5 Causes for Premature Ageing

 Ageing is a natural and inevitable process that is part of the human experience. In fact, we should consider ourselves lucky when we are able to grow old and cherish the memories and wisdom that come with it. 

However, premature ageing, meaning looking older than we need to be, can be a concern for many. The good news is that understanding the factors contributing to premature ageing allows us to make informed choices in our lifestyle and skincare routines. In this article, we'll explore some common causes for premature ageing and discuss how to mitigate their effects.

What is Ageing Skin vs Premature Ageing Skin

It's essential to distinguish between natural ageing and premature ageing to tailor your skincare routine effectively. Ageing skin, a part of life's natural progression, involves gradual changes such as reduced collagen production, slower cell turnover, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. On the other hand, premature ageing occurs due to external factors, accelerating the ageing process beyond what is typical for one's chronological age. UV exposure, smoking, poor diet, lack of sleep, dehydration, and chronic stress contribute to premature ageing. Recognising the difference allows for targeted preventive measures and interventions. While ageing is inevitable, adopting a proactive approach to counter premature ageing factors can significantly impact the health and appearance of your skin, helping you maintain a youthful glow for longer.


One of the primary contributors to premature ageing is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays can accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sunspots. To protect your skin, always use sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure, especially during peak hours.

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Environmental pollutants like smog, cigarette smoke, and toxins in the air can penetrate the skin, causing oxidative stress and accelerating premature ageing. Protect your skin by incorporating antioxidant-rich products into your skincare routine. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals and reduce the damage caused by pollution, promoting healthier and more resilient skin.

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Sleep is essential for the body's repair and renewal processes, including the regeneration of skin cells. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to the release of stress hormones, causing inflammation and compromising the skin's ability to recover. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to promote optimal skin health and reduce the risk of premature ageing.

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Adequate hydration is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing premature ageing. When the body is dehydrated, the skin becomes more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Ensure you drink enough water throughout the day, and incorporate hydrating skincare products to keep your skin moisturised from the outside as well.

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Chronic stress can take a toll on your skin's health and contribute to premature ageing. Stress triggers the release of cortisol, a hormone that can break down collagen and elastin, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to support both your mental well-being and skin health.

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