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  • Writer's pictureShari Melillo

Do You Know Exactly What Happens and How Time Effects Our Skin?

As we age, the effects of time become more and more evident in our skin. The aging process brings visible changes to the way our skin looks such as wrinkles, sagging, and discoloration.

One of the biggest factors in the skin ageing process is the natural depletion of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen and elastin carbohydrates provide the structure and support for our skin. Collagen works as a building block for our skin. It gives our skin its strength, structure, and elasticity. Elastin helps to bind skin together and keeps it from losing shape.

When collagen and elastin break down or become diminished due to the natural ageing process, wrinkles, lines, and fine lines start to appear. This is because our skin has decreased its ability to repair itself. As we age, our skin cells renew slower, meaning that there are less collagen and elastin produced to help support the skin.

The depletion of collagen and elastin in our skin also leads to a decrease in hydration and volume. Our skin becomes dry and less plump. This is because with the decrease of collagen and elastin, our skin loses its ability to retain moisture and nutrients.

Fortunately, there are ways to help slow down the ageing process and improve the condition of our skin. Skincare products such as moisturizers, anti-ageing products, and sunscreen can help to protect the skin and keep it looking youthful for longer. Regular facials and a exfoliation is also beneficial for keeping skin looking smooth and healthy. Additionally, treatments such as chemical peels can help boost collagen production and promote healthier looking skin.

Although the aging process is inevitable, it is possible to keep skin looking younger and healthier for longer by following a good skincare routine and using products that replenish collagen and elastin in the skin.


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