The natural aging process generally produces lines and wrinkles, age spots, splotches and pigmentation problems, broken capillaries, dull skin texture and color, and other skin flaws.
Aging skin can cause previously attractive features, such as a mole or birthmark, to become unattractive. Likewise, previously unnoticeable features such as scars can become more apparent as wrinkles form around them.
Sun damage compounds the aging process. Ultraviolet light from the sun penetrates all the layers of skin, including those that fortify it and lend it resilience.
Anti-aging creams and topical products only treat the milder symptoms of aging, such as damage to the skin's uppermost layers.