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Ageing Skin

Our skin is at the mercy of many forces as we age: sun, harsh weather, and bad habits. 

How your skin ages will depend on a variety of factors: your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Free radicals damage cells, leading to, among other things, premature wrinkles.

There are other reasons, too. Primary factors contributing to wrinkled, spotted skin include normal aging, exposure to the sun, pollution, and loss of subcutaneous support which is the fatty tissue between your skin and muscle. Other factors that contribute to aging of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement, obesity, and even sleep position.

As we grow older, changes like these naturally occur:

Our skin becomes rougher.
Lesions such as benign tumors develop.
It becomes slack as the loss of the elastic tissue in the skin with age causes it to hang loosely.
It becomes more transparent. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis, the surface layer of the skin.
It also becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis, the layer of skin under the epidermis, come together.
Skin can also be more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls.

Contact MANARA SKIN CLINICS today to book a consultation to assess your concerns.