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Skin: get to know it better to pamper it better!

March 19, 2020


La peau : mieux la connaître pour mieux la chouchouter

Did you know that the skin is the human body’s largest organ?
Rich in sensory receptors and containing on average, 75% water, the skin plays a fundamental role in the functioning of our body by protecting it from external aggressors and helping to regulate body temperature. It is therefore essential to take care of it!

1) The skin structure

The skin is divided into three layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

The epidermis
The epidermis is between 0.1 mm (on the eyelids) and 1 mm thick (on the palms and soles). Made up of millions of cells held together by lipids, it is a relatively firm and impermeable layer that protects us from external aggressors.

The dermis
Collagen and elastin – the proteins that keep our skin strong and supple – are found in this skin layer. The dermis also includes hair, blood vessels, sebaceous glands and nerve cells.

The hypodermis
The deepest layer of the skin, the hypodermis is composed of adipose tissue and protects against temperature changes by acting as an insulator. Hair follicles, roots, nerves and sweat glands are also located in this layer.

2) Collagen, a youthful asset

Created by our cells, this protein is found in bones, muscles, ligaments and skin! It provides suppleness and firmness thanks to its moisturizing and restructuring properties.
During the aging process, the skin becomes thinner and begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, producing less and less collagen. In fact, we lose collagen at a rate of 1% per year starting at age 30, and this rate increases with time.

3) The gym for your skin

To preserve our radiance and youthfulness, nothing is better than healthy skin care habits! In addition to being diligent with moisturizing and following a home routine, we must make sure to protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun…and train it to stay healthy and beautiful!

The best beauty moves :

• Cleanse with a neutral pH toner in order to maintain the balance of our skin.
• Treat and moisturize each layer of the skin with suitable products (toner, serum, cream).
• Exfoliate to regenerate the skin. By removing dead skin that tends to naturally accumulate on the surface of the skin, exfoliation helps to unclog and tighten pores and accelerate skin renewal.
• Apply a mineral sunscreen to protect the skin from damage caused by exposure to the sun and its free radicals, which account for 70% of the causes of skin aging.

In order to tighten skin tissue and counter sagging, there are different treatments that meet every need: book an appointment today for your free consultation: 1-877-252-0293 and find out which treatment is right for you!

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