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Aging Skin: Why Does Skin Age?

Why does skin age?

Like all our body organs, our skin also ages. This is called internal aging. This aging of skin is because of the aging of the body. In case of skin, external factors age skin more than the internal aging. The major external factors that age skin are- sun, gravity, smoking, facial expressions, sleeping position, etc. Sun is the main culprit that ages the skin.

To understand the effect of external factors, take an example of twin sisters. Assume that one of the sisters protects herself from all the external factors while the other sister does not care about the external factors. If you observe these twin sisters at their age of say 50, you will find that the sister who protected herself from the external factors looks much younger than the other sister. She will develop much less wrinkles, age spots and other blemishes. External factors cause rapid aging of skin.

Article created on: June 19, 2006

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