Even though aging is a natural and inevitable part of life, there is still a lot we can do to prevent age signs from appearing too soon.
Layering products and adding a multitude of synthetic ingredient to the skin can damage the protective dermal barrier causing the skin to become dehydrated, red, itching and dull.
Free radicals are unstabile molecules, present in the skin both due to normal cell processes as well as external factors such as UV-light, air pollution, blue light and cigarette smoke.
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Antioxidants are the true heroes of the skin.
Free radicals are unstable molecules, ie they lack a full set of electrons, and steal electrons from the skin cells to stabilize themselves. This weakens and harms the function and vitality of the skin.
Antioxidants protect the skin by giving up their own electrons, thus preventing free radicals from damaging the skin.
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Free radical overload
Our skin is equipped with it’s own protective antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and protects the skin from premature age signs.
Oxidative stress occours when the concentration of free radicals is so high that the body’s own antioxidants are not able to neutralize them.
The build up of free radicals cause damage to collagen and elastin and inhibit the production of new collagen. It leads to pigment spots, loss of firmness, fullness and radiance, making the skin look wrinkled, dull and saggy.
Oxidative stress can also exacerbate pre- existing skin problems such as acne.
The skin’s own defense, ie the skin barrier and acidic mantle, form a natural surface layer that protects the skin from external attacks such as UV and pollution. Overtreated, overwashed and overexfoliated skin is often what causes skin barrier disruption.
By staying away from frequent use of irritating and dehydrating skin care products and invasive procedures, the skin’s natural protection from free radicals is maintained.
Dehydrated skin with a damaged skin barrier tend to look wrinkled and dull. Moisturized skin both looks smoother and is more resilient to skin-aging factors.
Inflammation is an important defence mechanism. In case of injury or infection, the body respond with acute inflammation in order to heal. This inflammatory response lasts for a short time.
Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, doesn’t go away as it’s supposed to. Instead, this ongoing inflammatory process causes damage to the skin cells, disrupts the skin barrier, which increases the risk of signs of aging appearing prematurely.
This process accelerates with age, because the skin is no longer able to restore itself as effectively as before.
What triggers inflammaging?
Continuous exposure to air pollutants, exessive sun, cigarette smoke, chronic stress causes low-grade, long-lasting inflammation.
Persistent face washing and exfoliating stresses and weakens the skin, which often result in irritation and inflammation.
Face bruches, chemical peels, microneedling and layers upon layers of skincare products that are designed to counteract aging signs can actually contribute to Inflammaging if used too frekvent.
One of the causes of premature skin ageing is
the precence of excess sugar in the skin. This causes glycation, a chemical process in which the sugar molecules bind to collagen and elastin.
The glycation process forms waste products called AGE (advanced glycation end-products) which gradually build up in the collagen fibers.
AGE causes loss of elasticity by affecting the flexibility of collagen- and elastin fibers, making them stiff and brittle.
The glycation process is significantly accelerated by exessive carbohydrate and sugar intake, stress, and overexposure to the sun. Since glycation trigger inflammation, contributes to inflammaging.
The toxic protein progerin which precence in skin cells increases with age, damages the cells, and accelerates ageing.
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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.
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.