Effects of Ageing


We humans can fight against all possible obstacles that come across but the one which we cannot fight is against Change. When life changes ,it throws an impact on the factors associated  with us be internal or external. We can easily figure out the internal changes but folks what about the external factors? They live with us through out until any action is being taken to curb that.  One of the major visible change is Effects of ageing.

Our skin is at the mercy of many forces as we age: sun, harsh weather, our own bad habits. But we can take steps to help our skin stay supple and fresh-looking.

There are various factors that are responsible for our early skin ageing and that is lifestyle, diet, heredity, smoking, alcohol intake.

In contrary, there are factors which causes normal ageing like too much sun exposure, loss of support of fatty tissues between skin and muscles etc. Whereas, there are reasons like stress, obesity, sleep deprivation, sleep positions which contributes to ageing. Lets look into the skin effects that comes with age:

  • skin becomes rough

  • skin becomes more transparent with age, it occurs because of the thin epidermis layer.

  • skin becomes slack. Loss of elasticity.

  • skin becomes more fragile as we age. It happens because of the flattening of the area where epidermis and dermis comes together.

  • Development of  benign tumors in skin.

Other subcutaneous factors

Loss of fat below the skin such as cheeks, nose,  and eyes area may effect in loosening. Bone loss, mostly around the mouth and chin, may become evident after age 60 and cause puckering of the skin around the mouth.

Ageing caused by sun exposure

Our skin cells and fiber called elastin gets damaged because of the ultraviolet light, which cannot be apparent in the early ages , but becomes visible with ages. It results in loosening, stretching, sagging etc. Although it can be avoided by protecting the skin, application of good sunscreen etc.


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