Wrinkles: What are skin wrinkles causes?

Wrinkles : Usually by looking at the people’s skin we can guess their age. But it is not true 100%, because with skin care we can reduce the effects of aging on our skin.

The skin consists of three layers:

  • Outer layer: epidermis
  • Intermediate layer: Derma
  • Inner layer: Hypodermis

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that is one of the main components of the connective tissue of the body. At younger ages, because of the higher content of collagen and moisture, your skin does not have wrinkles. So, increasing skin collagen plays an important role in preventing wrinkles.

Why do skin wrinkles increase by ageing?

Over time, the skin loses its elasticity. The main problem is the decrease in the moisture, fat and collagen content of the epidermis by ageing. Therefore, the epidermis begins to rigidity and wrinkles appear.

When the wrinkles appear?

The appearance of the skin wrinkles depends on the quality of the skin and its genetic (some races generally have better skin characteristics). In some people, at the age of 20, wrinkles are appear. But on average, after 40, skin wrinkling is increase and collagen and skin fat are intensify.

By skin care we can increase the collagen content of the skin and decrease the symptoms of aging on it. For example, we can protect our skin from the negative effects of sunlight by using sun creams or shadows.

People with oily skin, because of more skin fat content, are usually have the signs of aging on their skin later than people with dry skin.

Ways to prevent wrinkles:

  • Do not expose to direct sunlight. Especially between 10am and 2pm. Ultraviolet (UV) causes skin wrinkles. Using sunscreens can be very effective in protecting the skin against sunlight, but even these products cannot absorb all the harmful rays of the sun.
  • Use sun creams with more than 15 SPF and renew it at least every two hours.
  • The use of exfoliating devices decrease skin collagen decrease and increase the wrinkles.
  • Do not smoke, cigarettes reduce the moisture content of the skin and cause early wrinkles.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Always keep your skin moisturized. Especially in the cold weather.

Reference: kidshealth

Collected by: Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

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