From genetics to sun damage, here's what's damaging your skin (and what to do about it).
Your skin endures a lot. Every day, natural (intrinsic) and environmental (extrinsic) triggers change its structure from inside and out. Over time these factors lead to the accumulation of molecular damage in the skin, ultimately resulting in premature signs of aging like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Let's take a closer look at how each of these triggers affects skin – and what you can do about them.
The intrinsic aging process is largely hereditary, and guided by our genes – so the best way to address it is through preventive skin care. Intrinsic aging generally includes:
The good news: these are things you can control! It just takes a little work; reducing your exposure to extrinsic triggers is all about making healthy lifestyle decisions. Some extrinsic triggers include:
Together these triggers can cause uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and other signs of aging. Here's how you can prevent that!