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Your DRPW skin is at an increased risk for aging.  Why is this?

     - Either you are over the age of 30 and/or
     - Your lifestyle habits increase your risk of skin aging 

What causes skin aging?

Skin aging occurs when the keratinocyte and fibroblast skin cells are damaged.  This can be due to many cellular processes including inflammation, activation of enzymes called matrixmetalloproteinases, glycation, mitochondrial damage and the inability of cells to break down accumulated garbage.  All of these make the cells function less efficiently. 
What characteristics do aged skin cells have?
Aged skin cells have a decreased ability to make collagen, hyaluronic acid and other components that smooth, strengthen and repair skin. Aged cells have a trouble hearing signals from other cells resulting in decreased gene activity and impaired repair processes.
Aged Skin Lacks Four Important Components:

- Collagen
- Elastin
- Heparan Sulfate
- Hyaluronic Acid