Skin Aging

Skin is amazing and our body’s primary defence against the outer world. It’s our largest organ and a conspicuous measure of our health. The intricate alteration of our skin over time causes ageing. Although ageing is inevitable, extrinsic influences, such as sun exposure, hasten it.

The Natural Aging Process

Intrinsic ageing is a steady process that everyone goes through. Genetic and biological factors cause several apparent and unseen skin changes as we age.

Damage from the Sun

The natural ageing process is uncontrollable, however sun exposure accelerates skin ageing. UV radiation from the sun damages skin cells.

Skin Aging - The Process

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signs of skin aging

What are the visible signs of aging skin?

Skin changes over time, both naturally and due to environmental causes like sun exposure. These alterations are signs of ageing. Let’s examine these skin ageing signs:

Rough, Dry, and Itchy Skin. Due to ageing, skin can become dry, itchy, and less able to hold moisture. Skin is rough, dry, and sometimes irritating. Low humidity or harsh skincare products can make skin dry and unpleasant.

Slack and Loose Skin. Collagen and elastin loss is a major cause of drooping and loose skin in ageing skin. Skin structure and suppleness come from these proteins. Skin that hangs loosely on the face, neck, and arms shows the affects.

Transparent Skin: Thinning of the epidermis and dermis increases skin transparency. Reduced skin thickness gives it a fragile aspect and transparency.

Fragile Skin. Age can cause a flattening of the junction between the epidermis and dermis, leading to more brittle skin. Loss of resilience makes the skin more susceptible to rips and abrasions.

Easily Bruised Skin. The skin becomes more vulnerable to bruising as humans age due to thinner blood vessel walls. Bruising can result from little bumps or pressure in older skin.

Skin Lesions and Tumors. Ageing skin is more susceptible to skin blemishes and benign tumours. Skin tags, age spots, and seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous. Long-term sun exposure can make these skin flaws more prominent as people age.

How does the sun cause aging of the skin (photoaging)?

Sunlight can permanently damage the skin, causing “photoaging.” Photoaging occurs when the skin is repeatedly exposed to UV rays from the sun. Photoaging can be prevented, unlike intrinsic ageing. Knowing how the sun ages skin emphasises the need for sun protection and skin care. How it happens:


The sun emits UVA and UVB rays that injure the skin. Sunburn is caused by UVB rays hitting the skin’s surface. However, UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause mild but long-lasting damage.

The breakdown of collagen and elastin occurs when UVA rays enter the skin and reach the dermis, where these fibres are located. These proteins give skin structure and flexibility. Long-term sun exposure produces collagen- and elastin-degrading metalloproteinases. These fibres degrade, causing skin firmness and elasticity loss and wrinkles, fine lines, and drooping.

UV light can directly damage DNA in skin cells. The body’s natural repair systems may not fully repair DNA damage. This damage can cause skin cancer and other conditions over time.

Exposure to the sun can cause skin to lose moisture, resulting in dryness and dehydration. UV light destroys the skin’s moisture-retaining lipid layer. Dryness and flakiness result from this barrier weakening.

Sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation by increasing melanin production, which gives skin its colour. This can cause age spots, freckles, and uneven skin tone. Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are worsened by UV exposure.

Sun-damaged skin may become leathery and rough. Collagen and elastin breakdown, increased cell turnover, and skin thickening due to injury cause this textural change.

Long-term sun exposure raises the risk of skin cancer. Melanoma, the most dangerous kind, is linked to UV exposure. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are also linked to UV exposure.

Other Causes of Skin Aging

Skin aging is complicated by internal and external causes. Understanding skin aging factors can help avoid it and choose the right skincare. The main causes of skin aging are:

  • Pollutants, chemicals, and toxins produce free radicals that harm skin cells and accelerate aging.
  • Dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Parched, aging skin can arise from insufficient water intake.
  • Lack of sleep hinders skin repair and regeneration, making it look tired and older.
  • Inflammation and oxidative stress from poor nutrition can age skin.
  • Hormonal changes, especially during menopause, can cause wrinkles and age spots by affecting skin elasticity.
  • Harsh or abrasive skincare products can dry out the skin and disturb its barrier, making it more prone to aging.
  • Lack of Exercise. Regular exercise improves circulation and skin vitality, therefore sedentary lives may age skin.
  • Genetic Predisposition. Some people are genetically predisposed to age their skin faster than others.
Other Causes of Skin Aging

Recommended Treatments

Skin Aging FAQs

Several skin changes occur with ageing. It thins and sheds fat, looking less plump and smooth. These alterations can reveal veins and bones.

 Skin healing decreases with age. Skin regenerating mechanisms slow down over time, making scratches, scrapes, and bumps take longer to heal.

 Sunlight and tanning accelerate skin ageing. UV radiation from the sun can cause wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and skin cancer.

 Ageing is natural, however you can take actions to protect your skin. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV radiation, stay hydrated, eat a nutritious diet, use moisturisers, and contact a dermatologist for advanced skincare treatments.

Many skincare products and components can enhance ageing skin. Retinoids, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants are common. You must choose products and components that suit your skin type and problems.

Lifestyle, environmental exposure, and genetics affect skin ageing. Some people are naturally predisposed to age slower, but a healthy skincare routine and sun protection can reduce the effects.

 In your late teens or early 20s, start a cleansing, moisturising, and sunscreen routine. You can introduce more targeted anti-aging products in your late 20s to early 30s. The timing depends on skin need

Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, and injectables like Botox and dermal fillers help improve ageing skin. Talk to a doctor or skincare expert about your needs.

While skin ageing is inevitable, you can take actions to maintain your skin looking and feeling its best as you age.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin and turn back the clock on aging?

No more waiting. Schedule a skincare appointment with our experts today. To attain younger, healthier, and more radiant skin, we’ll customise a treatment regimen. Call now to start your path to gorgeous, age-defying skin!

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