Skip to content
black friday is on for one more day! spend $130+ and receive up to a 6pc + holiday tote ($150 value) | shop now
black friday is on for one more day! spend $130+ and receive up to a 6pc + holiday tote ($150 value) | shop now

skin damage: everything you need to know

skin damage: everything you need to know

From genetics to sun damage, here’s what’s damaging your skin (and what to do about it).

Your skin endures a lot. Every day, natural (intrinsic) and environmental (extrinsic) triggers change its structure from inside and out. Over time these factors lead to the accumulation of molecular damage in the skin, ultimately resulting in premature signs of aging like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

Let’s take a closer look at how each of these triggers affects skin – and what you can do about them.

intrinsic triggers

The intrinsic aging process is largely hereditary, and guided by our genes – so the best way to address it is through preventive skin care. Intrinsic aging generally includes:

  • The slowing of cell turnover and renewal rates, leading to dull skin
  • Uneven melanin production, leading to hyperpigmentation
  • Decreased sebaceous activity, leading to fine lines and wrinkles

extrinsic triggers

The good news: these are things you can control! It just takes a little work; reducing your exposure to extrinsic triggers is all about making healthy lifestyle decisions. Some extrinsic triggers include:

  • Lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking and an unhealthy diet
  • UV-induced sun damage from not wearing sunscreen
  • Exposure to pollution like ozone, smog, smoke and exhaust

Together these triggers can cause uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and other signs of aging. Here’s how you can prevent that!

  • Make healthy choices like eating a balanced diet, limiting alcohol, and not smoking.
  • Wear sunscreen – always. (Even when it’s not sunny!)
  • Fight back: antioxidants like Vitamin C neutralize damaging molecules, helping the skin defend itself against stressors and repair existing damage. For an ultra-potent boost, try a serum like BioLumin-C Serum!
Previous article clear skin runs in the family
Next article make the most of your self-care sunday
Current Offers
5 available

get a free! Special Cleansing Gel mini when you sign up to our newsletter and make a purchase. Sign up and receive an exclusive code.

black friday is on for one more day!
give your skin that holiday glow with these one time only deals.

spend $130+, and receive a free! 2pc kit ($50 value)

spend $160+, and receive a free! 4pc kit + branded tote ($110 value)

spend $200+, and receive a free! 6pc kit + branded tote ($150 value)

shopping for the holidays?

spend $30+ on holiday gift sets, then use code

HOLIDAYGIFTS

in the cart and receive a free hydro masque exfoliant 7 ml ($13 value)

this year, gift the gift of skin health

shop specially selected holiday gift sets

face mapping skin analysis

get your complimentary face mapping skin analysis and find the perfect skincare routine