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  • Writer's pictureDr. Christine Dierickx


Updated: Apr 14, 2021

There are 2 types of skin ageing: Intrinsic aging : This affects everyone. It concerns changes in the skin (epidermis and dermis) as well as the facial fat pads (descend) and the facial bones (shrink). It is determined by our genetics and there is not an awful lot you can do about it to prevent it from happening. Luckily, there are several medical treatments to correct it. Extrinsic aging: This is also called environmental aging and is mainly due to sun-exposure causing photodamaged skin. Other factors include pollution and smoking. The symptoms of photodamaged skin are fine & coarse wrinkles, thin skin, brown age or sunspots, broken vessels to even precancerous skin lesions. This is entirely in your control and you can start today (It is never too late).

Tip: The biggest single thing you can do to slow down ageing is sun-protection. Start using it every day and consider your sunscreen as your best anti-wrinkle cream.


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