Two Most Common Types Of Aging

Types of Aging

There are two types of aging, one we can control and the other one we cannot. Even though there are so many great devices, skincare systems and other solutions to eliminate wrinkles; sometimes those things are just not enough! two types of aging

Different Types of Aging

The First Type of Aging

The first kind of aging is Intrinsic which is also called chronological aging. The intrinsic aging process is the body’s natural aging process that is responsible for 20 percent of aging. Intrinsic aging is hard to control because it is controlled by your genes and DNA. This is the reason some people may begin getting gray hairs in their 20’s while others may be in their 40’s or beyond.

The Second Type of Aging

The second kind of aging is the Extrinsic which is highly controllable. This type of aging is 80 percent of the aging process and is controlled by the external factors. Certain choices such as unprotected sun exposure, unhealthy diet, repetitive facial expressions, smoking and poor skin care regimens. Even pollution in the air can cause you to age sooner.

Moral of the story is that if you want to slow down the aging process 80 percent of that is in your hands. You can start to slow down the process by wearing a broad spectrum SPF of at least 15-30 on a daily basis even in the winter or on a cloudy day! Start a skin care regimen appropriate for your skin type and exfoliate 1-3 times a week. Do not smoke or over indulge with alcohol, get plenty of sleep and drink at least half your body weight in water daily. Lastly eat a healthy diet, make your skin beautiful from the inside out!  Most of all, eat a healthy diet because it will positively influence the type of aging that you can control.