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A is for Ageing | Beauty Glossary ◊ A to Z | Beauty Gospel According to Tash

'I am of the nature to grow old. I cannot escape growing old.'

Thich Nhat Hanh

Yes, it sucks, we cannot escape getting old and of course ageing. In reality, we are all terrified of getting old and those wrinkles, lines and sags are our mirrors and selfies way of reminding us of this fact. So this blog is going to talk about why our skin ages.

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More or less, it happens as collagen and elastin, the two significant parts in our support structure of the skin, degenerate.

The major skin villains are UV light from the sun and sunbeds and free radicals. Both cause the collagen fibres in our skin, which should be lying straight and orderly, to twist and mat so that your skin begins to sag, line and wrinkle. Sun exposure can be avoided where possible as most of the harm is done before you are 18. So start protecting your children's skin early and educate them on the harmful effects of sun tanning etc.

Then from about the age of fifty, the number of elastin fibres decline a lot, accelerating the drooping, bagging and sagging. Simultaneously, the skin becomes drier because oil production lessens and so does your skin's ability to hold water. And of course, because ageing is so kind, the rate of your cell renewal also reduces. Woo hoo, not.

So that is the fun of ageing, your skin becomes more fragile and vulnerable to these skin bullies. But panic not! Not all damage to your skin is irreversible, you just need to give it some extra tender loving care. If you have any questions please comment below or email me at Best song on my iPod playing, whilst writing this blog: Sweet Talk, by Spank Rock


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Disclaimer: This blog is only intended for informational purposes. Any information associated with this blog should not be considered as a substitute for prescription suggested by beauty, diet and healthcare professionals. Readers are subject to use this information at your own risk. Tash Fromberg does not take any responsibility for any harm, side-effects, illness or any health or skin care problems caused due to the use of this content or anything related to this. Please always remember, products that work for me, may not work for you. Always test them on a small area of skin before buying or using it if unsure.

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