When it comes to anti-aging, scientific research has made considerable progress in recent decades. But what is behind it all? First of all: telomeres. These are the ends of our DNA strands, which become shorter with age. Exciting, isn’t it? Studies show that maintaining telomere length is associated with healthier aging. Then there is the protein sirtuin, which is associated with cell health and longevity. Researchers are of the opinion that the aging process could be slowed down by activating sirtuins.
Antioxidants are another interesting starting point. These act against free radicals, which are caused by environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution and can damage our skin cells.
The good news? Certain foods and skincare products are rich in antioxidants and can help combat this damage.
But all that glitters is not gold. While there are many studies, it is important to remain critical. Not every miracle cure delivers what it promises. It is always advisable to rely on reputable sources and evidence-based research. In short, the science of anti-aging is complex and constantly evolving. And while we can’t stop the aging process, we have more and more tools to keep it stylish and healthy. You can find out more about the options in the next section.