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Natural aging vs. photoaging

By Sally Larsson, 12/2/2023

(Co-Founder Of Mayli Cosmetics)

The Skin Aging Process: Natural Aging vs Photoaging

Knowing the differences between natural aging vs photoaging allows you to determine how to deal with each one.

The time, it's about beauty and about looks.

How frequently have you looked in the mirror and detected aging signs? How frequently do you search online and in stores for moisturizers, oils, serums, and other items to keep your youthful glow? You can select the best treatment for each by being aware of the differences between photoaging and natural aging processes.

Let's face it, aging cannot be stopped. While the aging process of your skin cannot be reversed, there are some things you can do to take care of it and slow it down.

The two types of aging discussed in this article are natural aging and photoaging. You can choose how to handle each of these two aging processes by being aware of their differences.

The distinction between photoaging and normal aging skin is rather easy to determine. Natural aging causes the skin's elasticity, pigmentation, texture, wrinkles, and hydration to decline. However, photoaging starts earlier and exhibits the same symptoms as aging.

 

It's better to be aware of aging whether you care about it or how it impacts your appearance.

What is Natural Aging?

Aging is the term used to describe the physiological changes we experience as we get older. Natural aging is a naturally occurring, genetically predetermined process that takes place in our bodies.

The cells in our body are involved eventually. After all, the structure and functionality of our cells deteriorate over time since they are not designed to remain everlasting.

What Is Photoaging?

Premature skin aging is referred to as "photoaging," and it is caused by repeated or extended ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun and other artificial UV sources.

Tanning beds, mercury vapor lighting (commonly seen in stadiums and school gyms), as well as some halogen, fluorescent, and incandescent lights, are some artificial sources of UV radiation.

Our usual skin structures are impacted by UV radiation. The deeper layers of our skin are susceptible to the penetration of ultraviolet rays, which can harm our skin cells there.

In a word, photoaging is all about UV damage, whereas natural aging depends on time.

There are some predetermined theories regarding the origins of aging. These views contend that aging is a natural process for people. Our bodies have a defined lifespan for each of our cells. Here are some hypotheses:

You want your eyes to look bigger so that it makes you look more youthful and glowing. One of the things you can try is to curl your lashes before applying mascara.

When it comes to choosing the right mascara stick to brands that offer mature women's makeup or pro-age products.

 A lot of regular mascaras have a different thickening formula that doesn’t work for older women as the lashes become thinner and more brittle with age. 

Margarethe explains that there are literally hundreds of mascara products on the market. As a result, you can try out numerous mascaras until you find one with the right brush. However, there are only a few items that you should absolutely look into.

  1. Gene Theory

This theory proposes that specific genes periodically switch "on" and "off" to induce aging.

  1. Endocrine Theory 

This theory suggests that the endocrine system's altered hormone production is what causes aging.

  1. Theoretical Immunology Theory

The immune system is supposed to weaken, according to this hypothesis, which is sometimes referred to as the autoimmune theory. The end result will be aging and disease.

Treatments and Personal Traits

  1. Eat Foods High in Collagen and Antioxidants 

Your body makes collagen, a protein, naturally. Roughly one-third of the protein in your body comes from it. The health of your joints depends on it. Additionally, it keeps skin supple, assisting in the reduction of wrinkles and dry skin. As you become older, your body makes less collagen.

Superfoods rich in collagen and antioxidants include beef, chicken, fish, turkey, beans, eggs, spinach, kale, broccoli, bell peppers, berries, purple grapes, avocados, garlic, carrots, and sweet potatoes. You can think of them as nutrients to promote skin hydration, improve skin suppleness, and lessen the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Foods high in antioxidants aid in defending the skin against free radicals and UV damage.

  1. Exercise

By improving blood flow, supplying more oxygen, and removing waste, regular exercise makes your skin look younger. Skin cells remain strong and healthy with exercise. Improved blood flow increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients. It might aid in your skin's collagen production, which prevents wrinkles. Additionally, one of the secrets to great skin is frequent exercise.

  1. Ease Stress

Chronic stress wears on the body and causes immune system cells to age prematurely. Chronic stress can exacerbate skin inflammation, hastening wrinkle development and the aging process. Skin damage from psychological stress is possible. The stress hormone cortisol can lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.

  1. Get Plenty of Sleep 

Your skin ages more quickly as a result of insufficient sleep, and it does not recover as quickly from environmental stresses like sun exposure.

 

Your skin creates new collagen while you sleep, preventing sagging. That's a step in the mending process, says dermatologist Kathy Weinberg, MD, of New York. The skin is plumper and less prone to wrinkles when there is more collagen present.

  1. Use Topical Serums and Creams 

Antioxidants and other anti-aging cosmetics, such as serums, creams, moisturizers, and oils, such as:

Retinol (Vitamin A) (Vitamin A)

Retinol Bio (Retinol Alternative)

C vitamin

E vitamin

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) (Vitamin B3)

Peptides of Green Tea Polyphenols

Alpha-hydroxy acids Hyaluronic Acid (AHAs)

Ceramides

Aloe vera can be applied to the skin as well. It has been demonstrated that the aloe vera active compounds aloin and aloesin effectively lighten hyperpigmentation, including sunspots.

We hope you enjoyed learning about all the ways we take care of ourselves as we get older and that you found our tips helpful.

 

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Kind regards,

Sally Larsson, 12/2/2023

(Co-Founder Of Mayli Cosmetics)