As you age, your skin tends to get drier, less able to maintain optimal hydration levels. The production of natural skin oils, known as sebum, slows. Sebum serves as protection as well, and so your skin becomes more susceptible to damage. But does dry skin cause wrinkles?
According to dermatologists, the answer is no (kind of). Most of the wrinkles that develop on your skin are the result of UV damage, that is, sun exposure. Some wrinkles on your face are caused by repeated muscular actions, such as smiling and frowning – those wrinkles that BOTOX fixes. And lastly, smoking can also cause wrinkles and make them worse. But if you have dry skin, this doesn’t make wrinkles. Rather, your skin will just look more wrinkled. So, while dry skin might not technically cause wrinkles, it can give you the appearance of them. Confusing, to say the least.
Anyway, that’s why we’re always promoting the benefits of keeping your skin well hydrated, whether it be with good skincare products, healthy lifestyle or a good diet. After all, “looking more wrinkled” is just as bad as actually having wrinkles, isn’t it?