Why we age is a fascinating question. Aging is a complex topic. Researchers have made great strides in understanding aging, but there is still much more to discover.

Multiple theories have been proposed to account for aging (20-30 are recognized by the National Institutes of Health.) There isn’t one definitive theory that accounts for aging. All of them play a role. The Free Radical Theory is the most widely known and accepted.

What’s important to know is that there are multiple causes of aging skin. An effective age-fighting plan must tackle the different mechanisms of aging, not just one.


Major Causes of Aging Skin

  1. Free Radicals
  2. Ability to Repair DNA
  3. Inflammation
  4. Glycation & Cross-Linking
  5. Mitochondria (Energy Production)
  6. Cellular Garbage
  7. Other Causes (Telomeres, Genetic Clock, Wear & Tear, Hormones)
  8. Stress
  9. Smoke
  10. Alcohol