Aging and Elastin ,collagen, Fast agin

(Aging) Elastin of skin

The skin is composed of the epidermis and dermis, and the dermis is divided into two major layers.

The top layer and the lower layer, both of these layers contain collagen and elastin. The collagen is in the lower layer of the dermis while the elastin is in the upper layer of the dermis.

Whatever the cause of sun or free radicals within the skin, the elastin undergoes degradation from enzyme Elastase. The specific action of elastase is to break down elastic fibers. The result is a loss of

retraction in the skins, the skin is pulled by gravity, so  that the skin droops and stays droopy.

Skin laxity is one major sign in aging seen before wrinkles, because of contrasted with sun-damaged.

Usually there is a noticeable discoloration of the skin before other changes are seen, and the skin reddish-brown, almost leather- like appearance. Real wrinkles starting first around the eyes and mouth, progressing to the middle and lower face and then the neck.

As the process continues, the wrinkles become deeper. If the individual is a smoker and drinker, besides being a sunbather, the progress is very fast after the 37-40 age range