Did you know?
Wrinkles are the external signs of the changes that are happening at every level of the skin, from the surface (epidermis) to the deeper layers (dermis).
The repeated contractions of the facial muscles will eventually cause wrinkles, especially on the forehead, in the nasolabial folds, around the eyes…
Moreover, the slower cellular renewal process, the degradation of the supporting fibers in the dermis (elastin and collagen), and the “lethargy” of the fibroblasts – the cells that produce these fibers – are responsible for the loss of density and elasticity that ultimately produces wrinkles.
Skin dehydration is one of the most important factors involved in the formation of wrinkles. In fact, the hydrolipidic barrier (combination of water and lipids whose role is to protect the skin’s surface) of dry skin is of a lesser quality.
Therefore, it is more fragile and vulnerable to external aggressions.
Also, when it severely lacks water and lipids, dry skin loses its density more rapidly, as if it were “depulping”.
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Wrinkles will appear sooner on dry skin than on oily skin.