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How does skin age?

Aging is often synonymous with slowing down, and that’s nowhere more true than in the skin’s deep layers. Collagen and elastin fibers are renewed more gradually, which invites sagging. Production of glycosaminoglycans tapers off, meaning skin gets superdry. Skin heals more slowly and there are also fewer immune system Langerhans cells, so skin is more vulnerable to infections.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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