What cause Wrinkles?
During the natural ageing process of the skin, as we get older, our skin gets drier, thinner and has less elastic, making harder for the body to heal itself which results in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Wrinkles can affect everyone differently as a number of factors can influence your skins behaviour from genetics to environment.
- Sun exposure (e.g., Tanning beds, UV lights)
- Dehydration (e.g. Lack of moisture will affect skin's ability to recover)
- Facial expressions
Types of Wrinkles
Being formed because of common facial expressions, if you have wrinkles such as laugh lines and frown lines it is because during your life you have expressed certain facial muscles more than others. As we age, skin becomes less elastic so when we frown or smile those lines stick as the skin cannot bounce back.
These wrinkles occur as the skin loses it elastic structure in the skin, and are usually caused because of over-exposure to the UV rays, smoking, air pollution and other environmental factors. These wrinkles can appear on your cheeks, upper lip, the base of the neck, they start as superficial lines but over time they deepen and cause the skin to sag.
Atrophic wrinkles are wrinkles that run parallel to each other and usually appear on the forehead between your eyebrows. These wrinkles occur due to ageing and loss of collagen, elasticity and the thinning of the skin.
Also known as sleep wrinkles, they are created from sleeping on your stomach or side. As you sleep, your face gets squashed with the pillow and these leaves lines and indents on the skin; they usually fade throughout the day but as you age, these lines and wrinkles will form permanently.
As the name suggests, these wrinkles occur due to gravity and the deflation affect. Gravitational wrinkles appear as sagging skin, as the loss of collagen and elasticity will lead to the skin sagging over time.