Before talking about cosmetics against photoaging, you have to understand what exactly this aging of the skin is and how it is produced. Photoaging is a process that occurs due to the incidence of the sun’s UV rays on the skin. They produce lesions in the DNA of the skin cells and this causes the appearance of premature wrinkles and spots.
Unprotected sun exposure can also result in solar elastosis which is the breakdown of the connective tissue of the dermis, composed of elastin and collagen. The skin is left without the material that holds it and folds, sagging and deep wrinkles appear. When exposed to the sun, UV rays penetrate deeply into the skin, which stimulates melanin and produces tanning. That brown tone, so desired by the majority, is actually a defense of the body to protect itself from the damages of this type of radiation. There are several types of UV rays (UVB and UVA), but it is the UVA that are most linked to skin lesions and photoaging.
Collagen fibers deteriorate and the body tries to compensate by increasing the production of elastin. This imbalance is what causes the skin to look aged, opaque and with irregular pigmentation. The best way to prevent this is to use a facial serum and a moisturizer with sun protection factor (SPF) every day.
Choosing cosmetics against photoaging
When choosing a cosmetic that protects us from photoaging, it is convenient to opt for one that does not contain parabens. Parabens are chemical compounds that are frequently included in cosmetics. They are used to prevent the appearance of microorganisms and fungi and keep the product in perfect condition for longer. In 2004, because of a study carried out by a group of oncologists, the alarm was raised by the effects of these substances on the body. Parabens are related to certain hormonal imbalances, since they act as endocrine disruptors. This means that they mimic hormones and either enhance their action or block it. What can cause alterations of different severity. Some products that usually contain parabens are, among others, UV filters. Hence the importance of looking for sunscreen creams, free of these chemicals.
In SILVIMARA we believe that skin care should never be at odds with health, that’s why all our products are free of parabens, since we use natural preservatives that are harmless to the body. The moisturizing cream with SPF15 for dry skin and the combination / oily version contain all the necessary ingredients for optimal face care.