Wrinkles and skin aging

Wrinkles and skin aging

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Why does the skin ages? How to prevent this process?

It is scientifically proven that the skin begins to age at the age of 25. The slowdown in cell production and the decrease in the humidity rate stored by the connective tissue lead to a lower resistance to external aggressions.

Today, when we talk about this phenomenon, we rightly distinguish between “aging due to age” and “attributable to external factors”. The first describes the skin changes related to the normal senescence process, which involves thinning all the layers of the skin, as well as less activity of the skin glands.

At the origin of wrinkles and fine lines there is the lower elasticity of the fibers of the dermis. The speed of this process depends on genetics, although environmental factors play an important role in the aging process, which can accelerate and enhance. In light of these considerations, it is appropriate to treat separately those aspects of aging that depend on external agents. In this case, the determining factor is the amount of UV rays to which you are exposed in the course of your life, to the point that we often speak of “photoaging”. However, there are other factors that accelerate this process, for example a less blood circulation of the skin, following an abuse of nicotine.

The main causes of skin aging are free radicals, which attack the cell walls, changing the genetic heritage of the nuclei and causing a lower quality of the new skin cells.

Based on our current knowledge, vitamin A (retinol) is one of the most effective antioxidants: it stimulates cell renewal, improves the structure of tissues and reduces the depth of wrinkles.

To allow retinol to penetrate the skin, dead cells must be removed. For this purpose, glycolic acid, a natural agent extracted from sugar cane, can be used, which stabilizes the thickness of the horny layer and reduces skin irregularities. Dead corneal cells are gently eliminated, restoring its smoothness and delicate appearance to the skin. Some newly developed products are available on the market that combine vitamin A and glycolic acid.

In addition to these “cosmetic measures”, it is certainly reasonable, in the course of one’s life, to expose oneself to the sun in moderation and reduce the consumption of nicotine (or even give up smoking), because “the skin has memory!”

8 thoughts on “Wrinkles and skin aging

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    Indi Charles says:

    For those of us who live in big cities, polluted air has an immediate effect on the skin face, which is dull and less toned.

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    Nadia Wheeler says:

    A healthy diet helps the body in the production of antioxidant substances, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, useful for preventing aging of the body.

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    Ioan Meyer says:

    The secret of the beauty of the skin are the substances that make up the structure of the skin, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastic fibers. To combat skin blemishes, you can choose natural remedies and cosmetic products that supplement antioxidant substances and support the production of proteins.

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    Zunairah Everett says:

    Skin aging is not a process that happens all at once, a step that, once overcome, leads directly to sharp wrinkles and skin blemishes. The skin begins to “age” towards the age of 30-35 (if it happens earlier, we are talking of premature aging of the skin) and then continues to change over the course of life, with ever-changing problems.

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    Aisling Mcintyre says:

    Skin aging is determined by both endogenous and exogenous causes: we age, of course, but there are also other factors that significantly affect the skin of the face, leading it to age.

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    Maleeha Peters says:

    The different layers of the face skin are periodically regenerated, replacing the old cells with new cells, over time this process slows down, starting to cause the “malfunction” of the skin. Here in a few words is what happens to the face from 30 years onwards, gradually: the cells retain less and less water inside them, causing the skin to dry out; the structure of collagen and hyaluronic acid begins to thin, causing relaxation of the contours of the face and, finally, the adipose tissue that underlies the skin of the face loses volume, causing the emptying that we see at the level of the cheeks.

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    Scarlett Marin says:

    Precisely because of the changes that take place inside our body, the facial skin becomes thinner and subject to the damage that external agents such as the sun and pollution can cause; in fact, these can cause damage to the skin structures because they create an imbalance in the production of collagen and in the replacement of damaged connective fibers. In particular, photoaging, i.e. skin aging caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun and tanning lamps, is very dangerous because it alters the DNA structure of the skin cells and can have serious consequences. However, protecting yourself is very simple: just expose yourself to the sun with intelligence and always use sunscreen.

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