Skin is the largest organ in your body that acts as a barrier between you and the external elements. Apart from its aesthetic significance, your skin protects the body from extreme dehydration, harmful elements and pathogens. As part of the body's defense mechanism, it is the first layer of protection against external aggressors.
Skin Ageing Process
Your skin is constantly exposed to various internal and external ageing factors like genes, health condition, weather, pollution and pathogenic microorganisms. Due to this constant exposure, skin is usually the first organ in your body that shows the signs of ageing. Ageing is a gradual process that happens because the body can't renew all the damaged cells and tissues.
Intrinsic Skin Ageing
Intrinsic skin ageing is mostly determined by genetic predisposition and health condition. Skin colour plays a crucial role in skin ageing. People with darker skin tone have more melanin in their skin that help protect against UV-induced damage. However, their skin tend to suffer more from hyperpigmentation. Diabetics are particularly prone to inflammatory ageing due to higher blood glucose levels.
By nature, the skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile compared to the skin on many other parts of the face and body; therefore, it is more susceptible to premature signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines and UV-induced hyperpigmentation.
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Extrinsic Skin Ageing
Apart from genes and health condition, the skin ageing process is also hugely influenced by the external factors such as UV radiation, foods, weather and other environmental conditions. Pollution is known to be one of the major ageing factors. Like UV-rays, the harmful particles in the air can cause oxidative stress and inflammation in your body including in the skin. Oxidative stress and inflammation cause serious damage to skin cells.
Foods that are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates trigger glycation, a process in which a sugar molecule is attaching itself to a protein molecule in the body. Over a period of time, it will damage structural proteins like collagen and elastin. The damage to collagen and elastin in the skin can cause the formation of wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and other signs of ageing.
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