Fine lines and Wrinkles
The appearance of fine lines on the surface of the skin usually indicates the beginning of the ageing process. These lines become more pronounced as we get older due to diminishing levels of collagen and elastin production in the skin, a loss of moisture, and the supporting fatty tissue from the deeper layers of the skin starting to naturally breakdown.
Over time these fine lines mature into wrinkles as the ageing process goes on, and with repetitive muscle contractions day in day out, expressions such as smiling, frowning and raising our eyebrows for example, causes these lines to deepen and become more permanent.
Environmental and lifestyle factors such as exposure to the sun, smoking, alcohol consumption and pollution can all play a part in reducing the skins integrity and bring about an acceleration in the ageing process due to triggering the destruction of collagen and elastin.