The real beauty of Environ is that you do not need to alter the original regime you began with, except to add specific intensive products as and when needed. The concept of replacing lost vitamins in the skin is always adhered to. The skin does not change the way it works merely because a person ages. This means that regimes are similar for all, except that at different ages the levels of vitamins and certain intensive products will be utilised for specific concerns. Environ’s philosophy is to maintain a beautiful skin for a life time, no matter what your age, skin tone or gender may be.
We all age from birth onwards and our skin follows the same pattern. Thankfully there is a great deal one can do to maintain the appearance of a beautiful skin.
According to Dr. Desmond Fernandes, starting at a very early age and learning to maintain and nurture one of the greatest assets every person has, makes perfect scientific sense. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your age is crucial to maintaining beautiful skin throughout your life and well into your mature years.
A child’s skin is biologically the same as an adult’s, yet much thinner, reaching adult thickness only by the age of twenty.
The way the skin functions is identical in children and adults with the subtle difference that adults have the influence of gender hormones, which children obviously do not yet have. This however, does not alter the metabolism and function of vitamin A and antioxidants to any significant degree.
The beautiful canvas of childhood and early youth is short lived due to the introduction of hormones. Almost overnight the skin’s texture, tone and secretions change dramatically and more often than not, for the worse. Arguably this is the worst time for these changes to occur and this can cause great emotional strife for many individuals.
The burning question of course, is whether one can actually do something to prevent, or at least alleviate this stormy response in the skin. Taking preventative action can help a great deal in assisting adolescents to navigate this period of intense self-seeking and social adjustment with more ease and clearer skins.
These are the glory years. Your skin is at its most beautiful, resilient and elastic. However, even though wrinkles are almost non-existent, this is when the signs of ageing begin to surface. If a skin care regime wasn’t followed in childhood or adolescence, it is of vital importance to do so now in order to reap the rewards in later years.
Skin in the twenties is usually firm and has good elasticity. There is very little evidence of crow’s feet or wrinkles. Though some individuals may have dark spots, skin tone on the whole is even. The first signs of ageing may occur in the second half of the 20’s depending on the skin type (the fairer you are the more likely it is that the ageing process will manifest earlier).
The fun had in the 20s – parties, sunbathing, drinking and smoking – starts to show on one’s skin. Skin is changing and it begins to thin, making it more vulnerable to the environment. This is also the career-building, child-rearing decade so skin may suffer the ravages of too-little sleep and added stress.
This is when first wrinkles start developing; skin cells begin gradually losing elasticity, moisture lessens and the surface of the skin becomes drier. Cell turnover slows down and the complexion becomes less toned and uneven. Light wrinkles on the forehead, laughter lines, crow’s feet and under-eye puffiness may start to show. In order to put off these ageing effects, you should step up your skincare routine by using richer moisturizers containing stronger doses of vitamin A and antioxidants. It is also best to focus on protective skincare during the day, by using a broad spectrum sunscreen as well as day and night moisturizers containing vitamin A.
At this stage, wrinkles are generally in full force and making themselves at home on the forehead and the areas around the mouth and eyes, while bags may appear under the eyes, accompanied by dark circles. Skin gets “lazier” and starts to lose its ability to regenerate by itself, often needing stimulation to do so.
Fine lines become deeper and skin shows the first signs of sagging. One may notice that overnight pillow creases last longer because skin loses the ability to plump back up, due to the breakdown of elastin and collagen. Cell renewal slows down and skin may become much drier if one is pre-menopausal. This is the age and life phase at which moisturizing serums and hydrating masques become crucial and should be introduced as part of one’s regular skincare routine.
Less collagen is produced. Skin begins to sag, the jowls and jaw line lose firmness and the face becomes “flatter” as it loses volume. Lips become thinner and the neck starts showing signs of discoloration and wrinkles.
Facial skin becomes dehydrated, loses elasticity, is less dense and brown pigment spots may appear on the surface. High levels of vitamin A and C are a must for the skin at this stage in one’s life. Environ products such as the Ionzyme C-Quence range, Original Ultra Day and Night or AVST 5 as well as C-Boost from the Intensive Range may assist in providing these essential vitamins.
The skin requirements of this age group does not materially differ from other age groups and they will be equally well served by applying sufficient doses of topical vitamin A and other essential vitamins and antioxidants, as found in Environ products, as part of their daily skin care regime.