Chronic inflammation happens over an extensive period of time, and may or may not be visible. It’s a natural part of the aging process. Wrinkles are often scars that result from ongoing sun-induced inflammation. “Inflammaging” is the term that has emerged in regards to sun-induced wrinkles.

Chronic inflammation tends to results from dehydration and sustained exposure to free radicals. About 85% of the free radical damage to our skin is from solar rays. Smoking also causes a lot of free radical damage and inflammation as it ages the skin and other organs.

Your skin is a reflection of your internal health. Your skin shows when you’re not getting enough sleep, suffering poor nutrition or if you are consuming excess sugar, alcohol, carbs or caffeine.