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Fine Lines & Wrinkles Explained

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Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen and elastin provide the support structure for skin, helping to keep it smooth and resilient. As these fibers break down, the skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity. When this happens, fine lines and wrinkles can begin to appear. For most, exposure to the sun's damaging UV rays is the major cause of skin aging resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture. Heredity, the natural aging process and even years of facial expression can also play a role. Most people first notice fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes and mouth.

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Breakouts Explained

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While facial breakouts are most common in teenagers, they can also be an issue throughout the 20s, 30s and even into the 40s. For some, acne may appear for the first time in adulthood. In general, the causes of facial breakouts in adults are the same as those in teenagers.

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Sun Damage Explained

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Sun damage (also known as photodamage) of the skin can either be acute like sunburn, or chronic like the gradual changes of the skin caused by an accumulation of sun exposure throughout your life. Chronic photodamage results in either a cosmetic change in the skin's appearance, such as fine and coarse wrinkles, or changes that are of medical and health concerns, such as pre-cancerous lesions. The sun can also change skin through freckles, discolored areas of the skin, sallowness and more. There's very strong evidence that ultraviolet light is the cause of most of the changes associated with the premature signs of aging skin.expression can also play a role. Most people first notice fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes and mouth.

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