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Stopping the Clock on Skin Aging

We all age and expect skin changes with the years, but these can be accelerated by environmental and lifestyle factors. Skin aging can be described by the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, dryness, loss of skin tone and elasticity (sagging), and discoloration. Hair is also affected by hair loss and graying.

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Sun and Skin

Even though lounging in the sun feels amazing—and it does have some benefits, such as Vitamin D production and mood elevation—too much of it can also damage the skin. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light, which can reduce skin elasticity and can lead to premature aging. However, over time, UV exposure causes cumulative damage in the skin through unrepaired genetic mutations, and skin cells proliferate unchecked, thus resulting in cancers.