Time marches on, we all get older, and our skin shows the signs of aging. Some people age beautifully with great looking skin; others slather on creams and odd gunk in a futile battle to chase away wrinkles and age spots. Then there is always the Kenny Rogers-style facelift solution... What is the difference between aging with lots of wrinkles or just a few? Genetics and environmental factors, of course.
What causes skin aging?Both genetics and environmental factors influence how your skin looks as you age. Environmental factors that influence skin aging include: [ref]
- Sun exposure (UV, visible light, and infra-red)
- Cigarette smoking
- Air pollution
- Cosmetic products
Genetic variants that cause wrinkles:
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