When we talk about anti-aging ingredient we generally mean collagen and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients are perfect for stimulating the secretion of our skin cells and therefore preventing skin aging, but what about ingredients that can play a role in muscle aging?
Ingredient too little used in our anti-aging treatments, Arnica nevertheless has many virtues. Its soothing and relaxing properties allow, when included in the composition of your moisturizer, to relax your skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles!
We explain to you!
HOW ARE OUR WRINKLES FORMED?
Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by the decrease in production of cells present in the composition of our dermis. These can be linked to two mechanisms:
- Skin aging , linked to the decrease in production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin by our body, caused by age and other internal and external factors. Our skin tissue loses thickness, elasticity and firmness, causing it to sag and create wrinkles.
- Muscular aging , corresponding to expression lines, caused by the repetition of muscular contractions of our face. Smiling, laughing, talking or even frowning and raising our eyebrows causes several hundred contractions per day of the muscles present on our face. Over time, our skin supports these movements less and less and therefore ends up forming permanent folds on our face.
The supply of collagen and hyaluronic acid will have an important role in the prevention of skin aging by promoting their own production. However, this contribution will not act on the muscular contractions that our skin undergoes daily.
To prevent and reduce these expression lines, it is therefore important to preserve our skin from these contractions.
For this, favor the use of cosmetics composed of active ingredients that can protect the skin from muscular shock waves! Without resorting to botulinum toxin injections.
Botulinum toxin is one of the most widely used active ingredients on the market to deal with this problem. And for good reason, it is also the best way to no longer have wrinkles for a few months thanks to these injections also called botox. Indeed, botulinum toxin will block muscle contraction by preventing the muscle from receiving the nervous message induced by the brain and thus allow our face not to wrinkle.
Unfortunately, for those who are a little more hesitant about this practice, botulinum toxin is not currently present in cosmetics on the market. It is therefore necessary to go through the injection box to be able to benefit from its effects.
If you are not a fan of injections, it is therefore better to favor, within your cosmetic compositions, ingredients that can be able to relax and de-stress the skin. This type of ingredient will allow your skin to relax between each muscle contraction and thus reduce the fold destined to become a fine line.
Among these ingredients: Arnica. Famous for its many properties and uses, this plant is also known for its decontracting and relaxing action on our muscles. It is especially used after a sports session. This ingredient is therefore the ideal candidate to limit the shock waves experienced by the skin during our outbursts of joy, our astonishment or even our dissatisfaction!
It is for these properties that we absolutely wanted to include Arnica in the composition of our Sculpt & Glow Face Care Oil and thus allow the muscles to relax until the early morning.
Combined with vegetable retinol, golden seaweed extract, hemp, thistle and sea buckthorn oil, this oil brings together all the necessary ingredients to act both on the contraction of our facial muscles and to limit the reduction of our dermal proteins and molecules, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid or even elastin!
So don't panic. With Sculpt & Glow Face Care Oil , your fine lines and wrinkles are in good hands!