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Typologie de peau AE(.).

What does it mean to have AE(.) skin?

Today, with the numerous scientific studies conducted, we've realized that we can't limit ourselves to defining skin as oily, dry, normal, or combination. At Typology, we've identified 24 skin typologies, and the AE(.) profile is one of them. More explanation on this skin typology follows.

AE(.) - what do these initials stand for?

Skin Aging ABSENT

Oxidation Factor OVERVIEW

Sebum Production BALANCED (.)

"A" for Absence of signs of skin aging.

The first letter "A" signifies thatno signs of aging are visible on the skin. Indeed, three main manifestations can impact the appearance of the face, namely wrinkles, a skin sagging (loss of volume), and loss of density. Generally, the first signs of skin aging appear around the age of thirty, reflecting the changes that occur in the different layers of the skin (slower cell regeneration, decrease in lipid levels, weakening of the natural ability to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, reduction in the size and number of fat cells in the fatty tissue...). Although aging is an inevitable process, it is possible to prevent and exert some control over the various factors affecting the speed of the aging process, and thus delay the appearance of signs of aging.

The second letter "E" stands for Exposure to oxidation factors.

The "E" indicates that the skin is highly exposed to external aggressions (solar radiation, air pollution, tobacco, stress, alcohol...), as well as insufficient sun protection habits relative to the phototype and exposure rhythm. These factors promote the production of free radicals, highly unstable and reactive molecules that can have a lasting impact on the skin. However, this action is normal in all living organisms that consume oxygen.

However, in the event of an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body's natural ability to neutralize them, oxidative stress sets in and skin damage occurs. Indeed, these reactive oxygen species contribute to the degeneration of skin cells, both at the level of the epidermis and the dermis. All vital components of the skin such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, lipids, and DNA find themselves under attack, thereby causing damage and dysfunctions.

This oxidation process can thus affect the structure of the skin, leading to premature skin aging or even cancer. Initially superficial wrinkles that gradually deepen, less toned skin, and a duller complexion can start to appear, even before aging. To slow down their action and thus prevent premature skin aging, the daily application of antioxidant-based treatments, in addition to an appropriate sun protection , is recommended.

The point "." for Balanced Sebum Secretion.

The "." indicates a balance in sebum production. Naturally produced by the sebaceous glands, the sebum is a fatty substance that helps the skin protect itself against external aggressions and fight against dryness by contributing to the composition of the hydrolipidic film. Comfortable and soft to the touch, this skin type has a matte appearance without a shiny or "crocodile skin" effect, and its skin texture is regular and uniform with pores that are tightened. It is naturally well hydrated, protected, and blemishes are rare. However, despite this skin balance, it also requires specific care to maintain its abilities and strengthen its regulation mechanisms.

Even with a balanced sebum production, if the skin is not properly protected, especially against the sun, and continues to be exposed to extrinsic factors (pollution, stress, tobacco...), the AE profile(.) is prone to developing signs of aging (sagging, pigmentation spots, wrinkles...), thereby accelerating the skin's aging process.

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