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Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in TellMeWhy |

Why Do People Get Wrinkles?

Why Do People Get Wrinkles?

Why Do People Get Wrinkles? Wrinkles are due mainly to the loss of elasticity of the skin. When people are young, the skin stretches tightly over the muscles of the face, much like a rubber mask.

As we grow older, our skin loses some of its stretch. Faces tend to shrink as some of the fat disappears from under the skin.

Because of this loss of elasticity, the skin no longer fits as tightly. The skin begins to sag, causing wrinkles to appear. Wrinkles can also be caused by staying in the sun for long periods of time. Too much sun dries out the oils in the skin, causing it to become dry.

As people age, it’s normal to get wrinkles. And a person who has spent a lot of time in the sun, at tanning salons, or smoking cigarettes might have a lot of them. Eventually, however, everyone will have at least a few wrinkles. It’s a natural part of the aging process.

Can wrinkles go away? Wrinkles may not completely disappear, but there are ways to smooth them, boost your confidence and improve how you feel about your skin. Also, certain ingredients in foods, such as vitamin C in tomatoes, may keep your skin healthy and prevent wrinkles.

What really works for wrinkles? The only FDA-approved topical treatment for wrinkles is tretinoin, known commercially as Retin A. This prescription cream reduces fine lines and large wrinkles, and repairs sun damage. Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A found in many over-the-counter products.

Content for this question contributed by Rebecca Anderson, resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA