What are the different types of ageing?

 

Dr Murad has identified three types of ageing: Genetic ageing, environmental ageing and hormonal ageing, each of which can cause fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.

Genetic ageing is fact of life and is the normal ageing process, genetics playing a big role. When the body begins its natural loss of collagen and weakening of elastin, genetic ageing has begun. Signs of genetic ageing can be: Fine Lines, wrinkles, dehydration and loss of firmness.

Hormonal ageing is a result of the body’s natural evolutionary process. It is associated with the natural change in hormone levels during pregnancy, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and menopause. Signs of hormonal ageing can be: Deep or medium wrinkles, loss of collagen, slowed cell regeneration, increased oil production, blemishes, breakouts or dryness.

Environmental ageing is when ageing symptoms are accelerated by environmental factors such as stress, pollution and sun damage. Studies have shown that 80% of premature ageing is caused by external factors from the environment. These signs of ageing can be manifested by dark spots, uneven texture and tone, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.

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