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Anti-Aging Myths and Facts

The rate at which you get wrinkles is completely dependent on your genetics.

MYTH - Many scientific studies of identical twins show that environmental factors such as smoking and UV exposure can accelerate the onset of wrinkles. Good skin care and sun protection habits will help keep you looking more youthful longer, no matter what your genetic inventory.

Pollution can contribute to the appearance of aging at the skin's surface.

FACT - Aging skin loses its ability to produce nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) - which are the energy reservoirs for cells. This loss reduces the skin's ability to repair itself from damage caused by free radicals, which are often generated by environmental stressors, like UV exposure and pollution. The result is wrinkles, loss of texture, impaired barrier function, dryness, sagging and age spots.

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