Understand skin ageing as you watch a young girl turn into an old woman !

Ever tried to guess someone’s age by looking at the skin on their hands? The condition of your skin is a fairly good indicator of your age.

We found this amazing video which depicts the process of skin ageing brilliantly.
The film is called Danielle – a five-minute video by filmmaker Anthony Cerniello, who set out to emulate the aging process by “creating a person.”

“The idea,” he writes, “was that something was happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.”

As you grow older, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged. Aging skin tappears thinner, more pale, and clear (translucent). Large pigmented spots (called age spots, liver spots, or lentigos) may appear in sun-exposed areas.

Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity making skin leathery, weather-beaten appearance common to farmers, sailors, and others who spend a large amount of time outdoors.

Sebaceous glands produce less oil as you age. Men experience a minimal decrease, usually after the age of 80. Women gradually produce less oil beginning after menopause. This can make it harder to keep the skin moist, resulting in dryness and itchiness.

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