Ageing is natural, but something many people try to delay. While there is no stopping the clock, there are ways you can slow down and treat the signs of ageing.
What is Ageing?
Ageing is what happens to your body over time; it’s entirely natural. This includes the many processes the body goes through as you age. Signs of ageing like wrinkles and grey hair are a result of these processes.
There are a lot of factors that lead to ageing. The main one is the body’s physiological changes. Others are environmental factors like skin damage due to overexposure to the sun.
What are the Signs of Ageing?
As you age, your skin is the first to show signs of ageing. They include:
- The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin dullness due to depleted moisture levels
- Uneven skin tone
- Dry skin
- Loss of natural hydration
- The skin thins leading to blotchiness and age spots
- Skin texture that continues to get rougher
- The skin loses elasticity and sags
What Causes Ageing?
Ageing occurs due to both physiological and environmental factors.
Collagen represents over 70% of the skin’s dry weight. When collagen begins to break down fine lines and wrinkles occur. As you age, your collagen levels naturally deplete, but certain lifestyle factors can speed up this process like exposure to ultraviolet light, smoking, and excessive sugar intake.
UV radiation accounts for most of the symptoms of premature ageing. Repeated UV exposure leads to collagen breakdown thus gradual ageing.
This is caused by free radicals that damage the molecules in the body. Oxidative stress causes cells to age, which can eventually damage the DNA. This oxidative stress can cause wrinkles in the skin.
Inflammation causes the skin tissue to heal and limits damage by chemicals and pollutants. Excessive inflammation over time causes premature skin ageing.
You are what you eat, and your diet can contribute to premature ageing. Sugar, for instance, affects elastin and collagen over time, causing accelerated skin ageing.
Stress triggers inflammatory responses in the body. Stress also affects your sleep habits. In the end, inflammation plus stress hormones cause you to age faster.
How Can You Treat Ageing?
Diet, age, genetics, environment, and even stress lead to visible signs of ageing. These include wrinkles, fine lines, skin dullness and uneven skin tone. ZO anti-ageing products help address the triggers and visible signs of ageing.
ZO Firming Serum – This is an anti-ageing formula that helps tighten the skin. It improves the appearance of sagging skin and helps define facial contours. It also protects the skin against radical damage and promotes the skin’s natural renewal process.
ZO Growth Factor Serum – The serum is formulated with plant and enzyme-derived growth factors. It reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and restores hydration. It also restores skin firmness and elasticity.
ZO Wrinkle + Texture Repair – This is high-potency retinol that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin hydration, function and supports smooth skin.
ZO Daily Power Defense – This is an antioxidant serum. The serum helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also promotes overall skin health.
Healthy skin is vital for maintaining a youthful and glowing appearance. Although several factors can contribute to premature ageing, you can manage or even prevent these by making healthy lifestyle choices and finding a treatment that works for you. To book a consultation, call 0203 582 4947 or email [email protected]
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