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What is Photoaging?

What is Photoaging?

Photoaging is premature skin ageing caused by the sun. It is well stablished that chronic exposure to sunlight and the ultraviolet UV rays cause changes to the structure of the skin. The effects build up over the years and show up on skin as wrinkles, sagging, thickening and age spots, as well as skin cancers. At Nakin we work to help skin look as good as it can naturally, which is why we produce our award-winning natural anti-ageing skincare. The sun is obviously natural but can be destructive to skin and cause photoaging, so we believe in covering skin up from the sun to prevent as much premature ageing as possible. Find out more about how the sun causes photoaging below.

When skin is exposed to the sun it causes collagen breakdown from a protein enzyme. The collagen becomes fragmented which leads to negative effects such as sagging and wrinkly. We all know how important collagen is to keeping skin looking great and even though collagen naturally decreases as we age, damage from the sun can have a significant effect on how our skin looks. This photoaging shows itself on skin as below.

  • The damaged collagen reduces elasticity which causes skin to lose firmness, resulting in wrinkling and sagging.
  • There is a thickening of the skin, as well as a rough and uneven skin texture.
  • Age spots and other pigmentation changes can occur.
  • Skin shows more broken capillaries, often around the nose and sometimes on the chest area.
  • Sensitivity can increase, as well as redness and blotchiness.

The effects of photoaging are something that many of us would rather avoid, and this does not include the risks of skin cancer from sun exposure. This is why it is so important to protect skin from the sun as much as possible. Cover skin up with clothes and sunglasses and protect any exposed areas of skin carefully, with a high factor sunscreen.

Protecting skin from photoaging is one of the best ways to keep it healthy and youthful. Once photoaging damage has occurred we can help to improve the look of skin with high quality skincare products such as Nakin’s Natural Anti-Ageing Range. We have a full range of cleansers, treatments and creams that work to enhance the look of skin and boost collagen production. Our collection helps with all the signs of photoaging including lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sensitivity and redness. It is made with the best skin boosting botanical ingredients so is filled with line smoothers, hydrators and omega oils, to bring even sun aged skin back to life. The full range is also free of harsh ingredients such as synthetic vitamin C and retinol, as well as unwanted beauty content like parabens, PEGs, silicones, artificial fragrance and colours. Find out more about us below.

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