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Why Does Skin Age?

Looking in the mirror, you see a face that’s different than it looked a few years ago. Why is that? What causes your skin to change?

Ageing is an indisputable fact of life.

As the years pass, our bodies change along with the hands of time. And nowhere are the years more evident than on our skin — it’s a roadmap for how far we’ve come.

Have you ever wondered why your skin changes? Biology and genetics play a part, but the signs of ageing are driven by external factors like sun exposure, stress, smoking, and environmental pollutants that produce skin-damaging free radicals.

These harmful factors cause oxidative stress and inflammation that accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the structural proteins within the skin. In addition, continual exposure to these environment aggressors does not allow the skin to be in an optimal healthy state. The result? Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin elasticity. While you notice the visible signs of ageing, trouble continues to brew below the skin, which results in future damage that will eventually surface. This is why it’s important to use skin care products that not only address the visible signs of aging, but target the underlying causes as well.