Skin aging

Can skin aging be prevented?

Skin aging: Aging is part of the lifetime and during it the body changes a lot.

Usually, these changes begin at the age of 40. As the age grows, our skin also changes.

How old skin and when our skin begins to aging depends on several factors, including:

  • Skin agingLife style
  • Diet
  • Inheritance
  • Other personal habits (such as smoking and daily skin care).

Sunlight is one of the other factors in aging skin

Exposure to the sun for a long time is the main cause of skin damage. Sun damage to the skin and due to ultraviolet light (UV) that damages elastin tissue in the skin, resulting in a loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles.

Other factors affecting skin aging include:

  • Loss of adipose tissue between the skin and the muscles (subcutaneous support)
  • Stress
  • The effect of gravity with aging on the skin
  • Day care of the skin
  • Obesity

Skin changes due to aging include:

  • Skin agingDry skin
  • Thinning the skin
  • The skin becomes easily bruised
  • Wrinkles
  • The appearance of brown spots that are known as aging spots
  • Falling skin around the eyes, eyelids and cheeks

Dry skin is the cause of loss of skin water due to decrease activity of the skin’s glandular area and hormonal changes. Sometimes, for example, kidney disease, liver disease and diabetes can exacerbate skin dryness.

Can skin aging be prevented?

Skin agingNo, aging skin is an inevitable process. Of course, as we have mentioned, delaying this process can be done by using care methods but care should be taken from the young age.

For example, use of sunscreen creams with SPF of at least 30 and suitable suits when exposed to intense sunlight, proper diet, no use Unfair fast food and fast food, having a healthy lifestyle and avoiding stress can greatly reduce the impact of the environment on the skin and delay the process of aging skin.

Treating some of the underlying diseases, including liver diseases that have a direct impact on the skin, can be very effective for having a better skin.

Collected by
Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

About Sara Bakhshaei

Dr Sara Bakhshaei ParsiTeb Company Researcher
Dr Sara Bakhshaei is a PhD. graduate Agroecologist from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She has done researches in some agricultural and health fields such as Plant Ecology, Agroecology, Data Analysis, Crop production, LCA and Pharmaceutical effects of medicinal plants. She completed her researches as an Internship period in IFF institute(Institute of Social Ecology) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 she works as a senior researcher at Parsiteb herbal pharmaceutical company. She has 8 years of work experience as a university lecturer in Iran and published more than 100 articles in her research fields. Now she continues her study in the field of Phytomedicine at the Boku University of Vienna.

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