The main cause of lines and wrinkles is the natural ageing process which is due to decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins are responsible for our skin’s firmness and elasticity, but production drops as we age. However, use of an SPF to protect skin from harmful UV rays, avoid smoking, drinking plenty of water and follow a good skincare routine are number of ways to postpone this process.
Most people begin to see the first signs of ageing skin in their 30s, but this can vary due to lifestyle and genetic factors. Deeper-set wrinkles like laughter lines and crow’s feet usually appear when we get into our 40s. Smoking and sun exposure speed the skin-ageing process up, so if you want to keep your skin looking younger for longer, avoid these.