The Mighty Mitochondria

It’s important to remember skin ageing is the result of a loss of cellular function, which can be further accelerated by both internal & external factors. Mitochondria have important roles in skin function, and mitochondrial damage has been found to accumulate with age in skin cells, but also in response to UV light, pollution, other toxins, and improper skincare. It is evident that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are key features in all ageing tissues, including skin. This is directly linked to the skin’s wrinkle formation, hair greying and loss, uneven pigmentation changes, and a dull, tired looking complexion.

Mitochondria are structures in your cells that make energy for day-to-day activities. When you don’t have enough mitochondria, and when the ones you have aren’t working well, and when you don’t produce them consistently, you get mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main characteristics of aging and disease.

Mitochondria are organelles, which are structures within cells that have a specific job. They are the powerhouses of the cell; structures in your cells that make energy or adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Think of them as battery packs in every cell in your skin and body. As we age the mitochondria need a “kick start” in keeping the energy in our cells active. Pertaining to the skin, it helps with proper cell turnover and continued rejuvenation. We can help the skin function better with consistent use of skin care products that have ingredients such as high-grade Antioxidants, Vitamins (A-C-E), Enzymes, Botanicals, and SPF.

These active ingredients are designed to stimulate activity in mitochondria and prevent the ever-increasing damage from cellular oxidative stress, causes beneficial pro-aging possibilities for personal at-home skincare. These products will also contribute to increased skin cell protection, longer cellular life, improved barrier function leading to healthy, more glowing looking skin. Face2Face Skincare Naturals products are available to work intricately with how your skin functions and to help you achieve Healthy Skin, Beautiful Skin…Naturally!