Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

A variety of processes that affect the perception of skin aging

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 32, No. 3, 146-153

Dorota Kasprzak1*, Artur Wnorowski2

1 Chair and Department of Embryology with Experimental Cytology Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Radziwillowska 11, 20-080 Lublin, Poland
2 Department of Biopharmacy, Medical University of Lublin, Chodzki 4a, 20-093 Lublin, Poland 


https://doi.org/10.2478/cipms-2019-0027

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the most important factors affecting perceived age. Aging is an unavoidable and irreversible process, but perceived age is a modifiable psychosocial factor. Our exterior has become one of the determinants of our social position, the key to success in our professional and personal lives. Today, we see people through their appearance, we judge after the first impression. With the help of aesthetic medicine, we can change the perceived age, but we cannot stop aging. This article discusses factors affecting the perceived age, such as hair color, skin color, general appearance and environmental factors. Many cannot be avoided, but we can make changes in life to look younger and more well-groomed. Indeed, we can change our habits for the benefit of the whole body, not only for the skin.

Keywords

skin aging, wrinkles, age perception, grey hair, skin color, glycation.

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