What you should know about ageing skin
What happens in the individual layers of skin
The outer layer of skin forms a barrier for our skin and provides the protection it needs. This barrier is important to protect our body from external influences, and also to store moisture within. In the lower layers of the epidermis, new cells are continuously forming, which move to the skin’s surface and then die off there. In this way, the epidermis completely renews itself every four weeks.
Dermis – The link between the epidermis and subcutis
A network of collagen and elastic fibres provide the skin with its elasticity and firmness. The collagen content reduces constantly with age. The quantity of intact elastic fibres also reduces. The skin loses its elasticity and tone.
Subcutis – The lowest layer of skin
The subcutis mainly consists of connective tissue and fatty tissue. The lipid-storing cells in the fatty tissue reduce with age, however. As a result, the volume of the skin reduces and the first wrinkles appear.
Skin needs energy and a good line of defence
Signs of ageing skin
- From the age of 20: loss of moisture, first fine lines appear
- From the age of 30: skin forms fewer lipids, first lines on the forehead
- From the age of 40: skin becomes drier and thinner, first wrinkles around the eyes
- From the age of 50: decreasing supply of nutrients, pale complexion, less elasticity
- From the age of 60: loss of density and thickness, contours blur, pigment spots start occurring.
We age with our cells
Why choose anti-ageing creams
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Use Nivea anti-ageing creams for a more youthful look for longer
Nivea's anti-ageing creams are formulated to care for mature skin whilst reducing the signs of ageing. Nivea's Q10 Power anti-wrinkle and firming day cream fights lines and wrinkles for firmer looking skin using Q10 and a new formula with10x more creatine and SPF 15 and UVA/UVB protection it's the perfect anti-ageing day cream.
What some people also forget is that your hands need care too, Nivea hand creams protect and moisturise hands from damage and can help protect hands from signs of ageing with our anti-ageing hand cream reducing early signs of ageing with regular use.
Mature skin can also suffer worse in winter - read our winter skincare guide for advice on how to look after your skin in the colder month of the year.
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Effects of light on the skin
How to protect yourself with the correct SPF
It is important to protect the skin by sunscreen with SPF. The sun protection factor (SPF) indicates the factor by which the self-protection time of the skin is multiplied when using sunscreen. That is, how much longer you can stay in the sun without getting a sunburn. A higher SPF decreases the amount of UV radiation reaching the skin and to protect our skin from burns and from free radicals. Protect your skin not only on the beach with a sun protection factor - but every day. For example, with the NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Protection Day Cream SPF 30 with Extra photo-protective it acts against the signs of light-induced skin aging. A day care cream with the active ingredient combination of hyaluronic acid, Magnolia extract and creatine works deep in the skin and stimulates the natural cell renewal. The skin looks younger, wrinkles are visibly reduced and the skin is tightened.
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Good to Know: UV Radiation
The UV radiation in sunlight is always around us. It occurs through both direct and indirect sunlight. The UV intensity varies depending on the season and is higher in summer than in winter. There are risks associated with the UV intensity. The proportion of sunburn-causing UVB rays is stronger in the summer months than in winter where the risk of sunburn increases in summertime sixfold. Moreover, the intensity of UVB rays during the day changes. At midday UVB is 150 times stronger than at 6am. The intensity in the evenings is about 4 times as high as in the early morning. UVA rays pose a permanent risk, and appropriate UVA protection is necessary in shady and short stays in the sun.
Masks: A short break for the skin
Balm for skin and soul
Apply a face mask and enjoy the pure pampering moment: Masks are a nourishing way to replenish lost moisture and to ensure tangible freshness for mature skin. The NIVEA Urban Moisturise Face Mask stimulates the skin and deeply moisturises your face.
Our tip: Leaving the mask on longer than required does not help twice as much. Depending on the time of day lotion the skin with the appropriate care.
Nourishing Face Masks
Apply mask and enjoy - how it works.
- Apply the mask to your forehead, cheeks and chin.
- Avoid the eye and mouth areas.
- Keep to the recommended treatment time.
- Remove with a cotton pad or sponge.