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Skin Aging

What is Skin Aging?

Skin aging is an unavoidable biological phenomenon. According to medical terminology, there are two types of skin aging: physiological or chronological (intrinsic) and light-induced (extrinsic). The latest scientific research has shown that cell aging and inflamm-aging are closely linked (“chronic silent” inflammation).

Causes

Causes are both internal and external:

  • Skin phototype
  • Hormonal activity
  • Time spent in the sun, according to lifestyle
  • Latitude
  • Sun protection measures
  • Eating habits, smoking, alcohol and drug consumption, environmental pollution
Symptoms
  • Reduction in the number of fibroblasts and collagen fibres (the skin becomes thinner, less supple and dry)
  • Reduction in subcutaneous fat (wrinkles, saggy skin)
  • Reduction in melanocytes accompanied by an uneven increase in pigmentation
  • Increase in potential dysfunctions
Affected areas

The effects of skin aging can be seen throughout the body, although they are more visible and accelerated in areas with constant exposure and contact with the external environment.

How to counter it
  • Protect skin from exposure to the sun every day
  • Give up smoking
  • Follow a healthy, balanced diet
  • Cut down on alcohol
  • Exercise several times a week
  • Gently cleanse your skin every day
  • Wash your face twice a day, especially after perspiration
  • Use a moisturising face cream every day
  • Avoid using cosmetics that cause itching and that burn
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