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Age Induced Pigmentation

Age induced pigmentation is very common causing a mottled appearance to the skin.

Age Induced Pigmentation

Skin Ageing

Aging is a time-dependent process that is influenced by various factors, such as exposure to the sun, environmental insults, genetic factors and hormonal changes,

The environment and skin pigmentation

There are a number of insults that are thought to be directly involved in increasing pigment  in aged skin.

Particulate matter, in particular soot, is thought to be one of the major risk factors for developing pigmentation in older skin.

In addition, nitrogen dioxide (ozone) are also thought to be implicated.

The skin exposome is defined as the totality of environmental exposures over the life course that can induce or modify the appearance of ageing skin.

Characteristics of Ageing Skin

Skin aging is characterized by pale, thinning skin, a loss of elasticity, and an impaired recovery to damage.

Skin aging involves many complex factors and processes.

Although aged skin is usually pale, the pigment cells in sun exposed skin remain active.

This can cause areas of pigmentation called solar lentigo.

Areas of pigmentation, interspersed with lighter areas are common, giving the skin a mottled appearance.

How can I prevent my skin ageing?

As with most causes of pigmentation, UV light is the most significant factor causing skin damage and the signs of ageing.

Sun protection therefore remains one of the best ways to help keep skin pigmentation at bay.


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