Wrinkles and Fine Lines

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Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges in the skin that naturally appear as the skin loses elasticity and its collagen production decreases during the aging process. Immature wrinkles may appear as fine lines, whereas more severe instances can present as deep folds in the skin.

Causes of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

As we age, wrinkles are a normal part of the process. The skin loses its elasticity as we age and less collagen and elastin are produced. As a result, the skin gets dryer, thinner, and less able to defend itself against harm. Additionally, repeated facial expressions like smiling, frowning, and squinting can cause wrinkles to appear. Additionally, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can harm the skin and cause wrinkles to appear.

  • Exposure to UV rays makes the skin age faster. This means fine lines and wrinkles will become more prominent when spending a lot of time in the sun.
  • Drinking alcohol may cause premature aging. Alcohol depletes vitamin A in our body, which is crucial in keeping our skin firm.
  • Smoking tobacco causes reduction in the production of new collagen. Decreased collagen results in the development of
  • Pollution in the environment can accelerate the process of fine lines and wrinkles production.

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