Wrinkles

Wrinkles mainly happen on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure, including the face, neck, the backs of the hands, and the tops of the forearms.

Wrinkles fall into two categories: fine, surface lines and deeper furrows. If your wrinkles bother you, or if you're looking to prevent them in the first place, you have options.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Factors that promote wrinkling include:

  • Smoking
  • Skin type (people with light-colored skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to sun damage)
  • Heredity (some families wrinkle more)
  • Sun exposure

Though you can't control all of those factors, you can do something about two of them: Minimize your sun exposure and don't smoke.