Wondering what inflammation has to do with the look of skin aging? More than you might think.
When exposed to daily aggressors, skin can become reactive. If left unaddressed, this long-term
inflammation can cause premature signs of aging to appear in multiple ways.
Certain inflammation-inducing stressors can impact skin on a daily basis. UV rays, pollution, free radicals and micro-dust are all known to contribute to harmful reactivity when skin is left vulnerable and untreated.
EFFECTS ON SKIN
Chronically inflamed skin can look red, irritated and even flaky with increased dryness, compromising skin’s barrier that normally keeps us protected and balanced.
Skin can become overstimulated when inflamed over the long term, eventually leading to the appearance of spots and discoloration.
Long-term inflammation can cause damage to proteins, such as collagen and elastin, that are essential to maintaining skin’s youthful look. As a result, skin can begin to sag, lose shape and take on the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
DR. KENJI KABASHIMA
“Chronic inflammation can cause degradation of collagen and elastic fibers which induces wrinkles and sagging of the skin.” – Dr. Kenji Kabashima, MD, PhD & La Mer Advisor
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