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What Causes Wrinkles?

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 90% of skin changes associated with aging are caused by a lifetime’s exposure to UVA rays!

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*Above photo depicts unilateral facial UV damage caused by unprotected, daily exposure to the sun while driving.

The most preventable cause of wrinkles is ultraviolet light (UV) exposure. UV damage from the sun and other artificial sources, like tanning beds, will cause early breakdown of collagen, leading to wrinkles and sun spots/facial hyperpigmentation. High SPF sunscreen, high wrap sunglasses, and hats are all keys to protecting your skin from early aging.

 

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