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Oxygen finds itself at the centre of a paradox: it is both vital for living and responsible for the process of oxidative stress which attacks the molecules in our body. The presence of oxygen indeed leads to oxidation reactions which alter the proteins of the skin, its fats and even the DNA of the skin cells. These reactions result in skin ageing. What is oxidative stress? Can one limit its consequences on the skin? Oxidative stress: presentation, explanations and advice. An overview of this phenomenon.

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What is skin ageing?

As they age, the organs of the human body, of which the skin is one, start to work less efficiently. This process, programmed by our genetic profile, can be amplified by the environment and by certain...

Problems linked to skin ageing

The problems linked to skin ageing manifest themselves in different ways. As well as changes of an aesthetic nature, it is possible to observe the appearance of lesions which are more or less benign,...

Taking care of your skin to slow down ageing

With age, the skin tends to dry out, the complexion becomes dull and wrinkles gradually appear. To avoid these ageing signs setting in too fast and deep into skin, it is vital to pay very close attent...

Our lifestyle advice to limit the impact of ageing

To prevent the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots and other marks of skin ageing, you have the power to act upon the aggravating factors of skin ageing, over half of which are linked to our behaviour...

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