Skin and ageing

The visible signs of ageing, like dryness, loss of radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, are all symptoms of what’s happening beneath the surface - in the skin´s dermal layer.

Dermatologists believe that up to 90% of skin ageing is caused by external factors – environment, lifestyle and UV damage. Stress, smoking, alcohol and UV light all produce free radicals, which are the skin’s main enemy. Free radicals attack the skin in a process known as oxidation. The body has its own anti-oxidant defence system that helps neutralize free radical damage, but as we age, the efficiency of this system declines and our need for additional anti-oxidants increases.

Over time the skin’s essential supportive structure starts to break down. Collagen fibres bundle together, elastin begins to lose its spring and this causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear on the skin’s surface. The dermis gradually loses density and blood capillaries become visible as the skin becomes more transparent. The older we get and the more exposed our skin has been, the more we need extra help to keep our skin supple and smooth.

Whatever your age, IMEDEEN skincare tablets give your skin the nourishment it needs – where it needs it most – in the deep dermal layer where signs of ageing first appear.