Before we get into the aesthetics and emotions surrounding wrinkles, let's understand the biology:
Collagen and Elastin: Think of these as the scaffolding of our skin. They keep it firm, bouncy, and smooth. As we age, their production wanes, leading to the natural formation of wrinkles.
Skin's Natural Oils: The dewy softness of youthful skin is partly due to natural oils. Over time, the production of these oils decreases, making skin drier and lines more pronounced.
Repeated Facial Expressions: Our faces are canvases of emotions. Years of smiling, frowning, or even deep concentration can etch lines into our skin. These aren't just wrinkles; they're reminders of a thousand shared jokes, worries, and dreams.