Wrinkles are as inevitable as the passage of time. We might be careful with time in the sun, change our sleeping position, or buy facial exercise contraptions, but we simply will not escape the eventual wrinkles. Our skin changes as we age, and the plump tissue underneath is diminished through loss of fat and moisture. Then skin loses its tautness, and wrinkles and fine lines can form. Our expression, over time, can wear lines into our face that eventually become permanent.
Although genetics is the central factor determining skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for people with lighter skin. Pollutants and smoking also contribute to wrinkling, as can a poor diet. There are many surgical and nonsurgical interventions that can restore a youthful appearance, rejuvenate the skin, and take years off your face.