What is anti-ageing and how to anti-age?
Both chronological and environmental factors affect visible skin ageing. Intrinsic, or chronological ageing, is the natural ageing of cells, tissues and firming components like collagen.1 This process is genetically predetermined but can be accelerated by external motivators. Meanwhile, extrinsic stressors like UV radiation, pollution and certain lifestyle habits can affect skin health and lead to premature signs of ageing.
When used within a skincare routine, some anti-ageing ingredients can help stimulate collagen production, increase cellular turnover and target visible signs caused by factors like UV radiation.
1 Wong, Q.Y.A., Chew, F.T. Defining skin aging and its risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep 11, 22075 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01573-z
What are some signs of ageing skin?
Mature skincare can be implemented to address visible signs of ageing skin. Both premature, extrinsically motivated signs and chronological ageing can be visible and appear on any part of the face. Facial areas with thinner skin (like around the eyes) tend to display ageing first. Signs of ageing can include:
- Fines lines
- Deeper set wrinkles such as forehead wrinkles and frown lines
- Loss of elasticity in skin
- Sallowed skin or loss of volume
- Discolouration including dark spots and pigmentation
- Bags and dark circles under eyes
- Dulled skin tone