Cause & Prevention
At Medik8, we understand the intricate, interconnected causes of skin ageing. We believe it’s important to embrace ageing as a natural part of life. But the good news is we also know how you can take years off and attain beautiful skin for life with just a few simple steps.
Causes of skin ageing
While the natural ageing process is genetic and sadly can’t be halted, we can influence the external factors which speed up the ageing process and leave us looking older before our time. Our lifestyle and environment are huge factors in how we look and are some of the main causes behind premature ageing. Medik8’s core philosophy not only helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, but also tackles the existing signs of ageing, leaving you with a youthful-looking, future-proofed complexion.
Many factors contribute to the levels of free radicals in your skin, particularly pollution and UV. Pollution comes in many different shapes and sizes: cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, tiny particles in the air and ozone can seep into the skin and trigger free radical production. Blue light from screens is very similar in wavelength to harmful UV light and has been found to cause hyperpigmentation and free radical damage. IR (infrared) radiation derived from sunlight also penetrates the skin and has been found to cause free radical production and even collagen degradation.
Preventing skin ageing can be an uphill battle, but Medik8’s core philosophy provides you with a bulletproof strategy to fight all its signs...