We all get old, it is normal, and no-one is spared. However, we are not all equal when it comes to aging, as we are genetically armed to differing degrees to defend ourselves against the attacks suffered by our skin throughout our lives. It is hereditary. However, it does not stop there.
Our skin is our ally. Among other things, it serves as a shield against many environmental attacks, e.g., sun, heat, cold, wind, infection, pollutants, pesticides and detergents. It also allows us to maintain our body temperature and hydration.
However, we are continually mistreating this ally. We not only expose our skin to these many external attacks but also inflict all sorts of internal attacks: an unbalanced diet, too much alcohol, smoking, stress, and lack of sleep.
Preventive measures can be taken to reduce the attacks suffered by the skin, revitalize it and therefore slow its aging: protection against the sun and cold, eating an healthy diet, reducing alcohol comsumption, get enough sleep, avoid smoking and pollutants, and more. In addition to these preventive measures, the body’s natural defenses can be boosted from the inside to slow skin aging.
Skin aging can be fought by making changes to your lifestyle and environment. The idea is not to stop aging, but to age in good health to maintain a younger skin and a dynamic appearance as long as possible.