A plastic and aesthetic surgeon, Dr Ayobami Aranmolate has revealed that exposure to sun causes 80 percent of most common facial wrinkles and age spots.
Aranmolate told News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos that the major factor responsible for accelerating aging was the sun.
He said “exposure to sun causes most of the skin changes that we think of as normal part of aging process.
“Aging process starts from age 20, which is called the second decade of life when you start to notice visible signs of aging.
“Sometimes, there are certain things that affect some people and it makes them age quicker compared with others.
“Over time, the sun light damages the fibre in the skin called elastin. The skin begins to sag, stretch and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching.
“Also, the skin bruises and tears more easily, taking longer to heal.
“While sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life.”