What causes premature skin aging?
The primary cause of skin aging is the increased free radicals in the body, which is exacerbated by the following factors: poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and constant exposure to UV rays.
What are free radicals?
These are chemicals produced by the body during UV exposure. Free radicals damage the cell and cause premature skin aging.
I am always stressed. Does it contribute to skin aging?
In many ways, yes. Now, more than ever, women are pressured to meet many expectations as wives, mothers, daughters, and career women. All these take a toll on one’s mental and emotional health, leading to stress. And when you’re stressed, your body produces more cortisol in response to it. In turn, cortisol affects collagen structure in the body, causing wrinkles to form.