Are you worried about looking older than you really are?
Unsurprisingly, the onset of fine lines and wrinkles is the most common sign of aging. But wrinkles aren't only caused by aging skin. They can also come from prolonged sun exposure, diet, stress, hormone changes, smoking, and other lifestyle factors that prematurely age your appearance.
What causes wrinkles?
Slow skin cell production, thinning skin layers and a lack of collagen proteins causes wrinkles to form on your skin. Collagen is a protein within your body that gives your skin structure. It provides stretchiness or elasticity so you can move easily. Your skin is similar to a rubber band. If that rubber band stretches or moves too much, the rubber band becomes loose and loses its ability to snap back to its normal size and shape. When your body’s cells age, their ability to produce proteins slows down. This makes it more difficult for your rubber band to snap back to its original shape, which causes wrinkles.
There are several factors that cause your skin to wrinkle.
Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. As people age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the middle layer of your skin, the dermis, begins to thin. The dermis has a network of elastin and collagen fibers, which offer support and elasticity. As this network loosens and unravels with time, depressions form on your skin’s surface. Aging skin is also less able to retain moisture, less efficient in secreting oil and slower to heal. All of these factors contribute to the development of wrinkles.
Facial Muscle Contractions
Lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows (frown lines) and jutting from the corners of your eyes develop because of small muscle contractions. Smiling, frowning, squinting and other habitual facial expressions cause wrinkles to become more prominent. Over time, these expressions coupled with gravity contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in premature aging of your skin, also known as photoaging. Exposure to UV light breaks down collagen fibers and leads to the production of abnormal elastin.
Healthy skin constantly regenerates. Old collagen breaks down and removes itself from your body, which makes room for new collagen. Researchers found that smoking causes a reduction in the production of new collagen. Decreased collagen results in the development of wrinkles.
Pollutants in the air in your environment can cause your body’s collagen to break down as pollution enters your pores.
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