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at what age does the skin start to get noticeable wrinkles?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Skin aging: Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years regardless of outside influences. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, less elastin production, and less gag formation.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Wrinkles on skin: There is no fixed age foe wrinkles to start.It depends on your genes, your race, your exposure over the years to sun, your diet and of course your age.Every body will get wrinkles if you live long enough and it isnatural part of aging but when you start with wrinkles varies.

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At what age does the skin start to get wrinkles and crowsfeet?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: As early as late 30s to 50s depending on sun exposure, genetics, smoking and nutritional status.
A 16-year-old male asked:

What age does the skin stop being so elastic?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Genetics: Skin elasticity is a function of genetics and photo aging. In other words your genes matter but so does your behavior throughout your life. The more sun exposure you get the more uva exposure...This accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the fibers responsible for elasticity.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Does foundation age your skin?

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Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Sun damage and smoking are two things that age your skin. Using a good foundation that has spf and using a sunscreen underneath the foundation will help protect your skin.

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