Tuesday, November 27, 2007

4 Skin Damage Factors

Fine lines around your eyes and lips that were never there before suddenly are noticeable. Your skin looks dull and your jowls start to sag. These are the signs that set women on a quest to find a solution to repair, tighten and mask any trace.

Our natural defenses blocked and our skin healing power is outperformed when aging comes. When this occurs, our skin is more vulnerable to external agents and tends to lose its firmness.

Below are some of the reasons why our skin ages faster:

1. Lack of rest
Think again! If you think 5 to 6 hours of sleep is revitalizing. To build new cells, to slow down the process of aging, our cells need at least 8 hours of rest to regenerate. Increases of stress levels and not sleeping enough can cause oxidate levels in our body to regenerate free radicals that cause the skin to age. The skin ages based on the highest stress levels.

2. Bad habits
Collagen fibers in our skin decrease the oxygen supplies to the skin and causes early wrinkles because of smoking. It also chars your lungs. Flushed appearance of broken vessels on our skin surface looked age because of alcohol intake. Our blood flow becomes irregular and this gives way to rapid skin aging without enough physical activities.

3. Environmental stress
Breakdown of elastic fibers and collagen in the skin are one of the reasons of environmental issues that cause wrinkles and sagging. Dead skin self accumulate on the surface, pores get clogged, outer layer becomes irritated and coarse make your skin look dull are the signs of slow cell turnover. UV rays from the sun causes hyper pigmentation which increases the production of melanin in the form of spots, blotches and uneven skin tone that makes our skin appear much older than it is.

4. Genetic factor
In our aging rate, gene plays a big role. Our genes are determined by 30% of our skin’s youthfulness. Our makeup DNA is determined by how our skin response to environmental and physical damage. Our skin is more likely to age faster if we inherit aging skin genes.

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