photoaging

noun

pho·​to·​ag·​ing ˌfō-tō-ˈā-jiŋ How to pronounce photoaging (audio)
: the cumulative detrimental effects (such as wrinkles or dark spots) on skin that result from long-term exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet light

Examples of photoaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This shampoo is enriched with ingredients that protect hair against oxidative stress and photoaging, and it’s designed to ward off color depletion and fading caused by UV rays. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 The celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel recommends Eryfotona Actinica from Isdin, a Spanish dermo-cosmetics company that specializes in reducing photoaging, after having used it on a vacation in Brazil. New York Times, 21 July 2022 The non-greasy, softening formula delivers powerful sun protection with SPF 50 to combat photoaging. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 Other studies have found similar links between topical omega-3 and a reduction in the signs of photoaging. A.a. Newton, SELF, 28 Aug. 2019 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, 16 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photoaging was in 1982

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“Photoaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoaging. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

photoaging

noun
pho·​to·​ag·​ing -ˈāj-iŋ How to pronounce photoaging (audio)
: the cumulative detrimental effects (as wrinkles or dark spots) on skin that result from long-term exposure to sunlight and especially ultraviolet light
photoaged adjective
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