Skin Care and Aging: the Skincare Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging

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Skincare News explains to readers the role a dermatologist can play in skin care.

Skin care is not to be taken lightly, especially when it comes to getting older.'s latest article, "Two of a Kind in Anti-Aging Skin Care: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging", explains the phenomenon of not just one, but two types of aging.

If these terms don't sound familiar, the concepts are pretty simple to grasp:

In a nutshell, intrinsic aging happens naturally in the aging process. This aging begins in our mid-20s. Extrinsic aging happens when the skin is exposed to outside factors, such as excessive sun exposure.

While intrinsic aging can't be avoided, extrinsic aging is one that everyone should be very aware of:

Extrinsic aging is one of the main contributors to premature aging and the chances of this happening to someone in entirely in that person's hands. The majority of premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Even just the smallest amounts of sun on unprotected skin can result in freckles, age spots, spider veins, fine lines and wrinkles and rough, leathery skin.

Anti-aging products help out greatly in preserving youth but the age old preventive measures also apply:

To prevent extrinsic aging, avoid tanning in salons or out in the sun, wear protective clothing and try to avoid being out in the sun during 10:00am and 4:00pm when the sun's rays are strongest. If the latter is impossible, then be sure to apply sunscreen no matter what season it is.

According to the Skincare News Team's sources, it is possible to age gracefully, whether it is intrinsic or extrinsic, as long as a good daily skin care regimen is implemented along with the best anti-aging and sun care products. covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:
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