Healthy vs Damaged Skin
What Age is Your Skin?
Take the Obagi Sun Smart quiz to find out how your skin habits and lifestyle have aged your skin.
Over time, normal aging and damage from the environment (sun, stress and pollution) cause skin to lose its ability to ‘renew’ itself properly. Cell turnover slows, causing the dead skin layer at the stratum corneum or surface to be thicker and slowing the flow of moisture from within, resulting in dry uneven skin texture. Skin cells are disorganized and misshapen. Daily exposure to sunlight causes the amount of pigment in each cell to increase, producing freckles or age spots and uneven skin tone. Collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose its resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
The skin’s cellular functions are accelerated allowing continual renewal as dead skin cells are replaced by fresh cells pushed to the skin’s surface, making the surface (stratum corneum) smoother and naturally hydrated. Freckles and age spots seem to disappear. Pigment cells (melanin) are more evenly distributed, helping prevent the appearance of new freckles and age spots. The skin is rich in collagen and elastin that promote resilience and firmness. All these functions work together to keep skin looking and acting younger and healthier.
Mountain Radiance can help you to restore your skin’s youthful radiance and to help protect it against future damage.