Your skin is the largest organ of the body, accounting for around 15% of your total body weight. Skin has a critical role as an immune barrier, thermoregulation, sensation and excretion of waste products.
Ageing is a natural process, from the age of around 25years old the first signs of ageing start to appear - fine lines begin to appear and soon wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of density become more noticeable.
What contributes to skin ageing?
Your internal factors such as genetics significantly contribute towards your skin health and the ageing process.
However, external Factors play a strong role in skin health such as:
- Poor Diet - low protein & high carbohydrate
- Poor Sleep
UV radiation from sunlight has by far and away the most documented evidence of damaging effects on the skin. UV radiation is further broken down in to 2 types - UV-A and UV-B. UV-A is a longer wavelength and is responsible for ageing related to the deeper areas of the skin whereas UV-B is responsible for sunburn.