In this article we want to tell you about the different factors that contribute to accelerate the aging of the skin and the different ways in which you can prevent accelerated damage to your skin.
Ultraviolet radiation: We have all heard about the negative effects of solar radiation on our skin, but we do not know some important aspects. Sunlight consists of two different types of ultraviolet rays UVB and UVA, its effect depends on its wavelength. Sunburns are produced by UVB rays, they can cause burns on the epidermis but do not penetrate the dermis. UVA rays penetrate deep throughout the thickness of the dermis.
Photoaging is a term to describe the long-term effects on the skin resulting from radiation exposure previously described. The results of prolonged, intense and unprotected exposures result in the development of spots, deep wrinkles, appearance of benign lesions of aesthetic appearance that are not very pleasant, such as seborrheic keratosis and sebaceous hyperplasias.
This is why photoprotection measures are one of the most useful tools in the delay of aging, the use of sunscreen, physical barriers and other measures should be explained by an expert in the subject, your dermatologist is the most ideal to advise you.
Smoking: Free radicals are substances that are released by some reactions during metabolism, are usually neutralized by substances also produced by the body that prevent its harmful effect. These neutralizing substances exist in limited quantity. Tobacco use produces an exorbitant amount of free radicals rapidly depleting these neutralizing substances. The final result is the generation of oxidation in all organs including the skin. If you smoke, you must stop now! The cigarette increases the speed at which the skin ages.
Diet: Some research shows that a healthy diet, abundant in fresh fruits, vegetables and antioxidants helps prevent premature skin aging. The consumption of sugars and carbohydrates, on the other hand, can accelerate aging. Avoid alcohol consumption because it dehydrates the skin.
Exercise: It can improve circulation throughout the body, including the skin, activates the immune system and gives the skin a more youthful appearance.
Skin care: Those skins that receive little care age faster. So clean the face twice a day with a soap without special detergent for your skin type, moisturize on a daily basis and the application of products that modify aging are essential strategies when stopping the clock. You can ask your dermatologist about the specific daily care routine for your skin type.
Now that you have understood the aging process, you can decide which is the best way to take care of your skin. There are several treatment options and the possibilities and combinations are endless. Some of the treatments are indicated in the care of young skin (under 40 years) and others in the care of mature skin (over 50 years).
It’s never too late to take care of your skin, even people with signs of premature aging benefit from changes in lifestyle and treatments focused on improving the appearance and functionality of their skin. If you have read the entire article and there are some signs of aging that you do not like we will wait for you in our offices so that you can receive personalized advice to start the path to the skin you always dreamed of.