The innovative facial cleansing brush removes makeup and other residues up to 10 x more effective than manual facial cleansing * without straining the skin.
Applying the facial brush for 20 seconds per facial area already achieves an ideal cleanliness.
The hot/cold anti aging treatment in combination of the massage function helps fill wrinkles and tighten facial skin.
The skin appears smoother, rejuvenated and fresher than before application. This is confirmed by 80% of the Zeitgard 2 users.
Zeitgard Anti Aging Care series developed on the basis of silk, gold and diamonds are truly a highlight from LR in facial care.
The premium ingredients work effectively against the formation of wrinkles, prevent premature aging and lead to a radiating appearance.
What does anti aging really mean?
A critical look into the mirror reveals them mercilessly: wrinkles and various other signs of skin aging. In times when youthfulness and a perfect appearance become increasingly more important, for most people signs of skin aging, however, are unwelcome side effects of getting older. Not without reason the anti-aging market is booming finding many devotees in the 30+ age group. The number of men who undergo cosmetic surgery have risen steadily in the past years. 73 percent of women use anti-aging products to prevent wrinkles and reduce the depth of existing wrinkles.
No question, the beauty business has become a global trend representing a market volume of 1.026 billion US dollars worldwide, the largest growth segment in the wellness industry.
But what about all those beauty enthusiasts who don’t have the cash for overpriced beauty treatments or don’t want to bear the risks of cosmetic surgery? Are there any professional and affordable anti-aging treatments for domestic use? How do they work? How do wrinkles develop? Here you will find the most crucial answers.
What Is Anti-Aging?
Anti-aging describes measures to delay the biological aging of people and to preserve the quality of life and beauty as long as possible when growing older. The term “anti-aging” is not legally protected and can be used in different contexts. It is therefore used in many industries and industrial sectors, for example in medicine, in the cosmetics industry, in nutrition science and in the dietary supplement industry. Even cosmetic surgeries are sometimes attributed to anti-aging measures.
What Is Anti-Aging Treatment?
One must distinguish between medical and aesthetic treatments. In both cases an individual therapy is prepared. Anti-aging treatments are based on a thorough medical history review as described in the previous paragraph.
Likewise aesthetic anti-aging treatments are individually prepared and matched to the particular skin type. An extremely dry skin, for example, requires different cosmetic products than a mixed or normal skin type. In general, as with many other cosmetic series, anti-aging skin care treatments are carefully harmonized to work together. Optimal results are only achieved through the interaction of all Zeitgard anti-aging products.
What the Skin Reveals About a Person?
The skin is, like the eyes, a mirror of our soul and reveals a lot about the physical and mental state of a person. Not without a reason many alternative and homeopathic practitioners derive their diagnosis partially from the skin condition of their patients. With jaundice it turns yellow, when exhausted and fatigue it turns pale, reddish on exertion and during the summer it turns brown.
In awkward situations we blush, under stress many people get skin irritations and blemishes. Are we feeling great, on the other hand, our skin radiates from within. It lets us draw conclusions about our age and our mood. Whether we laugh a lot or frown very often: At a certain age our attitude is reflected by our facial expression. The skin is our foremost sentiment indicator.
How Many Layers of Skin Do We Have?
The skin consists of 3 layers:
The epidermis, outer layer of skin, consists of a horny layer (stratum corneum). On one hand it is a reliable shield against bacteria and other harmful external influences, on the other hand supporting and nourishing active ingredients can penetrate the skin. It can therefore distinguish between harmful and useful substances. Through its pores the skin regulates the body temperature: The pores are opened or closed depending on temperature and humidity. The epidermis has different levels of thickness depending on the location. It is the thickest on the palms and soles.
The dermis is the second layer of the skin and is significantly thicker than the epidermis. It consists of several sub-layers, one of which is the upper, relatively thin papillary layer, which acts as an anchor to the epidermis. Here the sensory cells are located which let us sense touch and vibrations. The second, much larger layer contains connective tissue-forming cells (fibroblasts). These form a network of collagen and elastic strands and are in a sense the “heart” of a young, beautiful and healthy skin.
The hypodermis, also called subcutaneous tissue (subcutis), is the lowermost layer of the skin. It contains fat tissue, sebaceous glands and sweat glands and is pervaded by strong fibers which are used as a fat storage and as padding, shock absorbers and insulator of the human body.
How Often Does the Human Skin Renew Itself?
The human epidermis constantly forms new skin cells, which then press the overlying older and horny skin cells upwards. On the way up the old cells dry and are rejected by the body. Thus, the epidermis is completely renewed every 4 weeks. The particularly thin and delicate lip skin even renews itself biweekly. Therefore skin cellsbelong to the few body cells that renew themselves for a lifetime while the rate of renewal decreases with increasing age. At an average age of 80, the skin has renewed itself about 800 times.
Where Is the Skin Thinnest & Prone to Wrinkles?
The epidermis varies in thickness depending on the location, approximately between 0.03 millimeters and 4.00 millimeters thick. The thinnest skin is found on the eyelid and is only 0.03 millimeter thick. On more exposed parts of the body, such as the soles of the feet or palms of the hands, it can be up to 4.00 millimeters thick. The thinner the epidermis, the more it is prone to wrinkles. This also explains why some body parts require a particularly rich and moisturizing skin care.
Eye creams, eye masks, ampoules, skin care serums: There are numerous care products available on the market for the delicate eye area. It is also commonly known that the skin around the neck and décolleté is thinner than on other parts of the body. In their skin care program many cosmetic manufacturers therefore offer a particular cream for the neck and décolleté. Hands reveal much about the actual age of a person, because the epidermis is comparably thin and often exposed to heavy workloads.
When Do We Speak of Mature Skin?
In contrast to dry or oily skin, “mature skin” is no dermatological term. It is a term introduced by the cosmetics industry for skin that shows visible signs of aging. Genetic factors certainly play a major role in the occurrence of the first signs of aging and wrinkles, but for many women the first signs of aging can be seen with the beginning of their 40th birthday.
The actual aging of the skin has been in progress for many years, but for the first time it becomes clearly visible. This is the right time to pamper your skin with anti-aging facial care which is tailored to the needs of mature skin.
When and How Does Skin Age?
Skin aging is a very individual process and is determined by genetic factors. With some people the skin aging process begins at an early age, while others enjoy a firm skin up to old age. Dermatological skin aging begins in the 20s and continually progresses throughout life. Depending on predisposition the first clear signs of aging in women can be seen at the age of 40, while men, due to their thicker and moisture rich skin show signs of aging a bit later.
How fast skin ages is not only genetically predetermined, but also depends on various environmental influences. Strong sunlight and frequent visits to the solarium may damage the collagen fibers of the skin and accelerate skin aging. Free radicals, often resulting from nicotine consumption, damage the skin – so do vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Frequent diets may lead to premature connective tissue atony.
What Happens to Skin During the Aging Process?
Skin Aging Passes Through Various Stages of Life:
- At the age of 20
Beginning with the age of 20 the skin begins its aging process. The first small wrinkles emerge around the eyes and on the forehead and are more or less pronounced depending on genetic predisposition.
- At the age of 30
Beginning with the age of 30 the skin’s fat production decreases by a quarter compared to the years before and the skin loses moisture and elasticity. Cell division slows down and the epidermis renews itself every 40 days compared to 28 days before. Wrinkles around eyes and forehead increase. Sometimes dark circles form around the eyes.
- At the age of 40
With the beginning of the forties the number of sebaceous glands Thus the skin becomes even drier and cell division as well as blood flow through the skin decreases. The pigment cells in the hair gradually diminish. Depending on predisposition the first white hairs sprout. Existing wrinkles may deepen. In addition, the tear sacs may become saggy and wrinkles may occur on the upper lip.
- At the age of 50
During the menopause women’s estrogen production decreases drying the skin In addition, the skin becomes more sensitive and its elastic fibers decline. The skin is prone to redness, itchiness and inflammation. The face may appear saggy and by now the wrinkles may have reached the neck. Age and pigment spots can occur. Over the years wrinkles become more pronounced.
It is Possible to Prevent the Aging Process ?
Although our genetic predisposition can’t be “fooled”, we can do a lot for our skin, e.g. by living a healthier life, reducing harmful environmental conditions and using good anti-aging care products. People, who actively lead a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious and exercise in the fresh air, often tend to have better skin compared to passive people. The abstinence of nicotine and a balanced psyche may also delay skin aging. With our Zeitgard anti-aging care that supplies the mature skin with moisture and nutrients, older skin should also appear firmer and healthier.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are linear creases on the skin’s surface caused by a folding of the epidermis and the dermis. With age the quality and number of collagen and elastin fibersdecline. Over a lifetime the fibers are strained by strong sunlight, injury and free radicals, so that they lose their elasticity and are then destroyed by specific enzymes. Throughout the aging process of the skin, the dynamic balance between the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers and the body’s own decomposition is disturbed by enzymes.
How Many Wrinkles Is Considered Normal?
Normalcy is always in the eye of the beholder: Is a person satisfied with his own skin appearance, or do existing wrinkles significantly interfere with one’s visual well-being? If you want to know for sure, you should consult a doctor or a beautician specialized in anti-aging, who can analyze your skin. Giving a universally valid statement is rather difficult, since a big part of the formation of wrinkles is genetically given. Yet there are some dermatological statistics when certain wrinkles occur:
- From the Age of 30
First glabella lines, better known as expression wrinkles, form around the eyes and on the forehead. These include the frown lines between the eyebrows and the so-called vertical nasolabial folds between the upper lip and nose. Also the first wrinkles caused by sun exposure may form on the face, neck and décolleté.
- From the Age of 40
Wrinkles and expression lines become more visible on the face as well as wrinkles at the temple and the corner of the eyes(also known as crow’s feet). Depending on predisposition perioral wrinkles may already form. These are many small radially arranged wrinkles directly below or above the mouth that particularly stand out above the upper lip. Wrinkles around the corners of the mouth can drag the mouth’s corners down while horizontal wrinkles on the forehead become more visible.
- From the Age of 50
Small wrinkles turn to larger wrinkles, the outlines of neck and chin become blurred and wrinkles on neck and décolleté increase.
How Do I Find the Right Anti-Aging Skin Care?
A few criteria should be considered, so that an anti-aging skin care can achieve optimal results. These include skin type, well-combined care products and certainly the ingredients.
Different Skin Types
The “one” anti-aging care suitable for anyone does not exist: too different are the individual skin types and skin textures. Regardless of skin type, the fine thin layers of skin around the eyes require a fundamentally different care than the tougher skin around the cheeks and forehead. In dermatology there is a distinction between four different types of skin. An effective skin care – and this applies not only to Cleansing, anti-aging products and anti-wrinkle creams – should be matched to your skin type, to provide the skin with an optimum of nutrients.
We distinguish between:
- Normal Skin
- Dry Skin
- Combination or Mixed Skin
- Greasy / Oily Skin
Normal skin is characterized by a smooth, rosy surface with fine pores. It is often found on younger people. It appears lithe while oily or scabby areas of skin are not present. Sebum production, moisture, desquamation and cornification are in equilibrium.
Dry skin doesn’t contain enough fat and moisture in the stratum corneum. Frequent desquamation and a feeling of tension are the result. This dryness will increasingly cause fine lines and wrinkles. Dry skin may itch while painful cracks may occur. Dry skin can be hereditary or caused by external factors such as climate, bad skin care or certain medications. Basically, skin tends to become dry with age, since the sebum production of the skin decreases.
Greasy skin is characterized by an increased fat content of the skin’s surface, which is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. This skin is durable, possesses larger pores, is shiny and has a tendency to develop blackheads, comedos and blemishes. It is more common in men than in women and tends to occur in adolescents and young adults.
Combination or Mixed Skin
Combination skin or mixed skin is partly dry but also greasy on some other areas of the skin. Areas around eyes and cheeks tend to be dry while nose, chin and forehead appear somewhat oily. This is also called the T-Zone. Dry and greasy areas require different skin care products, which often complicates skin care. Combination skin is a relatively common skin type.
Complete Care Series
Besides determining skin type, it is important to opt for a complete skin care line including cleansing milk, eye care and perhaps neck and décolleté lotion. Only through an interaction of all care components, anti-aging products can reach their optimal impact. Pay attention to quality and choose a cosmetics manufacturer that has been on the market for some time, whose products are subject to strict guidelines and have experience in the anti-aging field.
What Kind of Wrinkles Are There?
Wrinkles shape a face and depending on the type of wrinkles they offer information on a person’s age, lifestyle and attitude towards life. Nevertheless, a wrinkle is not always a wrinkle. We distinguish between four different types of wrinkles:
• Aging Wrinkles
• Wrinkles Caused by a Lack of Moisture
• Expression Lines
• Wrinkles from Excessive Sun Exposure
Aging wrinkles are a consequence of aging and completely natural, but can be significantly reduced with a healthy lifestyle and good anti-aging cosmetics. Aging wrinkles are formed by a slower cell division and larger cell gaps in the skin.
Wrinkles Caused by a Lack of Moisture
Wrinkles caused by an acute lack of moisture are significantly finer than aging wrinkles and may result from inadequate facial skin care or insufficient fluid intake. Also air-conditioning, dry heating air in winter and frequent visits to the sauna can dry out skin. In many cases wrinkles caused by a lack of moisture should be almost completely eliminated with intensive skin care products and an innovative skin care treatment technology.
Expression lines reflect a person’s attitude towards life and they emerge when certain facial muscles are exposed to frequent stress. Thus the connective tissue gradually loses its elasticity and firmness
s. For example, People, who laugh a lot, often develop laugh lines around the eyes and mouth. People, who often frown, develop wrinkles between the eyebrows.
Wrinkles from Excessive Sun Exposure
Wrinkles from Excessive Sun Exposure
As the name implies, these wrinkles are caused by intense sun exposure or from frequent visits to the solarium. The epidermis is literally depleted and loses moisture because of high UVA radiation on unprotected skin. The collagen structures of the connective tissue are permanently damaged. By using better sun protection, avoiding excessive sunlight and with the help of intensive skin care products, the skin’s epithelium should become softer, so that the depth of wrinkles and folds should be alleviated.
How Do I Recognize the First Aging Wrinkles?
You are only as old as you feel yourself, but when the first aging wrinkles appear, you should turn to the right skin care. Sometimes however, it is not that easy to distinguish between aging wrinkles or other wrinkles. An important indication is certainly age. The older a person is, the more likely the occurrence of aging wrinkles. The depth of the wrinkles may also be an indication whether or not you are dealing with aging wrinkles. Wrinkles caused by a lack of moisture can often be identified by the fact that the affected skin is tense from dryness and the tightness and wrinkles will disappear immediately after applying an appropriate skin care product.
When Should Anti-Aging Products Be Used?
Most anti-aging products are tailored towards mature skin beginning around the age of 40 and contain ingredients that apply their beneficial properties only to mature skin and in the worst case may be harmful to younger skin. This applies especially to so-called retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids. They are supposed to support the cell functions, but could negatively affect the storage capacity of water, so that young skin could dry out and become scabby. Light sensitivity of younger skin could rise. If you want to prevent the formation of wrinkles early enough at a younger age, Zeitgard anti-age products from LR offer proper anti-aging care also for young skin.
The Anti-Age System Hydrating Cream Gel is specially designed for young skin and can be used when first signs of aging appear. The Hydrating Cream Gel is supposed to tighten the facial contours and provide the skin with moisture. Via innovative thermal technology and vibration, the active ingredients of the gel can possibly penetrate deep into the skin: The skin appears firmer and more even.
The term Zeitgard Anti-Age Management was conceived by LR for its integrated skin treatment concept, ranging from cleansing, through the preparation of the skin, to high-quality anti-aging care products. The three building blocks Zeitgard Cleansing System, Zeitgard Anti-Age System and Zeitgard Care System perfectly interact with each other, support all anti-aging processes, provide a pleasant skin sensation and promote firmer skin.