The Ageing Process
- Skin stops producing collagen in the 20’s and 30’s.
- Start to naturally lose hyaluronic acid from skin creating lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Reduction in DNA repair.
- Reduction in anti-oxidant defence.
- Environmental factors such as sun damage and tobacco smoke.
The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely. Skin becomes more transparent as we age. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin). Skin becomes more fragile as we age.
Aging is the natural process of growing older. Yet there are many factors that play a role in whether we age gracefully or if we are the one out of two people who age faster than our biological age.
- Sun exposure
- Care of the skin
- Cold weather
- Lack of moisture