FACIAL LINES AND WRINKLES
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WHAT ARE WRINKLES?
As we get older,facial muscles begin to slacken and your skin becomes less elastic. This creates fine lines, moderate lines or deeper folds in the skin that we call wrinkles.
They are found where your facial muscles move and you can get frown lines, forehead lines and squint lines at the corners of your eyes (crow's feet). Deeper folds may appear between your nose and mouth known as nasolabial folds. These wrinkles are as a result of lost facial volume that occurs as we age.
WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES?
Wrinkles are part of the natural ageing process. Genetics play an important part, however, environmental factors, such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and smoking, can dry your skin and make wrinkles appear at a younger age. An unhealthy diet may also cause wrinkles to appear at a younger age.
Wrinkles usually appear on areas of your skin that are most exposed to the sun, such as your face, neck, backs of your hands and upper arms. This is because UV radiation from the sun damages the DNA in your skin cells, which causes your skin to age. Whilst some sunlight is important because your skin uses it to produce vitamin D,too much sun is harmful and people who spend a lot of time in the sun, particularly without protecting their skin, with sun screen may develop fine lines and wrinkles at an earlier age.
Cigarette smoke affects your skin in several ways. It dries your skin out and it constricts your blood vessels. This reduces the supply of oxygen and vital nutrients to your skin. Research suggests that smoking may also cause an increase in the production of an enzyme that breaks down collagen – the part of your skin that keeps it looking firm. As a result, people who smoke are more likely to have facial wrinkles at a younger age. Puckering up your lips when you smoke also causes lines to form around your mouth (known as smoker's lines)and eyes.