Arthur Perry, M.D. YouBeauty Cosmetic Surgery Expert replied about 1 year ago:
You're just on time! 30 is that magic age when your skin makes a big change. After age 30, your skin loses 1% of its thickness each year. It loses 1% of its collagen, the strong protein of the skin, 1% of its elastin, the stretchy fibers of the skin, and 1% of its hyaluronic acid, the sugary substance that keeps your skin moist. By the time you reach 40, you've lost 10% of the thickness of your skin. That, along with the repetitive motions of the skin cause actual cracks. When you look in the mirror at those cracks, you see wrinkles. By feeding your skin the substances that are scientifically proven to make a difference - things like vitamins A, C, B3, B5 and the fruit acids, you really can maintain the thickness of your skin for as long as possible. There is no question that if you start your skin care program at your age, you will be better off than if you waited until you actually see those wrinkles.