Skin aging does not only occur by passing time alone but also by the exposure to different environmental factors. The skin aging process, which is induced by environmental factors, is named premature or extrinsic skin aging process and can be distinguished from the chronologically (intrinsic) skin aging process by characteristic skin aging signs. Well known extrinsic factors in premature skin aging may include the sun exposure and smoking. Therefore when faced with situations like this, it is important that you are always in constant touch with skin care professional. For instance at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care, your case will not only be handle by a team of well trained professionals but real experts with over two decades of practicing experience. Under the able leadership of doctor Akoury who is also the founder of the facility, beauty is guaranteed. All that you need to do on your part is to schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury today.
Now back to extrinsic factors in premature skin aging, we have said repeatedly that aging of the skin is influenced by two separate processes.
- The general aging process – which is genetically determined and occurs by passing time alone and this is commonly known as the intrinsic skin aging process.
- Environmental aging process – In this case, the skin aging process is prompted by environmental factors.
The intrinsic skin aging process is characterized primarily by functional alterations than by gross morphological changes. The skin appears dry and pale with fine wrinkles displaying a certain degree of laxity and a variety of benign neoplasms. In contrast, the extrinsic skin aging process is characterized by striking morphologic and physiologic changes and in general leads to a premature aging of the skin. The clear expressions of the extrinsic skin aging process are:
- Coarse wrinkles
- Solar elastosis and
- Pigment irregularities
These signs superimpose the intrinsic skin aging signs at chronically exposed areas of the body. The rate of extrinsic skin aging varies strikingly among individuals and among ethnic populations, which does not apply for the rate of intrinsic skin aging. On an individual basis the rate of extrinsic skin aging depends on the individual exposure pattern to different environmental factors and also on the individual genetic make-up. Some individuals might be more susceptible regarding skin damages by environmental exposure than other individuals. The most important environmental factor leading to extrinsically aged skin is solar radiation. Another important factor, which influences the appearance of the skin wrinkles, is cigarette smoking. It must however be noted that the major targets of UV irradiation in the skin are the surface epidermal layers which cause the depletion of antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C and decreases the overall antioxidant capacity within the skin.
The skin being the largest visual organ, it is important that the beauty industry take up the challenge of improving the appearance of skin with value addition topical treatments and interventions as opposed to putting up very sophisticated adverts primarily to induce clients into buying their products even if they are not healthy to the skin. The primary objective should be to restore the perfect skin complexion and total rejuvenation. This bit is often overlooked by many firms producing such products. This is the reason why doctor Akoury is offering her exclusive NER Recovery Treatment to everyone including other physicians and health care professionals through training, clinical apprenticeships, webinars and seminars. Anyone whether qualified professional or just ordinary individuals suffering from any skin related complications can now be part of this truly successful and fast skincare recovery treatment by scheduling for an appointment today. The following will be very beneficial in helping you retain that glowing appearance.
The skin is one of the organs that remove toxins and waste products from the body alongside with the lungs, bowel-colon, lymphatic system, liver and kidneys. Since they perform the same function as far as detoxification is concern, it would be very essential that you equally take good care of the lungs by not smoking, the liver by limiting alcohol intake and the colon by eating a high-fiber diet. There are better ways of ensuring that extrinsic factors in premature aging are controlled for the improvement of skin health.
Chronic inflammation can cause or aggravate a number of skin conditions. Avoiding inflammatory foods such as saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and refined sugar can help in keeping the skin healthy. However it must be noted that compound carbohydrates found in whole grains and polyunsaturated fats from avocados and fish oil are healthy for consumption and may not course any harm to the skin.
Antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging skin cells, and the antioxidants selenium, vitamin E and vitamin C have been shown to decrease the effect of sun damage and prevent further skin damage.
- To get adequate selenium, it is advisable that you consume the Brazilian nuts, whole-grain cereals, seafood, garlic and eggs.
- For vitamin E, look to wheat germ, nuts, seeds like sunflower and leafy green vegetables.
- For vitamin C, try kiwi, broccoli, bell peppers, kale, cauliflower, strawberries and many more fruits and vegetables.
Finally with technological development we have today, there are so many food supplements pills people use and they are readily available in the market. Much as they (food supplement pills) may be rich in certain food nutrients, the body often has a better chance of assimilating them through the diet. Therefore the best way to get these nutrients is through natural food. Taking them directly from their natural source (food) will make you get them the way they were designed in nature. I hope that by now you’re adequately informed of the various extrinsic factors in the premature skin aging. However in case of any further concerns whatsoever, you can schedule for an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center anytime and any day.