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Layers of the Skin

Layers of the Skin

You aren’t alone if you want to know the secret to anti-aging. How can you get rid of those wrinkles and fine lines? Why has your current skin care regime not been working? What actually works? If you really want to know the answers to these questions, you have to start with the basics – understanding your skin. Your skin has three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. We are going to focus on the two layers of the skin that are key players in anti-aging – the epidermis and dermis.

The Epidermis

The epidermis is outermost layer of skin and its functions are vast. It makes new skin cells, which travel up to the top layer of your skin and flake off. The epidermis also makes melanin, which gives skin its color. It even protects your body with special cells that are part of your immune system. Basically, it helps your body look at feel its best while fighting against the outside elements. 

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The Dermis

The dermis is the second layer of skin. It contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. It contains nerve endings, allowing you to feel pain, an itch, or a gentle touch. The hair on your skin grows from the dermis. The dermis also makes oil from a gland in the skin. And oil keeps your skin smooth, soft, and waterproof.         

The dermis is the support system to the epidermis. The epidermis and dermis work together to combat the anti-aging process. Each layer of the epidermis (because yes, the epidermis has its own layers!) works to repair, protect, and maintain the skin’s integrity, while working in conjunction with the dermis. The dermis works to produce collagen, elastin, blood vessels, hyaluronic acid, and more, which are essential to keeping the epidermis healthy. Without these layers working together, our skin would not be able to rejuvenate.  

Clearly, the epidermis and dermis need to work together to keep our skin healthy. But what are the tips and products we can use to support those two layers working together?

The most important thing to remember in your skin care regime is hydrating, nourishing, and protecting. This will promote skin renewal and keep your skin looking young and healthy. So what products out there can support your various layers of the skin? 

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Products for your skin

These products below from Geneva Naturals may be just what you are looking for. They each give your epidermis and dermis skin layers the support they need to keep you looking young.  
  • Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil – This oil gives you an even-toned complexion and reduces signs of aging on the epidermis. 
  • Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil – This penetrates through to both the epidermis and the dermis. It helps with firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, and dryness.
  • Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum – Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis, which is important to the dermis. It helps prevent and reverse signs of aging.
Anti Aging Skin Care Line Now that you know what each layer of the skin does, use that information to incorporate the right skin care products for you!

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