Time vs Aging of the Skin
WHAT IS AGING?
Diminished telomerase activity
- Protein degradation
- Advanced glycation end products
- Excess sugar activity
- Progressive systemic inflammation
- Progressive dehydration
- Accumulated toxic build-up in organ tissue
- Reduced circulation
- Reduced cellular energy production
- Changes in hormone levels and hormone balance
- Impeded energy flows in the body
- Excessive body weight
By this decade, skin imperfections begin to increase as freckles, age spots, and discoloration begin to occur.
In your 30s, real signs of aging can become visible due to the decrease in collagen and elastin fibers and the slowing down of the body's natural exfoliation process.
As a teen, the body begins to change, producing different hormones and oilier skin. This is the earliest time that aging begins.
Skin as a baby is soft and supple. A baby's skin is so soft because it has not yet been exposed to friction, damage, or the environment.
By this decade, significant signs of skin aging occur that are mainly the result of hormonal changes. These changes include pigmentary changes and skin loosening.
The most dramatic changes to skin occur during these later stages of life including wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin etc. At this stage, estrogen is no longer produced and there is also a corresponding loss of skin moisture.
SIGNS OF AGING
Rough, dry, itchy skin
Slack-to hang loosely
More prone to developing skin lesions
More easily bruised
Protect Your Skin!
Shade, protective clothing, and SPF 30 are your friend
How to Prevent Aging?
Fake it, don't bake it
Everytime skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, you premature your skin.
Smoking greatly speeds up how quickly skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, shallow complexion.
Fruits and veggies prevent damage that leads to aging while sugars and refined carbs can accelerate aging.
DRINK IN MODERATION
Excessive consumption of alcohol dehydrates the skin and over time damages it