Emily Linehan

04-04-23

What Really Causes the Skin to Age?

Episode 19

Woman with aging skin

"While there are options to help us age gracefully, it’s important to first understand why our skin ages"

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Welcome to today's episode of Skin Theory! Today, we're diving into a skin concern that has fueled a $62.6 billion dollar industry and affects everyone, regardless of their skin type – aging.

As we age, we begin to notice several changes in our skin, including the loss of elasticity, wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and other signs of aging. But what exactly causes these changes? Can we blame it mostly on genetics or do external factors contribute the most to the aging of our skin?

Throughout this episode, we'll explore the science behind aging skin and examine the various factors that can accelerate the aging process. From sun exposure and lifestyle choices to genetics, loss of bone mass, and even environmental pollutants, we'll cover it all.

Podcast Highlights

  • Understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to aging
  • The role of collagen and elastin in skin aging
  • Top 5 extrinsic factors that accelerate the aging process
  • How bone loss may contribute to the signs of aging

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