November 28, 2014
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Aging Skin and Wrinkles

What causes wrinkles?

What causes wrinkles?

What causes wrinkles? Most often, they're produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each person's unique genetic predisposition. As we age, we also lose subcutaneous fat and our skin becomes thinner - the result is the increasing appearance of wrinkles.

One of the effects of intrinsic aging is that less estrogen is produced by the body, which leads to the loss of elasticity and reduced collagen levels (causing the skin to appear "looser"), and eventually results in drier skin and the formation of wrinkles. If you're going through menopause, you may want to adapt your skin care routine and choose products that are specifically formulated for mature skin.

Protect exposed skin from the sun and stick to a basic skin care routine that includes a suitable cleanser and moisturizer. Look for skin care products that are specially designed for aging skin - these often contain beneficial ingredients such as amino peptides, vitamins and botanicals that can help to replenish hydration and smooth out the appearance of fine lines.

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