Wrinkles appear on the skin as you age when aging skin starts to lose its ability to hold on moisture, makes less oil, and is slower to heal. It also produces less collagen, and because collagen is what makes your skin smooth and elastic, wrinkles start to appear.
Common causes of wrinkles include:
- Genetic (family) influences.
- Normal aging changes in the skin: Aging naturally causes a slowdown in collagen and elastin production. With aging also comes a loss of fat in the face, and looser and thinner layers of skin that add to the appearance of fine lines. Remember that you cannot stop the clock, but you can slow down the process by several ways, so keep on reading.
- Smoking: Smoking curbs your skin’s production of collagen, which keeps your skin from sagging and forming wrinkles. The downturn in collagen paves the way for wrinkles. That is one more reason to quit smoking, or never to start.
- Sun exposure: It is the No. 1 cause of wrinkles. Getting too much sun damages your skin.
- Dehydration: dry skin appears more wrinkled, the same way dry soil looks like after a drought.