Understand your skin

Choosing an anti-aging product based on your skin morphology

For over 40 years, Lierac Paris Laboratories has been offering anti-aging skin care products adapted to different types of skin morphology.

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When choosing the Lierac Paris Laboratories’ skincare product best suited for you, age shouldn’t be the key determining factor — instead, your skin type and facial morphology are what you should first take into consideration. It’s also important to understand that this particular morphology changes over time: loss of volume, changes in facial contours caused by sagging, wrinkles of varying depth… Let us help you understand the different factors that affect which products you choose for your ideal beauty ritual!


Focusing on facial morphology

At Lierac Paris Laboratories, we create our skincare products based on facial morphology rather than age.

The reason is very simple: when it comes to how skin ages, everyone is different. Every woman ages at a different rate and, most importantly, every woman ages differently.

Among the many factors that contribute to how fast we age, daily habits (both good and bad!) are perhaps the most important. Sun exposure, smoking, lack of sleep, and poor diet are all factors that influence the skin aging process.

Factors that affect skin aging

Although we can take action against how fast our skin ages, there is little we can do about how it ages. There are basically three elements that influence the order in which the signs of aging appear on our skin: skin type, skin thickness, and facial morphology.

For example, oily skin tends to be heavier than dry skin—as such, it is more likely to lead to a sagging jawline and altering of overall face shape. Another example is thin skin, which has a tendency to wrinkle quicker than thicker skin. In the case of thicker skin, wrinkles will appear later but will tend to be deeper.

How to choose the best anti-aging product for your needs

As you can see, how your skin ages are the most important factor to take into account when choosing an anti-aging product. Your age should only be a secondary consideration, but an important one nonetheless. After all, some changes are more common at certain ages.

For instance, around the age of 40, our skin’s ability to manage toxins is significantly reduced, resulting in the appearance of the first signs of aging.

In our early 50s—the average age at which a woman enters menopause—hormonal changes begin to have an effect on skin’s aging.

So, although it is clear that age definitely plays a role in our choice of skincare products, is it truly a mistake to base our selection on age alone?

When is the best time to start using an anti-aging product?

The answer is simple: the sooner the better if you want to ensure truly effective preventive action. Age-wise, this would correspond to your early 20s.

The most important thing is to distinguish ingredients that are preventive in nature rather than those that are corrective.

If you choose the right skin care product, it’s never too early to start using it. There’s a widespread myth that using anti-aging products before the first signs of aging appear can actually be damaging. Needless to say, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a bit like saying that someone who is healthy shouldn’t make any changes to improve his diet unless he gets sick…

Morphological signs to evaluate

Before presenting our three different lines of anti-aging products, let’s take a moment to talk about the facial morphological signs to look for:

Wrinkles and fine lines: in addition to evaluating their depth and when they first appeared, you also need to identify the type of wrinkles you have. They might be expression lines, dehydration lines, or wrinkles caused by sagging or photoaging.

Skin elasticity: it is also important to test your skin’s elasticity by determining whether it is tight or slack. The best way to do this is by observing the skin’s ability to regain its shape after being stretched.

Skin density: over time, the skin is likely to lose density. This is a very important factor that is often overlooked when choosing the right skin care product. When skin loses density, cheeks start to sink in, temples thin out and eyelids droop.

Skin tone: although we are all born with perfect baby skin, it obviously changes over time, losing its radiance and luminosity. If your skin has yellow or grayish tones, you can improve your skin tone by fighting cellular oxidation.

Skin texture: thanks to a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science, the diameter of skin pores doubles between the ages of 25 and 50. Why, exactly, does this happen? Quite simply because sagging expands your pores. One more important factor to consider when choosing anti-aging skin care products!

Now that you know more about facial morphology and how to choose the right skin care product, let us help you discover which of our three anti-aging lines of products best meets your specific needs!
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