It happens one day. We look at ourselves in the mirror and suddenly notice a completely new wrinkle or age spot on the skin that hasn’t been there before.
Our skin serves many purposes, and our facial skin is especially exposed and stands at the forefront, hence Undoubtedly it’s so prone to evident damage. So here is a question. What causes our facial skin to age and what can you do about it? We’ve got the p 10 factors that cause premature aging of your facial skin. Whenever reducing in skin elasticity and sagging skin, sun exposure is a major factor and is more important than our chronological age to the appearance of age spots.
As a matter of fact about 70% of skin aging process depends on the percentage of sunlight our skin is exposed to throughout our life.
Solar radiation accelerates destruction of collagen fibers in our skin through oxidation process.
Elastic collagen fibers become rigid and fragile and their basic structure is destroyed -a phenomenon called solar elastosis. By the way, the accelerated oxidation processes also damage the genetic material in the skin cells and cause an abnormal division of cells. Thus the solar radiation also increases the risk of malignant and premalignant skin lesions and definitely leads to the appearance of rough, thin and wrinkled skin. Of course beyond that, prolonged sun exposure damages the sebaceous glands and causes dry and sensitive skin.
Smoking causes premature fine lines that typically appear on places where the skin is very thin, like the sides of the eyes and above the upper lip. These typical smoking lines may appear 10-15 years before they appear among ‘non smokers’. It’s a well-known fact that the reason for the premature wrinkles among smokers lies in the reduction of vitamin C level in their blood, that is 60percentage lower on average in comparison to the level found in the blood of non smokers. Vitamin C is a key component in the production of collagen fibers, that are responsible for the elasticity and appearance of youthful and healthy skin, whereas lack of it affects the proper production of collagen. Further reading. Did you know that a diet rich in simple sugars and sweets causes the connective tissue of the skin to become rigid and lose its elasticity.
Complete protein is important to the production of protein structures that are vital to the appearance of fresh skin, just like hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin fibers.
Fruits and vegetables are the main source of antioxidants in our daily nutrition.
Sun exposure, smoking, chronic diseases and air pollution expose us to accelerated oxidation damages in our body. Soluble dietary antioxidants similar to lycopene, lutein, beta carotene and identical antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables reach the deeper skin layers and partially neutralize the oxidative damage associated with prolonged exposure to the sun. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are essential to the proper production of collagen. Certainly, berries are especially rich in vitamin You can find easy and nutritious berry recipes in my ebook The Healing Berry Guide This ebook will teach you how to transform your health with berries and their amazing health benefits.
Our body has an inherent ability to produce enzymes that operate as antioxidants, together with the ability to correct individual damage to DNA which is the genetic code present in all cells. These antioxidant enzymes produced in our body are responsible for the effective repair of the damage to our genetic code that occurs with the aging process. Our parents also affect the degree of damage caused to our skin with the aging process, the tendency to repair genetic damage and the percentage of antioxidants our body produces naturally are inherent in our genome. With that said, prolonged emotional stress causes increased secretion of stress hormones just like cortisol and adrenaline. These stress hormones accelerate various aging processes that include suppression of normal synthesis of connective tissue, characteristic obesity of the face, together with osteoporotic processes that damage bone density and cause changes in bone structure. Usually, the tendency to talk with exaggerated facial movements is acquired and learned.
Intensive use of facial muscles brings exaggerated expression lines on the face that cause us to look older than we are.
Repetitive frowning causes the appearance of frown line between the eyebrows and may become permanent even from our late twenties.
Frowning and raising the eyebrows causes the appearance of horizontal forehead wrinkles that become deeper on the skin. Beyond wrinkles, repeated use of expression muscles causes their dominance under the skin and damages the relaxed and smooth appearance which is typical to young looking face. In the course of the stage of deep sleep, the pituitary gland in our brain secretes growth hormone. Although, continuous night sleep was the few times in the day in which this growth hormone is secreted in adults, and this hormone has a great importance in keeping various body tissues and their renewal, including the skin tissue. Also, in addition to causes many other pathological processes, prolonged lack of sleep is clearly evident on the face and accelerates aging.
Alcohol causes damage to the skin texture and color and has considerable influence on the eye sockets.
Drinking excessive percentage of alcohol causes bulged eyes and affects the skin since the accumulation of xic breakdown products in the deeper skin layers.
Therefore this can cause the appearance of capillaries and redness of the cheeks and on the nasal bridge. Prolonged feelings of sadness and hopelessness were found to cause shortening of telomeres -structures located in all the cells in our body that affect among other things on the life span of the cell. Telomere shortening affects the genetic material in all cells. You see, it stops cell division and causes premature cell death. That said, this shortening of telomeres and accelerated aging of the cells is most visible in tissues which are divided rapidly, just like skin tissue and hair. This is where it starts getting very intriguing. Depression also causes increase in stress hormones and often accompanied with personal neglect, sleep disorders and poor nutrition -things that also accelerate the aging process.
What about water?
The effect of water on the skin is controversial.
Excellencies of drinking water is softer, moister skin. I’ve also seen a couple of references that claim that water shan’t prevent wrinkles as wrinkles and aging are mainly caused by sun, age and genetics. Other sources claim that Surely it’s true that the outermost layer of your skin may feel rough if it doesn’t contain enough water, however there’s no scientific proof that drinking extra water can make dry skin supple. There’s no denial that the aging process doesn’t only reflect in our skin. Seriously. It also reflects in our body and the way it functions.
Every organ and system in our body needs water to regulate body temperature, flush out toxins, aid digestion and carry nutrients to our cells.
The cells of our skin also depend on water to better function and repair damage.
Drink water -if not for your skin, therefore for your general health. Therefore, maintaining healthy skin is also among the 70 habits featured in my ebook 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health. You can still control the other factors to delay premature aging of our face, even if you can’t change the genetic factor. Also, as soon as you are aware of these factors that cause premature aging of facial skin, you will have a better understanding of how to avoid them and improve certain areas that are relevant for you. You can also discover the p 10 superfoods that are best for your skin. Have you heard of something like this before? The Top 10 Causes for Premature Aging of Your Face was last modified.