Skin aging isn’t just genetics: research suggests that up to 50% of visible signs of skin aging come from our environment and lifestyle. When factors like climate, UV exposure, pollution, sleep, diet and stress are chronically unhealthy, they can accelerate skin aging beyond what DNA alone would dictate.
For many people heightened stress, lack of sleep, overprocessed food and environmental conditions are having more negative effects on skin than ever before. This can manifest in a number of ways. Cell senescence can cause previously healthy skin cells to release toxins that accelerate skin aging – or skin’s oxygen levels can become depleted, resulting in a dull, tired appearance.