The causes of ageing are uncertain; current theories are assigned to the damage concept, whereby the accumulation of damage (such as DNA oxidation) may cause biological systems to fail, or to the programmed ageing concept, whereby internal processes (such as DNA methylation) may cause ageing.
There are many factors that affect the ageing process, some of these can be influenced by our habits and diet, while others are beyond our control.
We can influence another type of ageing that affects our skin. Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. The medical term for this type of ageing is “extrinsic ageing.” By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of ageing has on our skin.
The sun plays a major role in prematurely ageing our skin. Other things that we do also can age our skin more quickly than it naturally would. To help their patients prevent premature skin ageing, dermatologists offer their patients the following tips.
“Nobody will know, everyone notice the new you”