What are they?
Wrinkles are folds that dig into the skin as it ages and loses its natural collagen. They first manifest in the form of smaller fine lines and become wrinkles when their depth reaches
1 mm. Wrinkles affect men and women alike, and can appear when people are in their twenties. Approximately 90% of wrinkles are caused by recurring exposure to UV rays from the sun.
What are the Causes?
Collagen and elastin are proteins present in the body that ensure firmness, suppleness, cohesion, elasticity and hydration to the skin. From the age of 25, the natural production of these slows down gradually. The surface of the skin is weakened and loosens and regains its shape less and less after stretching.
Skin is exposed to various conditions that have great influence on the formation of wrinkles over time. Lack of hydration, as well as repeated sun exposure without protection, can have devastating effects on premature skin aging. It has also been shown that smoking, lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of antioxidants and essential fatty acids greatly accelerate the formation of fine lines.
Some people are born with advantages or disadvantage in relation to the appearance of wrinkles. For example, people with darker skin are less affected due to their high levels of melanin, which protects them from ultraviolet rays. The thickness of the skin is also an important point: the thicker the skin, the less it will be affected by the weakening caused by aging.
As the name implies, expression wrinkles are caused by facial expressions repeated every day, such as smiles and squinting of the eyes. As the skin ages, the resulting temporary folds fade away less and less, until they eventually become permanent.
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