Collagen, which is critically important to providing a youthful-looking skin begins to reduce starting around the age of twenty-five. Research shows that the production of collagen begins to decrease at a rate of 1% per year. All of this leads to the formation of fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles. There is a reduction in elasticity, so the skin is more prone to sagging. It becomes weaker, and broken capillaries may now become visible. The skin, instead of having a youthful glow, it becomes dull looking. This is because there is a reduction in blood circulation, which means the skin is getting less nutrition and oxygen.
This is the layer where once the ageing process begins, the most prominent signs are sagging and drooping skin. It has much less volume because there has been a reduction in cells that can store lipids that the skin needs. Deeper wrinkles are now more prominent.
While everyone eventually goes through the ageing process, there are some individuals where this process begins at a younger age, and they experience premature ageing.
There is no fountain of youth that prevents ageing, but the good news is that there are a lot of excellent treatments that have the capability of reversing a good deal of the physical signs of this as well as slowing down the process.