Yo-Yo Dieting and Wrinkles

Some experts believe that years of repeated yo-yo dieting — losing and gaining back large amounts of weight — can damage the skin. Repeated stretching of the skin may damage the elastic structure that gives skin its youthful, firm tone.

What you can do: If you’ve decided to lose weight, do it at a reasonable pace. Most experts recommend losing a pound a week. Avoid binge eating, which leads to rapid weight gain that could stretch the skin.