*Specific changes occur in the external appearance, which are taking place simultaneously with the internal functioning of the epidermis and cutaneous tissues.
*Skin loses flexibility
*Skin loses elasticity
*Skin becomes thinner developing lines and wrinkles
*Decreased permeability of the skin (which is associated with the loss of elasticity and impaired cellular nourishment)
*Skin colour usually becomes sallow (due to changes in the keratinisation process and sluggish circulation)
*Skin becomes drier
*Greater possibility of allergic response in skins, which are weakened by age and disease.
*The normal physiological changes in the female skin are closely associated with altered or reduced production of hormones.
*Thinning of tissues
*Loss of collagen fibres (which gives skin its strength and firmness)
*Loss of elasticity- elastin fibres lose their ability to stretch and relax with underlying muscle activity
EFFECTS OF THE SUN ON YOUR SKIN
*Local Erythema- reddening of the skin due to increased activity of the blood vessels
*Thickening of the skin- UV has a stimulating effect on the cell-producing layer of the epidermis, causing thickening of the skin. This acts as a protection against further irritation of UV light.
*Desquamation- UV accelerates the skins normal shedding process. Amount of peeling varies with the strength of the erythema.
*Pigmentation- Wavelengths between 2.80-3.30nm, absorbed deep in the epidermis, initiates a chemical reaction. The amino acid tyrosine is converted to melanin. This gives the skin a bronzed appearance. The pigmentation acts as a filter and provides protection against further dosages of UV light.
*Production of Vitamin D
*Gives a general tonic effect
*Effects of UVA Rays- Penetrate more deeply than UVB rays- cause destruction of collagen and elastin fibres in the dermis thus accelerating wrinkles and ageing.
*Effects of UVB Rays- Responsible for main erythema production. Most damaging, burning rays.
*Effects of UVC Rays- Most of UVC rays produced by the sun are absorbed by the atmosphere and do not reach the skin. UVC rays are described as biotic- harmful to living things.
*The skin loses its natural ability to absorb and retain sufficient water causing superficial dehydration.
*Decline in the cholesterol content of the skin- influences the amount of sub dermal fat and contributes to a withered look.
*Regeneration of the epidermis is reduced and the skin looks thin.
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