Once childhood ends and we stop growing up, we start growing older. We notice many progressive changes in all parts of our body, how we feel, and it shows outwardly on our skin, too. But why does aging happen in the first place? There are several process happening at once...
In general, the aging process happens because there are many negative changes that occur in your cardiovascular system and your respiratory system. These changes lead to the poor delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your body. In a nutshell, the body’s ability to nourish and repair itself is impaired and aging ensues.
In your skin, the aging process leads to changes in its structure, how it functions, and how it appears. The most common skin issues are sagging, wrinkles, skin disorders, dryness, thinning, vascular problems, and pigment changes.
If you're concerned about aging well, it's important to understand the reasons why we grow older. There are several theories that all play a role. The good news is that once you understand the reasons, you can take steps to positively influence your health and grow older gracefully.
Why do we age? Let's explore further....
Time Defying Skin discusses the causes of aging that you have control over. The keys to youthful skin and feeling healthy may not be that complicated or expensive after all. A nourishing diet and healthy lifestyle practices are the natural solution. It's never too early or too late. Take the course today!
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