Aging In A Healthy Manner
There is one thing for certain, aging. Aging in a healthy manner is something we can aspire to do. The skin ages in two ways. One is through the natural process of chronological or intrinsic aging. The other is through exposure to daylight called photo-aging. Chronological aging is determined by genetics and choice of lifestyle.
Photo-aging is preventable and caused by exposure to sunlight. There are many obvious changes seen as the skin ages. They include wrinkles, hyper and hypo-pigmentation, broken capillaries, dehydration, thinning of the skin and a breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Modern science is diligently working to address both the chronological and photo-aging of the skin. With the development of peptides, retinols, vitamins and green and white teas, the aging process can be slowed down and repaired in many instances. These newer ingredients, amongst others, have created a “buzz” in the skin care industry. Combine these ingredients with an effective broad spectrum sun block of spf 15 or higher, and a huge difference can be seen and felt in the texture of the skin.
Speaking with a licensed esthetician is your best bet in choosing the right skin care products. Aging gracefully, is a goal to work toward in your daily skin care regimen.