One of the hardest working organs in the body is the skin. While the most commonly known function is its protective barrier role, the skin offers other functions as well that include: defence against foreign substances from entering the body, secretion of sweat that helps in getting rid of damaging substances from the body and the ability to adapt to body temperature.
The NHS lists a number of causes that relate to ageing skin. The list includes the effects of alcohol, over the top sun exposure and the link between decreased collagen production and smoking. These and other factors have a direct bearing on the changes that take place in the skin and which contribute to an older-looking appearance.
Over time the skin is subject to change. This change is part of a natural process that cannot be stopped, although there are interventions available (cosmetic procedures and skincare products such … Read the rest