Prevent aging skin: Why does skin age?
The natural aging process of the skin can start from the age of 21 and the first signs of aging usually begin to become apparent around the age of 30 – whether you want them to or not. How fast your skin ages is determined by a combination of genetics, personal lifestyle and environmental factors like sun exposure. A healthy lifestyle and consistent sun protection can be quite effective at preventing premature skin aging, however.
How does aging affect the skin?
As we get older, our cell metabolism slows down and skin cells take longer to regenerate. Keratinized cells remain in the stratum corneum for longer, exposed to environmental influences. The natural cell renewal process can now take up to 40 days instead of 28 days. Furthermore, we produce less collagen as we age, which causes the skin to become thinner and less elastic over time.
The cell renewal process and cell regeneration in the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) slows down as we age. As a result, the epidermis becomes thinner and drier and takes longer to heal when injured.
The dermis is anchored to the epidermis and replenishes it with vital nutrients. It is also responsible for the formation of collagen fibers, which give the skin its stability and elasticity.
The subcutis (subcutaneous tissue or hypodermis) consists of connective tissue and fat cell chambers filled with adipose cells. It is closely connected to the dermis and helps the skin to bind water and regulate the skin’s moisture levels. The ability to bind water diminishes as we age.
What causes premature skin aging?
While the skin aging process is different for everyone, there are various factors to consider if you want to prevent aging skin. However, the main causes of skin aging are sun exposure and genetic predisposition.
Neglecting skin care or using wrong products
Genetics & the natural aging process
Characteristics of aging skin
Dull, tired complexion
Fine lines and wrinkles
Age-related skin dryness
Decreased collagen production
Tips to prevent aging skin
Nothing can stop the natural aging process, but you can do certain things to slow it down. Above all, you can protect your skin from environmental damage and stress:
The perfect skin care regimen to prevent aging skin
It is never too late to start skin care. But the earlier you start a regular routine, the better your skin will look as you get older. Anti-aging skin care can be quite effective at slowing the process of skin aging. DALTON MARINE COSMETICS anti-aging products combine the Celumer Marine Extract with the most beneficial skin care ingredients to delay and reduce the visible signs of aging.
Regular anti-aging treatments with a professional aesthetician are the best way to slow aging and maintain youthful-looking skin. However, you should still do additional anti-aging treatments at home with the products that work best for your skin type.