One medical dictionary cites premature aging as the process of growing old, typified by a gradual slowing down of the metabolism and breakdown of tissues, often accompanied by endocrine changes”. That applies to our skin too, well, every part of our body. Aging from the inside is caused by hormonal influences and genetics. While from the outside, in a nutshell, premature skin aging is due to oxidative stress. Under the umbrella of ‘oxidative stress’ are factors such as the sun, pollution, smoking, insufficient nutrition, and inappropriate skincare regimen.

However, that doesn’t mean the end – now that you have had sufficient warning and you are approaching your 30s, start NOW with these nine fantastic ways to begin age-proofing your skin for the future.

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