Preventing premature age signs.

even though aging is a natural and inevitable part of life, there is still a lot we can do to prevent the signs of aging from appearing prematurely.

Inflammaging

Inflammation plays a crucial role in the healing process. If you injure yourself your body respond with acute inflammation in order to heal the injury. This inflammatory response lasts for a short time, and we depend on it to recover from injury.

If the skin is exposed to constant oxidative stress caused by air pollution, exessive sun exposure, anxiety, lack of sleep and bad food habits on a daily basis, the inflammation doesn’t go away as it’s supposed to. Instead, it causes damage to the skin cells, disrupts  the skin barrier and speeds up the ageing process.
This process accelerate with age, as the  skins natural ability to repair itself decreases over time.

Often, a major contributing factor to premature aging are the beauty procedures and products that are designed to counteract signs of aging.

Advanced cleansing and exfoliating using bruches and other devices, frequent treatments with acids and layers upon layers of skincare products deplete skin’s own defense against UV rays, air pollutants and stress, causing irritation and premature skin aging.

Glycation
One of the causes of premature skin ageing is
the presence of excess sugar in the body.  This causes glycation, a process in which the sugars bond with collagen and elastin.
The waste product of this process, AGE, damages collagens flexibility, making it stiff and brittle.
This waste product also attaches to skin cells, contributing to inflammaging.

Progerin
The toxic protein progerin, which precence in skin cells increases with age, damages the skin cells and accelerates ageing. resulting in reduced elasticy and skin sagging.

Chronic inflammation plays a crucial role in skin ageing. When the skin is continiously under attack from sun, pollution and harsh cosmetics. Having to constantly battle inflammation, skin defense system gradually gets worn out, causing premature ageing.
Harsh products used to often and invasive treatments may provide instant gratification and the treacherous belief that you are investing in the well-being of your skin both now and in the future. Stinging and burning sensation is synony with effectiveness
the truth is that harsher is not always better. A milder treatment may take longer for results to notice, is preferable as it doesent damage the skin’s resilience, health and youthfulness in the long run.

Glycation
One of the causes of premature skin ageing is
the precence of excess sugars in the body.  This causes glycation, a process in which the sugars bond with collagen and elastin.
The waste product of this process,  age,  gradually build up in the collagen fibers.
With time, AGE causes damage to the skin by damaging collagen flexibility, making it stiff and brittle.
The effects of glycation is mainly caused by exessive sugar intake and overexposure to the sun.
This waste product also attaches to skin cells, which contributes to inflammaging.

Progerin
The toxic protein progerin which precence in skin cells increases with age, damages the cells, and accelerates ageing. resulting in reduced elasticy . Bio active extracted from Kelp reduces the production of progerin

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The loss of collagen is caused by decreased production due to aging, but this process can be accelerated by excessive exposure to sunlight, air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress and high sugar intake.

Elasticity and the skins ability to renew itself gradually deteriorates due to the reduction of collagen.
Loss of elasticity causes skin to sag and wrinkle. This can strech the pores, making them look larger. As the cellular turnover slows and dead skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, clogging and stretching the pores.

Dull skin
The loss of collagen causes slower cellular turnover, which means that dead skin cells doesnt shed, but accumulate on the surface of the face.
if your skin feels uneven, looks tired and dull and lacks that healthy glow, a major contributing factor may be that the skin is not renewed optimally. This means that dead skin cells are stored on the skin, creating an uneven surface and prevent the light from being reflected in a healthy way.
The skin produces less lipids and does not bind moisture as effectively, which further contributes to dull skin that looks aged.

An uneven skin surface reflects light rays in all directions, making it look less radiant and smooth.
* Younger skin can also look lifeless due to dryness. The dryness can in turn be due to genetic, climate, …
*  Improper, harsh and overly advanced skin care routines, which irritate and dry out the skin. Paradoxically, an over-exfoliated skin can also lead to dry and dull skin because it deprives the skin of its protective, moisturizing oils.

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