WHY SKIN AGES
Have you ever wondered why your skin ages? Biology and genetics play a part, but the signs of aging are driven by external factors like sun exposure, stress, smoking, and environmental pollutants that produce skin-damaging free radicals.
These harmful molecules cause oxidative stress and inflammation that accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the structural proteins within the skin. In addition, continual exposure to these environment aggressors does not allow the skin to be in an optimal healthy state. The result? Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin elasticity. While you notice the visible signs of aging, trouble continues to brew below the skin, which results in future damage that will eventually surface.
As we age, neural processes in the brain affect how we process, obtain and retain information. This mental decline can lead to a loss in neuronal networking, the connections that help us focus, retain memory and maintain a strong immune system. This connection loss prevents people from performing everyday activities at optimal levels.