Causes Of Aging Skin – Know The Reasons Before You Heal

September 19, 2010
By marqpdx

Causes Of Aging Skin – Know The Reasons Before You Heal

There are a variety of skin treatments available that claim to rectify the signs of aging and make your skin appear more youthful and radiant. However, before you begin using the various skin care products and skin treatments, it is very important you know the primary causes that accelerate the aging process.

Aging is a natural process. While some factors are controlled by your genes, others are a cause of external factors like the environment and individual habits. Premature aging is a cause of the combined and enhanced effect of both the intrinsic and extrinsic factors.

Here are some common aspects that cause the skin to age and display signs of aging:

Prolonged Unprotected Exposure to SunlightThe sun’s rays contain the harmful UVA and UVB radiation that penetrates through the skin’s surface and cause intrinsic damage to the tissues. And prolonged unprotected exposure to sunlight can promote the aging process of the skin by accelerating the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on your skin. Moreover, too much exposure to these rays can even cause skin cancer.

Therefore, always apply generous amounts of sunscreen all over your body before you venture into the sun. Use a sunscreen that offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection against sunlight. Some product suggestions:

iS Clinical SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen

An innovative sunscreen formulation that provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays and repairs sun damage thereby reducing redness and painful inflammation. It suits all skin types including oily and acne prone skin. With regular use, it even treats Rosacea. Great to have for both prevention and cure.

iS Clinical SPF 20 Powder Sunscreen

A breakthrough product in sunscreens, it contains physical UV blockers comprising of 25% titanium dioxide and 20% zinc oxide. This special nanotechnology formulation provides sun protection against a vast spectrum of sun rays and is easy to apply..

Obagi C-Sunguard SPF 30

A unique Obagi formulation that uses ultra-sheer Z-Cote, an effective barrier agent that provides superior protection against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun that accelerate the aging process of the skin.

Improper Skin Care

Aging can also be a result of prolonged improper skin care habits. Women often fail to take proper care of their skin and end up compromising on the skin’s health. In the long run, the skin begins to exhibit visible signs of damage and further leads to premature aging.

Make sure you care well for the skin and take appropriate steps to keep it protected:

* Follow a skin care regimen consistently and religiously. If you want a readymade skin care regimen in a complete set, try the Obagi Condition and Enhance System. It contains Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel, Toner, Clear (2 tubes), Exfoderm Forte, Blender, and Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 and makes for a great skin care regimen to follow that erases signs of aging skin like wrinkles and fine lines.

* Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night

* Make sure to remove any make-up on your face before going to bed at night

Overuse of CosmeticsIn a bid to look beautiful, women often end up using a whole lot of cosmetics on their skin that ultimately lead to the deterioration of skin quality. It’s always advisable to limit the use of cosmetics and artificial substances on the skin. And if an overuse of cosmetics can’t be done away with, it should always be ensured that you clean your face and rid it off all impurities at regular intervals.

Use Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel to deep clean your skin and make it clean and fresh. Since it caters to normal as well as oily skin, it can be used by just about anyone. Even people with dry skin can use the gel if they follow it up with effective moisturization.

Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a physician who graduated from Western University of Health Sciences. She has an ardent interest in researching about antiaging skin care products and has review many popular products from brand names like Clayton Shagal, NeoCutis, Obagi and iS Clinical.

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