pho·​to·​ag·​ing | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈā-jiŋ How to pronounce photoaging (audio) \

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

Examples of photoaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of photoaging

1982, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Photoaging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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pho·​to·​ag·​ing | \ -ˈāj-iŋ How to pronounce photoaging (audio) \

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 How to pronounce photoaging (audio) \ adjective


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