With age, the skin suffers natural wear-and-tear just like the rest of our bodies. Our genetic code contributes invisibly to this process.
Skin becomes thinner, and loses fat and collagen, creating sagginess and drooping. The plump smoothness is replaced by lines and wrinkles, and a rougher, uneven texture.
None of this so-called “intrinsic aging” of skin can be avoided. But much of what we think of as natural ageing of the skin in fact correlates directly with our lifestyle:
– Dietary habits
– Sun exposure
– Excessive alcohol consumption
– Tobacco abuse
– Environmental pollution
In fact, most of the skin changes associated with aging are avoidable – and it’s never too late to start.