Wrinkles are a normal skin condition that most people encounter when they reach a certain age. Although wrinkled skin may not be attractive to you, some forms of wrinkles are inevitable unless treated. When you reach a certain age, the skin stops producing the necessary proteins needed to keep the skin strong, soft and wrinkle-free. As a result, the face and neck start to sag and can make the skin looks years older. Although you can always spend hundreds of dollars on facial injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the best thing you can do is take care of your skin! Now that we know how to prevent wrinkles, let’s look at the common wrinkle types you can develop.
Common Wrinkle Types:
- Crows Feet – Crow’s feet, or the wrinkles that form in the outer corners of the eyes, is the most common wrinkle type. They form naturally as a person begins to age and can become worse with expression lines and sun damage. The most common age crow’s feet starts to develop is the late twenties. So, why are they called crows feet? Well, if you look closely the pattern of the wrinkles around the eyes resemble the appearance of crow’s feet. Although this particular wrinkle type can be treated with topical skin treatments and/or skin surgery, the best thing you can do is protect your eyes! This means using an SPF eye cream/ serum and wearing sunglasses when the sun is high in the sky.
- Frown Lines – Frown lines, also known as forehead wrinkles or worry lines, are another very common wrinkle type. These wrinkles tend to be deep folds or creases in the forehead that are caused by the process of aging. Although frown lines are more common in the older years, younger people can develop forehead lines from expression movements. In other words, you can develop forehead creases from consistent stress, laughing and frowning. Another way frown lines occur is dehydration and overexposure to the sun. The best thing you can do to avoid early onset frown lines is stay hydrated, relax and wear SPF when going outside.
- Marionette Lines – Marionette lines are deep creases that form on the chin. The appearance of marionette lines are more common on people who tend to frown and scorn often. Crying is also a common way to develop this type of wrinkle. These lines tend to be quite deep and form more often as a person ages. Because the lines are so deep, a topical treatment typically won’t help reduce the appearance of the lines. Botox and skin injections is the most effective way to reduce chin lines. Although not everyone will develop these lines, they become more common when a person is over exposed to the sun or have it in their genes.
- Smile Lines – Smile lines, also known as, nasolabial folds or laugh lines, are common wrinkle types that form between the sides of the nose and extend to the corners of the mouth. Although this type of wrinkle is mainly caused by aging, they can also develop from the thinning of the skin or excess cheek fat. There is not much you can do to reduce the appearance of these lines apart from having a surgical skin procedure done. Again, the best thing you can do to avoid these types of wrinkles is by using sun protection, staying hydrated and relaxing the muscles in your face as much as possible.