Ageing of the skin occurs as a result of both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) factors.
The intrinsic factors are largely controlled by nature and our individual genetic programming.
After we reach our 20’s, our collagen production steadily decreases, and overtime the skin structure becomes thinner and weakened. We also gradually produce less oil and elastin, which mildly attributes to aging skin and wrinkles.
When it comes to external factors, the sun is the single biggest cause of ageing. Yep investing in sun protection is your best investment.
A new hot topic of external ageing is Environmental exposure to ultraviolet rays, smoking and pollution.i
This is now coined as "pollu-ageing". New research shows that infrared (ie heat rays from the sun) and visible light (mainly blue light) age the skin. Read more in my blog The radiation causing sun damage that's all around us.
Diet, exercise and stress management are important if you are concerned about ageing of the skin.
While there are many treatments available to reduce wrinkles and aging, prevention is the key to minimizing effects of premature aging. That is why it is very important to take care of your skin before the damage occurs. Little efforts can go a long way, such as using adequate sun protection daily, 30 -50 SPF (look for zinc- or titanium-based products), avoid smoking, avoid tanning, ensure your facial expressions and sleep positions aren’t causing your skin to crease, and always use dermatologist recommended creams.
Should your skins suffer sun damage, evidence suggests that skin can repair itself with a little help.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids as found in Dr Natasha CookTM Cosmeceuticals CONCENTRATED CLARIFIER exfoliate sun-damaged layers.
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