Why does skin age?

As skin ages, it experiences a slowing of the natural processes which help maintain youthful qualities such as firmness, tautness, and radiance.
Why does skin age?
Why does skin age? Visible signs of skin ageing (fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, etc.) appear because of our skin’s natural defence mechanisms, as well as slower cell renewal, turnover, activity, and recovery.

Skin ageing causes:
• Wrinkles 
• Rough skin 
• Enlarged pores 
• Uneven skin tone 
As early as our 20s, certain lifestyle habits, environmental effects, UV exposure begin compromising skin’s structural integrity. Our cell defenses start to weaken in the face of free radicals, and our natural ability to fight off skin damage declines. Cell renewal and turnover rates begin to naturally start to slowdown, which can diminish skin brightness.
In our 30s, collagen (which keeps skin firm) and elastin (which keeps skin bouncing back) begin to degrade, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Cell renewal and turnover continue to decline, leading to uneven skin tone and a dull complexion. Some cells can even become inactive or turn into “zombies,” giving rise to damaging inflammatory toxins that accelerate the appearance of skin ageing.
By our 40s, skin appears thinner and our naturally-protective barrier lipids are not as pronounced. Dehydration can be an issue. Depending on hormonal activity, a range of skin conditions may occur, including uneven skin tone or adult acne. More prominent signs of skin ageing can also appear, such as large pores and hyperpigmentation.
After our 50s, our barrier lipid layer lessens, leading to less efficient moisture retention and more potential for sensitivity and dehydration. Chronic stress and inflammation both inside and outside of the body delays skin recovery, leading to lasting marks and longer healing times. By now, skin can show prominent fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, uneven skin tone, and large pores.
To cultivate healthy-looking skin, it’s imperative to evolve your skin care routine according to your lifestyle and environment. Adjustments are often necessary to account for a change in climate, health status, or new skin care goals. Talk to a Dermalogica skin therapist whenever you’re experiencing changes in your skin for tips on how to proceed.

How can help stop skin ageing?
Fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, large pores, dullness, age spots, and rough skin texture are all considered signs of skin ageing. Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is a high-dose, fast-acting multi-retinoid with booster technology that harnesses an advanced retinoid blend plus a booster to help transform the appearance of skin.
 It helps to:
• Reverse the appearance of wrinkles 
• Retexturise skin 
• Minimise the appearance of pores 
• Even skin tone
How does retinol work?
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A with benefits like reversing the appearance of wrinkles, retexturising skin and minimising the appearance of pores, and evening skin tone. Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum combines an advanced retinoid blend plus a booster to help transform the appearance of skin.
Retinol is one of the best-known types of retinoids. It is a form of synthetic Vitamin A that can target the signs of skin ageing, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin, even skin tone, and minimise the appearance of pores. this skin care ingredient that’s definitely worth its weight in gold — and why Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is an absolute must for your skin care routine.
When it comes to Retinol, it’s important to look for supporting ingredients that help balance irritation while boosting benefits. Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum is a high-performance, easy-to-use serum that harnesses an advanced Retinol blend plus a booster to help transform the appearance of skin. The 3.5% retinoid complex supports a continual release of skin-smoothing actives that work at different speeds to address the signs of skin ageing.
Fast-acting Granactive Retinoid. A gentle yet effective, advanced Retinoid that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone, texture, and minimising the look of pores.
Retinol: Boosts skin-cell turnover for smoother skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
Time-released encapsulated Retinol: Delivers pure Retinol into the skin, supporting the continual release of skin-smoothing actives for improved skin tone and texture. 
Retinol booster: Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
Concentrated Squalane. Improves skin’s moisture barrier to help skin’s recovery for healthier-looking skin. 
Oat-derived Beta-Glucan: Helps restore skin and improve resilience.
How to use?
Skin Experts recommend incorporating Retinol products into your evening skin care routine. It’s important to begin slowly; try using a Retinol product 2-3 times per week, rather than every day and then increase frequency as your skin becomes accustomed to it. When using Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum, apply a thin layer over face after cleansing. Be sure to keep out of eyes. If dryness or redness occurs, reduce frequency. It’s also very important to remember to wear an SPF every day, as using retinol products can increase sensitivity to UVA/ UVB rays. 
Want to learn more about which skin care products are right for you? Our Dermalogica skin therapists can help.