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Signs of Skin Aging : Check Your Skin

Telltale Signs of Skin Aging

Supple skin will eventually lose its youthful prowess – it is something women, and men, will eventually have to face in their lives. Aging is inevitable, but it can always be deferred. Read on to know more about the physiology of skin aging, and how to combat it like a pro.

middle aged woman smiling because of healthy skin

Foremost, what keeps skin supple? The primary players that keep skin supple are collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that serves as the primary component in the body’s connective tissue. Collagen keeps skin firm. Elastin, meanwhile, keeps it tight. However, in the long run, the body will not be able to produce the same amount of protein as it used to. When these proteins are not sufficient enough, the skin begins to lose integrity – and thus the signs of skin aging begin to appear.

Aging, is inevitable. Moreover, it can be hastened by the following factors – intrinsic and extrinsic.

Intrinsic factors include aging that is influenced by genetics. Everyone has their own respective genetic makeup that influences their biological clock. The biological makeup of a person often dictates when aging starts. Extrinsic factors, meanwhile, includes modifiable factors – this includes cigarette smoking, exposure to sun, harsh weather condition, and pollution. The mentioned factors can contribute up to a whopping 90% of skin aging.

Exposure to harmful UV rays, meanwhile, can greatly damage collagen, elastin, and melanocytes (cell in the epidermis that produce black or brown pigmentation to protect skin against harmful UV rays) which can further hasten premature skin aging. When genetics and extrinsic factors combine together and hasten the aging process, you can expect the following seven signs.

Dark spots

also known as age spots or hyper pigmentation. These are pigmented areas or spots often resulting from sun damage and skin aging. This happens when severe sun exposure causes skin to produce excessive amount of melanin (skin pigment) as a response to block the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Sagging skin – this happens when the body has depleted amount of collagen and elastin (caused by skin aging). Collagen and elastin are proteins that serve as the skin’s supportive connective tissue. Sagging skin is a common sign of skin aging and can often make you look tired and haggard.

Dull skin:

most common causes of dull skin is skin aging, smoking, dehydration, and poor diet. The lack of proper skin nutrition and oxygenation can make your skin look dull. It can also be caused by lack of skin exfoliation as dead skin cells accumulate in the epidermal layer of the skin.

Fine lines and wrinkles:

These are also caused by the depletion of proteins collagen and elastin (as a result of skin aging). Collagen keeps skin firm. Elastin, meanwhile, keeps it tight. Without the proteins, skin becomes thin, dry, and integrity becomes weak.

Dry skin:

there are many factors that cause skin dryness. It may be due to dehydration and nutritional imbalance. On the other hand, dry skin can be a result of skin aging. Dry skin can often leave skin vulnerable to sun damage and further skin injury.

Patchy skin:

common conditions that involve patchy skin are skin diseases such as eczema, vitiligo, and psoriasis. On the other hand, all conditions have one common denominator: dry skin. Dry skin can weaken the skin’s protective barrier against infection and may lead to more serious complications.

Open pores:

can be inviting to dirt, sebum, and bacteria. This may often lead to skin inflammation and infection. Open pores, paired with sagging skin, can make you look older and more haggard.

How to combat skin aging? Although there are many skin care products circulating in the market, still, nothing beats natural. Malunggay is known for its healing properties as it contains 90 nutrients and 46 types of anti-oxidants. It has seven times more vitamin C than oranges, four times vitamin A than carrots, four times calcium than milk, three times potassium than bananas, and twice the protein of yogurt. Protein is important to hasten the skin’s healing process – and likewise the production of collagen and elastin to keep skin soft and supple. Malunggay has the unique ability to remove fine lines and wrinkles, keep skin smooth and moisturized, alleviate dry and rough skin, treats skin injuries, and reduce blemishes. It is known for its exceptional healing properties as it is the treatment of choice for skin ailments over the years. Moringa-O2 products, aside from its main ingredient moringa, is combined with potent and effective essential oils – olive oil and omega (from sunflower oil). These ingredients are proven helpful in keeping skin moisturized and nourished – thus keeping the signs of skin aging at bay.

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