- June 7th 2018
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- General Public
There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles. The most obvious factor is, of course, aging. As the body ages it slows down production of a lot of proteins and other substances that contribute to a strong support system within the skin. Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which each contribute to the firmness, elasticity, and hydration of the skin becomes less ubiquitous. This leads to the skin becoming duller, looser, and sagging, ultimately leading to lines and wrinkles. While age is a huge factor in this, there are also things that can speed up the degradation of these important substances within the skin and making wrinkles appear prematurely, or worsening their appearance. Sun exposure, lack of water, poor diet habits, pollution, and lifestyle habits such as smoking, can also cause or exacerbate wrinkles.
Types of wrinkles
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