3 Causes Of Skin Ageing And How To Prevent Them

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DNA damage


UV exposure ( yes, that old one ) causes damage to skin cells’ DNA that can lead to cancer. The UV damage is predictably (CPD) cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers,(80HdG )deamination of cytosine, and (PC) protein carbonylation


How to prevent solar-induced DNA damage


  • Judicious sun dosing AND Triple therapy skin topicals


Research performed by Emanuele Erizo, James Spencer, and Martin Braun and shows that keratinytes treated with DNA repair enzymes, antioxidant,s and sunscreen had the least DNA damage compared to no treatment, all of which are available at BCMC! Just ask for the triple therapy!




There are many causes of inflammation ( think chronic disease, smoking, obesity, also a diet high in omega 6 rather than omega 3), but all causes of inflammation lead to the destruction of collagen, elastin, and heparin sulfate Inflammation.


How to prevent and mitigate inflammations pernicious effect on the skin

  • Eat the right foods and be a non-smoker
  • Work with your health professional to manage any chronic disease such as arthritis or diabetes



When sugar binds to collagen it becomes stiff and unable to lend the skin strength. As collagen gets compromised, the skin becomes thin, fragile wrinkled and the skin appears sallow -, this fact feeds back into dot point 2 with inflammation avoid diets high in sugar, we lose a teaspoon of collagen each year after 30 just through ageing.


At Skinthetics we offer a therapy whose aim is to grow collagen induction such as platelet-rich plasma (AKA the vampire facelift).


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