With aging comes the inevitable wrinkles, lines and folds.
What causes our skin to age? According to Dermascope Magazine, the culprits are put into one of two categories. Extrinsic agers which are Sun, Pollution, Stress, Smoking, and Free Radicals, basically lifestyle factors. Intrinsic agers, your genetics that play a key role as to when your cells stop or slow the regeneration process.
Extrinsic agers break down the collagen by affecting the DNA structure of your cells. These cells do have the ability to repair themselves, but as we age this process can slow. If the integrity of these cells are comprimised, as they can be by Extrinsic agers, the damaged cells replicate and the damaged cells multiply. This leads us to the Intrinsic ager, the rate at which your body regenerates. Resulting in the aging of your skin through lines, wrinkles and folds.
Our environment and lifestyle choices directly affect how our skin ages. Some factors can accelerate the aging process according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
The good news is that when we lose our youthful fullness and lines appear, we can help regenerate collagen with treatments.