Skin ageing

dermatocentre-be_33Various factors influence skin ageing

  • Our genetics determine our natural and chronological ageing.
  • Excessive exposure to the sun increases and accelerates the process, causing what is known as “photoaging”.
  • Other environmental factors, such as smoking, diet and stress, also exacerbate the signs of ageing.

As we age, all the skin’s components (collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid) gradually diminish both in quantity and quality leading to wrinkles and a loss of elasticity.

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How to recognize ageing symptoms

Signs of face ageing include:Woman using sun cream on the beach

  • the development of wrinkles, fine lines and creases
  • the loss of elasticity
  • the loss of volume
  • the formation of blemishes on the surface of the skin

In cosmetic dermatology, several types of treatment are used to correct the different signs of ageing to our skin:

What to do to prevent it?

  • Avoid exposure to the sun and apply a high-protection sun cream.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Eat healthily with enough fruit and vegetables, fish and plant oils.
  • Cleanse and moisturise your skin every day.
  • Use anti-ageing creams made with vitamin C, vitamin A derivatives (retinol, tretinoin) and fruit acid (AHA).
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