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Knowledgebase / Ageing
Causes of Ageing Skin
Characteristics and Causes
There are many aspects to ageing skin. The most obvious is when
lines and wrinkles are visible. When skin becomes slack or droopy it
is said to have poor elasticity, this is another common symptom of
Some typical symptoms of ageing skin are:
Lines, wrinkles and folds
Sagging, loose drooping skin
Loss of elasticity (skin that doesn’t snap back into place as quick)
Dry, rough textured skin which looks dull
There are 2 factors to why the skin ages: genetics and the environment.
It is a fact that every one of us will develop ageing skin at some point as our genes are designed to do so.
Genetics determine the point in our life when the skin will naturally wear and slow down collagen and
The environment plays a significant role in skin ageing and this is the number one factor in our skin
becoming prematurely aged.
Sun exposure and smoking are two of the most damaging things for our skin and can cause the skin to
degrade at a rapid rate giving the illusion that the skin is much older than its years.