Health and Beauty

12 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Skin Aging


1.  Wrinkles can begin as early as the age of 25

2. Studies show that more than 68% of people who use tanning beds feel that the practice is causing their skin to age prematurely

3. If you smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day in a span of 10 years, deep wrinkles & leathery skin texture are likely to develop than a non-smoker


4. Repetitive facial movements like frowning & squinting can lead to fine lines and wrinkles

5. Age spots are actually “sun spots”. They have little to do with the passing of time but more as a result of too much sun exposure

6. Sleeping on your side adds wrinkles on chin and cheeks while sleeping face-down leads to a furrowed brow

7. The pull of gravity is one factor that causes skin to sag and other facial areas to droop as we age


8. Washing your face more than twice a day can strip the essential oils off your skin and lead to moisture loss

9. Vitamin C is a potent defense against UV rays from the sun which is linked directly with skin cancer

10. People who use sunscreen daily show 24 percent less skin aging than those who don’t

11. Soda prematurely ages you because of its high levels of a chemical known as phosphates

12. Ceramides – a natural anti-aging lipid found in the skin decrease as we age therefore causing dryness, wrinkles and thinning of skin

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