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Over time, the sun's ultraviolet light damages fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily, and takes longer to heal. So while sun damage may not show when you're young, it will later in life.

From: The Effects of Aging on Skin WebMD Medical Reference

Source: skincarephysicians.com web site: ''Causes of Aging Skin.''

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

Source: skincarephysicians.com web site: ''Causes of Aging Skin.''

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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