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Where did these wrinkles come from?

 

Wrinkles are caused by many factors including genetics, smoking, sun-exposure and damage, gravity, and aging.  To understand why you get wrinkles on the surface, you have to go below the skin’s surface. 

Skin is the largest organ of the human body.  Our skin is the great protector – it protects us from the elements (wind, sun, heat/cold, moisture) and provides us with a barrier from disease-causing microbes (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), chemicals, and trauma.   Skin will respond to changes in the environment both inside ourselves (such as disease or stress) and external to us (such as sun damage).

The skin of our youth is smooth, healthy, clear, well-nourished, well-hydrated, and wrinkle-free.  As we age however, we slowly lose some of the skin’s natural hydration (moisture) and there is a breakdown of the collagen below the skin surface.  It is collagen that gives our skin its fullness and elasticity.   As the skin loses elasticity, it leaves us more prone to making wrinkles such as frown lines and Crow’s feet around the eyes – and less able to fight gravity – leading to jowls and drooping eyelids. 

Facial expressions define us.  But as we frown, smile, or squint, we cause small face muscles to contract repeatedly.  After years of crinkling and wrinkling, the lines remain. 

Sun damage is the other major contributor to wrinkles (and aging).  Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun damages collagen and reduces the elasticity of your skin.  Unfortunately, much of the damage is caused by the time you are in your 20s.  You can prevent further damage from occurring by protecting your skin in the sun.  Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wide brimmed hats, cover up in the sun, and avoid excess sun when the UV index is high (typically summer days and mid-day).

Smoking is harsh on your skin.  Smoke reduces the production of new collagen.  If you don’t make new collagen, your skin becomes less elastic and more prone to develop wrinkles. 

 
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