2. What Causes Lines and Wrinkles?
Lines and wrinkles develop due to a combination of factors. The natural aging process plays a significant role, as over time, the skin loses elasticity and the production of collagen decreases. This results in the skin becoming thinner and less able to snap back into place after facial expressions.
Environmental factors also contribute to the development of lines and wrinkles. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to premature aging. Other external factors include lifestyle choices such as smoking, which can speed up the aging process due to the harmful chemicals affecting the skin’s elasticity and color.
Repetitive facial expressions are another cause of lines and wrinkles. Over the years, making the same expressions—such as squinting, frowning, or smiling—can lead to permanent lines as the skin loses its ability to bounce back.