Skin Ages 10 Times Faster If You Live In A City, Study Finds
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is responding to a recent study that found living in urban areas makes the skin age 10% faster than living in a rural setting.
According to recent scientific evidence, pollution can age the appearance of women’s skin 10% faster than those who live in the countryside. A study looked at women aged 30 to 45 and compared the skin quality of those living in urban areas with those living in a rural setting. While both test groups had similar lifestyles and were exposed to comparable amounts of ultraviolet light, those in urban areas experienced greater skin damage. (Source: “Skin Ages 10 Times Faster If You Live In A City, Study Finds,” The Harley Medical Group web site, November 10, 2014; http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/news/skin-ages-10-times-faster-if-you-live-in-a-city-study-finds.)
“After analyzing the data, researchers concluded that living in the city makes the skin age 10% faster than living in the country,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s anti-aging and health and wellness specialist. “While there is no doubt that pollution damages the skin, the big questions are why and what can people do to prevent premature signs of aging?”
Studies show that the air in urban areas all over the world contains no less than 224 chemicals. The air pollution particles can penetrate the skin and damage proteins called keratins that protect the skin from moisture loss; the breakdown of this type of protein leads to the formation of wrinkles and premature aging. For those with sensitive skin, air pollution can lead to further issues, including uneven skin tone, redness, and inflammation, says Dr. McLaughlin. With 80.7% of the U.S. population living in urban areas, this groundbreaking research could have a significant impact on the way Americans look after their skin. (Source: “2010 Census Urban and Rural Classification and Urban Area Criteria,” United States Census Bureau web site; http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/ua/urban-rural-2010.html, last accessed November 12, 2014.)
“Whether someone lives in the city or the country, to keep skin moisturized, healthy, and youthful-looking, it’s important to have a daily skin care regimen,” Dr. McLaughlin adds. “Use an anti-wrinkle moisturizing cream scientifically proven to improve skin tone and the appearance of deep wrinkles, as well as one that reduces fine lines around the eyes.”
Gentle ingredients such as acetyl hexapeptide-3 (Argireline) and Matrixyl 3000 have been shown to protect skin against the elements and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, says Dr. McLaughlin. Matrixyl 3000 is a cutting-edge protein fragment that specifically targets thin, delicate skin and fine lines around the eyes and mouth and has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen from within the skin and improve skin tone. (Source: “Matrikines and Rejuvenation,” RBC Life Sciences web site, December 2003; http://www.rbclife.info/pdfs/c7/matrixyl3000.pdf.)
Argireline is a protein that targets expression wrinkles. In one independent study, published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Argireline reduced the look of wrinkles by 32 percent after just 28 days, says Dr. McLaughlin. (Source: Blanes-Mira, C., et al., “A synthetic hexapeptide (Argireline) with antiwrinkle activity,” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2002.24, 303 310; http://www.biologicsolutions.com/content/179632/clinicalstudy.pdf.)
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