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‘Inflammaging’: how to prevent premature skin aging

The lifestyle, the diet we follow, the care beautysun exposure, the passage of time and even stress or pollution… All of this plays an important role in premature skin aging.. A series of factors to which we must of course add the genetic factor, but also inflammation and specifically inflammaging.

Haven’t heard of this term yet? This has been named by Dr. Perricone after years of research and with it he has shown that inflammation is one of the biggest causes of aging.

An inflammation of the body that can not only cause certain age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or arthritis, among others, but also can be reflected in our skin through those first signs of premature aging. We tell you what it is and how to prevent it.

What is the inflammation?

This term combines the words “inflammation” and “aging.”both are responsible for explaining the relationship that exists between skin inflammation and aging associated with chronic exposure to internal antigens such as stress and also external antigens such as pollution, tobacco smoke or UV radiation, among others.

Factors that trigger an inflammatory response in the body as a warning mechanism in the skin and therefore also premature aging in it. An inflammatory response that also increases with age and with continued exposure to these factors.

The peculiarity of inflammation is that this inflammation affects all organs and systems, in addition to the skin, which suffers intrinsic or chronological aging (aging that occurs over time and causes thinning of the skin and fine lines of expression) and extrinsic due to provoked photoaging (aging caused by external factors) mainly due to UV radiation or pollution.

It is important to note that the skin is the largest organ in the human body and the first protective barrier against external agents. This is one of the main reasons why It is affected by most of the processes that our body faces.

On the other hand, diet is also largely to blame for this inflammatory effect and as Dr. Perricone also highlights, it is important to highlight the damage that sugar can do to the body, being the main cause of glycation. A process by which sugar molecules adhere to collagen fibers and cause them to lose elasticity.

This is one of the main reasons why a diet high in carbohydrates and sugars can cause the skin and our entire body to age much more quickly.

How to prevent inflammation?

The good news is that a solution can be found inflammation and one of the best ways to do this is to sign up to follow an anti-inflammatory diet. A diet in which the main foods are those with the greatest anti-inflammatory capacity with key nutrients such as omega-3, polyphenols, oleocanthal, vitamin E, selenium, Vitamin C…

We are talking about foods with great antioxidant-anti-inflammatory and also anti-aging potential such as vegetables, fruits, seeds such as chia, sesame, pumpkin, hemp, legumes, yogurt or kefir, oily fish, extra virgin olive, nuts…

Equally important will be to reduce the consumption of those foods that, on the contrary, they do generate inflammation such as sugars, sausages, milk, red meat, processed foods, cured cheeses…

A series of dietary precautions that you can combine with a routine beauty suitable and with the necessary ingredients to help combat the signs of aging on the skin. What are you waiting for to put all these tips into practice and leave the inflammation?

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