photoaging

noun
pho·​to·​ag·​ing | \ˌfō-tō-ˈā-jiŋ \

Definition of photoaging 

: the cumulative detrimental effects (such as wrinkles or dark spots) on skin that result from long-term exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet light

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Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, and sun spots known collectively as photoaging have all led to explosive growth in the global anti-aging skin care market. Dr. Melina Jampolis, CNN, "Aging gracefully: Tightening your skin safely and effectively," 16 May 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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photoaging

noun
pho·​to·​ag·​ing | \-ˈāj-iŋ \

Medical Definition of photoaging 

: the cumulative detrimental effects (as wrinkles or dark spots) on skin that result from long-term exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet light

Other Words from photoaging

photoaged \ -​ˈājd \ adjective

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