Ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles

From around the age of 25, the first signs of ageing start to become apparent on the surface of the skin. Fine lines appear first and, wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of elasticity become noticeable over time.

Our skin ages for a variety of different reasons. Many of the causes of skin ageing are entirely natural and cannot be altered. There are, however, several factors that can cause the skin to age prematurely, and these can be influenced. A holistic approach to diet, lifestyle and skincare can help to reduce the visible signs of skin ageing and prevent premature skin ageing.

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Ageing skin, extrinsic factors

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic ageing factors

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic ageing factors

Extrinsic factors include:
  • Exposure to UV radiation accounts for about 80% of facial ageing
  • UV irradiation
  • The accumulation of abnormal elastic tissue deep in the dermis
Intrinsic ageing is the decreased ability of cells to retain water and the degeneration of elastin, fibrillin, collagen. Intrinsic factors include:
  • Hormones
  • Genetics

Healthy Skin

Skin is the barrier that segregates the body from the outer environment. It protects the body from water loss and microorganism infection. When healthy, the skin is typically:
  • Smooth
  • Firm
  • Evenly toned
  • Hydrated

Maintaining Healthy Skin

Healthy skin can be maintained through the use of:
  • Antioxidants – which defend against free radicals, and enhance the protection of your SPF
  • SPF – broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection daily
  • Retinoids – which increase cell turnover, unclog pores, even out skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles