What are the causes of skin aging?
The factors that cause skin aging can be divided into three categories:
Biological aging is a natural process that is largely determined by our genes. Our biological clock has an impact on the skin, and as we age, our skin's ability to regenerate slows. Hormones are responsible for many of these changes, which cannot be stopped. However, the impact of free radicals can be limited to some extent by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following a balanced diet.
Environmental aging is an example of an extrinsic factor that can be controlled to a great extent. Factors such as the sun's damaging rays, pollution, severe weather, and stress harm our skin, causing it to age prematurely. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin aging among all environmental factors. According to studies, UV exposure is to be blamed for up to 90% of visible signs of skin aging. It's known as photoaging. Collagen, elastin, melanocytes, and other moisture barriers are all damaged by photoaging. Wrinkles, sagging, uneven skin tone, dark patches, and a rough, dry skin texture are the results of this. Protect your skin from the sun, no matter what your age is, by using sunscreen to avoid sunburn, premature wrinkles, sagging, and sunspots.
Mechanical aging is the result of excessive squinting, frowning, smiling, etc. which leads to grooves/ lines/ wrinkles in the skin, and after a few years, it starts becoming permanent.