. Having a diet rich in antioxidants, as well as topical antioxidants like vitamin C, A, and Hyaluronic Acid, can aid the skin in its natural defence mechanism to repair.
If you want to work with the skin at the dermis without compromising or breaking the skin barrier, speak to Qi beauty International about the Home Kit and Facial Treatments to trigger an organic repair response.