Why do some people get wrinkles?

Once you reach adulthood, your skin stops growing. It loses its elasticity, taking a little longer to spring back into shape when you laugh or furrow your brow. Wrinkles form as your skin starts to sag in old age. A lifetime of smiling leaves wrinkles alongside your eyes (called ‘’crow’s feet’’).

UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. These fibers form the skin’s connective tissue. They are located under the surface of the skin, and they support the skin. Breaking down this layer causes the skin to become weaker and less flexible. The skin starts to droop, and wrinkles appear.

Clothes that cover the body, such as hats and long sleeves, may delay the development of wrinkles.

People who work in the sunlight have a higher chance of early wrinkles. Jobs that involve this type of exposure include fishing and farming. Sailors, golfers, beach lifeguards, and gardeners may also be more prone to skin aging.

Regular smoking accelerates the aging process of skin, because of the reduced blood supply to the skin. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, and dry skin is more likely to wrinkle.


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