Skincare and Skin Ageing

THE SCIENCE BEHIND SKIN AGEING

Your skin ages naturally throughout your life.   Daily life often stresses your skin and accelerates natural skin ageing.  Stressors include what you eat, sun exposure, the chemicals you use every day, your cosmetics, free radicals, smoke and pollutants. To reduce the natural skin ageing process, eliminate external stressors and implement skin care regimes specifically aimed at mitigating the skin ageing process.  This Victorian government article gives detailed information about the skin ageing process.

NATURAL AGEING

Collagen and Elastin are the key structural proteins that keep your skin looking youthful. Collagen creates the scaffold for your skin cells, giving it shape.   Elastin provides elasticity and allows our skin to bounce back. Young skin has a higher collagen and elastin content, particularly of Collagen III, sometimes known as “youth collagen.” As you age, collagen and elastin decrease naturally.  By the time you are in your late 30s, half of your skin’s elastin has gone.

With the disappearance of collagen and elastin, older skin loses its structural support and becomes wrinkled and saggy, so use skincare products that stimulate collagen and elastin production. Camel milk naturally stimulates the production of both collagen and elastin, but CameLife products also include other anti-ageing ingredients. The highly absorbent nature of camel milk enhances the effects of these ingredients in what is known as an “ensemble” effect.

PHOTO-AGEING

Photo-ageing is the premature ageing of your skin caused by repeated exposure to ultra-violet radiation. Repeated sun exposure can cause age spots and continued tanning can accelerate photo-ageing. The early signs of photo-aging include the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth and forehead.   Skin spots, such as freckles, or uneven skin colouring are also signs.

The best way to prevent and treat photo-aging is  to implement a skincare regimen that protects from the sun’s harmful rays. Using skincare products that actively mitigate the effects of photo-ageing can deliver remarkable effects. CameLife  cosmetics are designed to reduce and mitigate the effects of natural and photo-ageing, and repair environmental damage in otherwise healthy skin. In higher concentration, camel milk creams may also treat common skin ailments such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dryness and acne.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is an anti-ageing superstar. It has anti-oxidant properties that fight free radicals in your skin, helping to prevent your skin from photo-ageing fading existing signs of sun damage. CameLife creams contain Vitamin C to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, stimulating collagen and elastin formation.  The benefits include thickening the skin, helping to retain water and plumping the skin surface.

Camel milk is naturally rich in biologically active Vitamin C which is made available where it is most needed, deep in your skin because CameLife creams are so readily absorbed.

SKIN-FRIENDLY FATTY ACIDS

Essential fatty acids play a crucial role in supporting strong skin structures.  Fatty acids keep your skin soft and smooth, fighting inflammation, and maintaining good skin health. Some, like gamma-linolenic acid, have been shown to be effective in the treatment of common skin ailments such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dryness and acne.

Your body can’t make Essential Fatty Acids; they must be obtained from food or supplements. The key is balance. Our diets often provide more than ten times the amount of certain Omega-6s than Omega-3s, because Omega-6s are found in many processed foods, red meat, eggs and most vegetable oils.  That imbalance negatively affects your skin, but is can also contribute to long-term diseases, including heart disease, cancer, asthma, arthritis and depression. A balanced diet high in the right fatty acids will significantly improve your skin health over time, but what if you could directly target your skin with the Essential Fatty Acids that it needs?

Camel milk contains both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids; drinking camel milk helps to balance our fatty acid intake.   Applying CameLife creams to your skin should attenuate Ultra-Violet radiation damage associated with photo-ageing, mitigate the effects of the natural ageing process and reduce inflammation.  Camel milk is an all round superfood of your skin, helping to fight skin ageing!