Why Does Skin Wrinkle as we Age?
Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years, regardless of external influences. Starting at age 20, we produce 1 - 1.5% less skin collagen on average each year, and the loss only accelerates from there. As a result, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile. There’s also a similar decline in your skin’s production of elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Without supplementation we produce, on average, 25% less collagen by age 40 than we did in our youth, and by age 60, our bodies are producing a shocking 50% less collagen
produced each year after the age of 20
produced each year after the age of 40
produced each year after the age of 60
Some wrinkle formation, as a result of intrinsic aging is inevitable, but it is slight compared to the accelerated aging effects of these external factors. This is what's really behind accelerated skin aging: