The aging process is most visible on our skin. As the largest organ on our body, our skin is exposed to external stressors that cause more visible damage and can make us look older than our biological birth age.
While you can spend fortunes attempting to reverse the aging process, plant-based ingredients, like olive oil, naturally contain anti-aging compounds that can help you turn back the hands of time.
Looking to level up your skincare and infuse it with anti-aging ingredients that will help you maintain a youthful appearance? We’ve got you covered.
We’ll explain what causes skin to age, the symptoms of premature aging, and how you can fight back with topically aggressive ingredients that are still gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.
What Causes Skin To Age?
One day you notice it; a fine line here, the beginnings of crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. Maybe you notice your skin’s overall tone and texture have changed. All of these can be signs of aging skin.
As we age, the way the skin functions begins to change.
Collagen and Elastin Loss
Both collagen and elastin are proteins found in numerous types of tissues in your body. They are especially important to your skin and foundational in how your skin is supported.
Collagen is the protein that keeps your skin looking youthful and plump. It fills your cheeks and creates “fat pads” under your skin that help prevent you from developing wrinkles. Elastin is the protein that gives skin its ability to snap back into place.
With age, we naturally begin to lose collagen and elastin. Dermatologists believe we lose close to 1% of our collagen production each year after age 20. This loss of collagen and elastin can cause the skin to sag, develop lines and wrinkles, and lose volume, resulting in a less youthful appearance.
Slower Cell Turnover
Skin is in a constant state of renewal, creating new skin cells in the deepest layers and pushing older, dying cells to the epidermis. When we are younger, our skin cells renew rapidly — as fast as seven days on average in babies and about 20 days in young adults.
By the time we reach middle age, the process can take up to a month. The time it takes your skin cells plays a role in your skin’s overall tone and texture.
Free Radical Damage
You’ve probably heard the term “free radical” a lot in recent years. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that can harm your cells. Free radicals come from sources like:
- Ultraviolet radiation
- Cigarette smoke
Free radicals can cause your skin to lose elasticity, develop dark spots, also known as sunspots, and develop lines and wrinkles faster than it would from normal aging.
Sebum, our skin’s natural oil, protects our skin barrier and keeps our skin hydrated. As we get older, hormones, which regulate sebum production, change. This can result in dry skin and even skin dehydration.
What Are the Signs of Aging Skin?
Healthy skin is possible at any age, but if you’ve noticed signs that your skin health might be tanking, we can help. Although completely erasing the signs of aging from your skin is impossible, it is possible to make sure that your skin ages naturally — not sooner than it should.
Signs of aging skin can include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the corners of the eyes, nose, and mouth, and on the forehead
- Uneven skin texture, including rough patches or areas of dermatitis
- Sun damage like discoloration, age spots, or areas of uneven skin tone or dullness
- Lack of hydration, skin dryness, peeling, and flaking
- Dark circles or hollow areas under the eyes or below the cheekbones
If you’re tired of looking tired, you can fight back with plant-based ingredients that work synergistically with your skin to protect it, restore it, and stimulate youthfulness.
Can You Reverse Skin Aging?
Some signs of aging are natural, but your skin care products, sun protection habits, and lifestyle can help you turn back the hands of time and make your skin look younger. Ingredients like high-grade extra virgin olive oil, for instance, can help support your skin’s natural collagen, support your skin against free radical damage, and encourage healthy cell rejuvenation.
How Can I Minimize the Look of Premature Aging?
At Furtuna Skin, we’re focused on ingredients that work. As such, you’ll find our award-winning, single-source, organic extra virgin olive oil at the base of our products.
We source our extra virgin olive oil from ancient olive trees grown on our private farm. We extract the oil quickly and without water or high heat, and we ensure that the oleic acid content is balanced to promote a higher concentration of skin-benefiting antioxidants.
Olive Oil Anti-Aging Benefits
You don’t have to dig very deep to find the benefits of skin-loving olive oil.
Balanced ration of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids that help protect the skin barrier and restore moisture, our olive oil deeply hydrates the skin without clogging pores.
Vitamins E and K, two powerhouse antioxidants, repair the skin barrier, support collagen, and work as emollients, keeping your skin texture smooth and supporting a proper balance of sebum production.
Verbascoside, a plant phenol that helps minimize the look of age spots and uneven skin tone.
Hydroxytyrosol. This plant ingredient has some of the highest antioxidant properties available, even more than vitamin C.
Squalene. A vegetable-based, fat-soluble antioxidant, this ingredient works as an emollient to help keep skin smooth and also helps deeply hydrate your skin.
Amino Acids. The amino acid content of olive oil is the building block of the important proteins in your skin (collagen and elastin). They also contain free-radical fighting properties that can help reduce the appearance of signs of aging.
Olive oil contains numerous other plant sterols that help support youthful-looking, radiant skin and prevent moisture loss. In addition, we add other powerful plant botanicals in each of our products to help increase their age-fighting superpowers.
How Can I Revive My Skin?
It’s easy to get the anti-aging benefits of olive oil into your daily routine and make better decisions about your skincare routine to keep you safe from premature skin aging.
Some cleansers contain harsh ingredients that leave skin stripped of moisture and interfere with your skin’s natural pH balance. Furtuna Skin’s Micellar Cleansing Essence is a better solution. Rich in olive-infused micelles, our cleanser digs deep into pores to remove impurities without removing moisture.
Our cleanser also contains our exclusive Splendore Anchusa® Complex, which is clinically proven to block oxidative stress from free radical damage by 100%.
Winner of Cosmopolitan's Holy Grail Beauty Award, our Biphase Moisturizing Oil is like liquid youth for your skin. With both olive oil and jojoba oil (which are close in structure to the skin’s own sebum), this beauty oil is a two-part system that delivers ultimate hydration and restores skin vitality.
This oil includes our Splendore Anchusa® Complex for fighting free radicals and also includes our 360° Exposome Defense® Complex. This complex includes a blend of powerful plant botanicals that defend against digital blue light, UV radiation, and urban air pollution, helping protect your skin against stressors that can cause early aging.
Your skin does the majority of its reparative work while you sleep. That’s why it’s important you use the right types of creams and serums before bed.
Furtuna Skin’s Nightly Renewal Cream is your go-to solution. Inside, you’ll find olive oil and bakuchiol, nature’s retinol alternative. Retinol helps support proper skin cell turnover but may also leave skin irritated and red. Bakuchiol helps support normal skin cell turnover without the harsh side effects of retinoids.
Elevate Your Eyes
The delicate skin of the eye area often shows signs of aging first. Furtuna Skin’s Eye Revitalizing Cream contains lilac stem cells, which can help reduce the appearance of puffiness and minimize the look of five types of skin discoloration that are common as you age.
Be Sun Smart
In addition to loading up on antioxidants, it’s important to remember to limit your sun exposure. When you’re in the sun, wear sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher, and use a hat and sunglasses to add more layers of protection.
Remember, it’s easier to prevent damaged skin than it is to reverse it.
Skin Renewal With Olive Oil
When you’re ready to fight the signs of aging, but not ready for procedures like laser treatments or fillers that require downtime, turn to natural, plant-based skincare to help change your skin from the inside out.
Furtuna Skin’s exclusive, award-winning olive oil can help support beautiful, healthy skin and reverse the signs of aging, no lasers or needles required.