There is a time in life when you can't escape it. Wrinkles happen ... At what age do the first wrinkles appear? How are they formed? When to start applying suitable creams? tells you everything.

The first wrinkles
The first wrinkles

 What are wrinkles?

These are linear furrows on the surface of the skin caused by folds in the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and dermis (located between the epidermis and the hypodermis). More simply: as we age, the skin becomes thinner, becomes drier, and therefore wrinkles.

What are the causes of the appearance of wrinkles?

Skin aging is a programmed genetic phenomenon. No one escapes it. However, other factors come into play such as solar radiation, pollution, tobacco, stress, lack of sleep, food imbalance ... There are also (unfortunately) skin types more prone to wrinkles than others.

At what age do the first fine lines and wrinkles appear?

We only talk about wrinkles when they become apparent. Between the ages of 20 and 30, small fine lines appear especially at the corners of the eyes and/or around the mouth. Around 35 years of age, expression lines set in. From the age of 45, chronological aging is more visible, we speak of deep wrinkles. Then, it is hormonal aging (linked to the drop in estrogen levels during menopause) that takes over with the arrival of small brown spots.

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On the face, where do expression lines appear?

By dint of smiling, frowning (the famous lion's wrinkle), blinking ... expression lines set in. Where? More particularly on the forehead, around the lips (at the level of the nasolabial fold), and the eyes (the crow's feet).

wrinkles Age
wrinkles Age

At what age should you start anti-wrinkle creams?

It is generally recommended to start anti-wrinkles around the age of 25. Why? Because it is at this age that the first expression lines very often appear. But if you have it before, you can start using anti-wrinkle formulas. it also depends on the type of skin, because anti-wrinkle creams are not always suitable for combination or oily skin as they are rich.

For the first expression lines, which cream or treatment to apply?

The ideal is to use a treatment adapted to these first wrinkles, that is to say, a product targeted at mechanical micro-contractions. Since in this case at this age, we are not treating hormonal aging, nor chronological but mechanical aging.

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Should you use anti-wrinkle cream every day?

Yes, it is important to apply it to the face every day and even morning and night. It will only be more effective. That said, there are also vegetable oils known for their anti-wrinkle properties because their composition helps maintain the elasticity and suppleness of the skin.

How to prevent the appearance of wrinkles?

A balanced lifestyle (healthy food, good sleep, 1.5 L of water per day ...) helps prevent them. Likewise, the regular use of suitable beauty products slows down the skin aging process. Be careful also to protect yourself from the sun and not to expose yourself too much (in any case never without sunscreen of sufficient index according to your phototype).

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