What causes wrinkles and fine lines?
These are caused by a breakdown of the collagen fibres in the skin.This breakdown is due to natural ageing but can be heavily accelerated by UV damage, free radical damage, neglect, lifestyle (high caffeine, high GI foods) and medication. Age, stress, lifestyle and the New Zealand sun are all big contributors.
You may also notice a lack of firmness in the skin as you age - this is also due to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen is responsible for the structure (scaffold) of the skin and elastin is responsible for the 'sit and fit' of the skin.
Life changes your skin but you can change it back with cosmeceutical-grade skincare and advanced non-invasive skin treatments, and by changing certain lifestyle factors.