Why Do Young Skin Wrinkle? 10 Reasons And How To Prevent it

We all understand that wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process but it can be a bit of a shock to discover frown lines or wrinkles appearing on younger skin.

So why does young skin wrinkle? In my helpful article, we will discover some of the reasons why the symptoms and crucially how to prevent young skin wrinkling.  

So let’s get straight in with the definitive answer!  

Young skin can wrinkle due to genetics and a general lack of moisture. Weight loss, excess sugar, and methods of cooking such as frying can cause young skin to wrinkle along with too much exposure to the sun and other environmental factors. Smoking can significantly increase wrinkling in young skin.

So now we’ve hit the brief as to why you might be getting wrinkles even if you have young skin. Let’s see a quick takeaway list of some of the main reasons before we hit some detail.

Main causes of wrinkling in young skin

  • Weight loss
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure ( especially on fairer skin)
  • Smoking
  • Sugar
  • Lack of moisture
  • Some food prep uses which lots of oil such as frying and deep-fat frying
  • Poor exercise program
  • Stress

Ok now let's take a look at some background on wrinkles and fine lines on your skin, I know you want to know my super secrets on preventing them!

Read on to find out more.

How to prevent wrinkles in young skin

So now we’ve looked at some of the reasons you might know or even uncovered some you didn't know that contribute to premature ageing skin, even if your skin is young.

Let’s now uncover some of our secrets for supple, beautifully radiant wrinkle-free young skin!


Read on to discover more!

Limit your sugar intake

We all know sugar is bad for you in lots of ways, for your general health, so it’s not surprising to find out it can affect your skin too.

In a process called glycation, sugar begins the process which reduces collagen tissues in your body and kick starts the signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles, even in young skin.

AGE's, which is an abbreviation for ‘advanced glycation end products, aren’t limited to just sugary products, but also different types of food preparation such as grilling and frying, which use large amounts of oil.

Stop smoking

Smoking is never going to get a good rep! It has been linked to many medical conditions such as cancer, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Three of the biggest killers.

Smoking is also one of the worst factors for causing wrinkles in younger skin and can cause your face to look prematurely aged.

Smoking yourself is bad enough as you are likely to get duller and less healthy-looking skin, as lines can appear prematurely around your mouth and lip area.

But it’s also recommended to avoid any areas where there might be secondhand smoke too.

A recent study that compared the faces of smoking and nonsmoking identical twins clearly showed younger-looking skin in the nonsmokers.

“Smoking is also one of the worst factors for causing wrinkles in younger skin”


Wear sunscreen

Most people know that wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) over 30 can help prevent skin cancer.

According to scientific studies, UVA rays majorly reduce elastin and collagen, which are two of the major components which maintain the rigidity and youthful radiance of your skin.

So for those of us who forget our sunscreens or just don’t bother using them, it could cause young skin to appear more wrinkled and aged.

According to Dr. Kumar, skin specialist at Max Hospital, Delhi.

“wearing a moisturising sunscreen on your face each day is a habit that will benefit your skin health long-term,”


Eat a diet rich in antioxidants

Every day your skin is exposed to a huge amount of environmental pollutants or the clever words for it ‘ oxidative stress.

This is an imbalance between free radicals (which are the super oxygen healthy molecules in your skin) and the bad stuff from daily exposure to your environment.

That means young skin can be damaged and become wrinkled merely by just living your daily routine!

Although there are many good quality silky smooth serums on the market to help your skin combat the premature signs of ageing on younger skin, you can boost your anti-wrinkle regime by eating a diet rich in antioxidants.

Eating a diet rich in the below fresh fruit and vegetables will help to combat wrinkles inside and out, even if you have young skin.

  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Leafy vegs such as broccoli and kale
  • Spinach
  • Red currants
  • Mangoes
  • Kakadu plum

Many of the above fruit and vegetables are rich in vitamin C which has been scientifically proven to help reduce signs of ageing in the skin, both young and old.

To help prevent wrinkles, loss of brightness, or radiance in your skin, add a double hit of super vitamin C and antioxidants by adding good-quality 100% vegan super smooth vitamin C serum into your anti-wrinkle regime.


Have a good skincare routine

Having a good skincare routine is one of the best ways to prevent wrinkles in not just young skin, but any type of skin.

Never leave your makeup on overnight, no matter how tempting it is to just hop into bed!

Your skin will absorb any traces of makeup still on your skin and many of them contain chemicals that will contribute to any oxidative stress on your skin's radiance and suppleness.

Here at Khoeskin I recommend using 100% vegan makeup removers, cleanse and tone and finish with a collagen-boosting serum that works while you sleep!


So it doesn’t take a genius to discover that staying hydrated is important not only inside your body but also your hard-working skin on the outside!

Water is the most natural and cheapest hydrator and recent studies have proved as much!

Upping your daily water intake can help prevent loss of skin moisture from the inside and prevent signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines on young skin and as your skin matures


And to finish on…

So I hope this article has given you everything you need to know about why you might get wrinkles even if you have young skin and how you can prevent them!

Don’t forget to check out my fabulous Lift It Serum. This silky smooth feather-like serum helps to enhance elasticity through repair and strengthening of your skin’s natural collagen with a combination of Vitamin C to brighten, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, and an added boost of plant-based collagen to plump and firm skin tissues.