3 causes of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are one of the most troublesome skin problems. Aside from it being difficult to completely remove, its main causes and factors are also difficult to avoid. While it is generally possible to have them reduced and removed through skin care routine and treatments that are more or less effective in addressing wrinkles, it is still very important to be aware of its causes. Here are the top 3 causes of Wrinkles you should know of.

  • Sun Damage

While it may be hard to believe, too much sun exposure can actually be troublesome when our skin takes a lot of damage. Compared to other external and internal damage, sun damage is probably the most dangerous and difficult to address. This is because sun damage results from ultraviolet rays that are rather intense and can penetrate deep into the skin. As it causes damage deep in the skin, many skin conditions develop. These include premature aging, liver spots, keratosis and of course wrinkles. 


Additionally, what makes sun damage especially difficult to address is that it is cumulative. It even covers tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet rays. These may add up on and on until the deeper layers of your skin are unable to recover and repair, causing premature aging that results in wrinkles and other skin conditions. 

  • Smoke Damage

Smoking is one of the culprits that cause wrinkles. As we know, smoking is so unhealthy for the body and the skin. And it is so unhealthy that it causes rapid skin aging. This originally starts from the red blood cells that circulate around the body including the skin and they contain chemicals from the cigarette instead of nutrients and sufficient oxygen. Of course, this rapid skin aging inevitably results in fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, there is a particular fine line associated with smoking called Smoker’s Lines. 

  • Repeated Damage

Repeated damage is primarily caused by repetitive movements that causes the skin to move back and forth, forming wrinkles. These movements are usually facial expressions such as smiling and laughing. While it is rather difficult to stop smiling and laughing, experts say that these two should be somehow limited or if possible, try forming different smiling and laughing movements.