Do You Contribute To Your Aging Skin?

  Glamies did you know there are Intrinsic and Extrinsic factors that contributes to aging skin?  Intrinsic factors are what goes on in the inside of the body. As we get older, we produce fewer new cells, and there is less fibroblast activity - these are the most common connective tissue cells. Reduced fibroblast activity means less collagen and elastin in the skin, generally meaning less elasticity.  Therefore what we eat, having a regular skincare routine, getting the proper rest, less stress can help combat intrinsic factors.



     Extrinsic factors are what happen outside of the body. Different facets of social behavior and activity can accelerate the skin aging process. A regular sleeping position or habitual facial expressions can affect our skin. And nothing defies gravity forever, our skin included. But the primary external factor is exposure to sun, which results in what is known as photo-damaged skin, characterized by increased dryness and fragility, loss of elasticity, deep wrinkling and irregular pigmentation. Using sunblock and Lessing too much exposure to the sun combats sun damage.

      Excessive alcohol use or smoking can also damage the skin. In smokers, the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin narrow, and the reduced blood flow deletes the supply to the skin of the oxygen and nutrients essential to its health. Smoking also damages the collagen and elastin, while the repetitive facial expressions of smokers can turn to wrinkles. The only way to combat this extrinsic factor is to quit smoking and drink in moderation it will improve your health completely.

  Glamies continue self love and taking care of yourself. Down below is a link to help with a regular skincare routine.



Until Next Time,

XOXO, The Glamie Corner by TJ Cheeks

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