We all know what wrinkles are, and we all dread having them. They start developing as early as your 20s, and only continue to deepen as you age. Usually, they come from different things like genetics, facial movements, and rubbing the skin. And, there are various different types of wrinkles that can form on your face. Below, we discuss the different wrinkles that are common to most people.
These lines are usually some of the first to appear on the skin. Because, we use our eye area so often, that it eventually breaks down the skin there. Then, lines form and they look like little crow footprints, hence the name. Usually, these form because we squint so often in the sun. And, experts believe that people will probably have more of these since we spend so much time squinting at screens now. The best way to fight these is to prevent them by wearing protective eyewear like sunglasses outside.
This one you may not have heard of before, but they’re incredibly common. Basically, this is that droopy area of skin that hangs below each eye on some people. Usually, the cause of this is a decrease in the amount of fat in the cheek pads around this area. So, the skin under your eyes starts sagging and forming that trough of skin. This usually goes hand in hand with dark circles, and it’s most common in elderly people.
This can refer to any of the signs of aging around the eyes. Eye wrinkles start forming before any other wrinkles on the body. We blink so often, rub our eyes, and squint, which causes the area around the eyes to break down and detach from the muscle there. In addition to that, the skin there is super thin, and it only gets thinner as we age. So, it’s a lot easier to damage that skin and make it wrinkle because of the thinness there.
Another name for these wrinkles is smile or laugh lines. Basically, this is two skin folds running from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. And, these often get more pronounced as you get older. These are some of the most noticeable wrinkles, so they can be frustrating to deal with. But, injections and anti-aging creams can help get rid of this. Excess skin, thinning skin, and excess cheek fat often lead to the development of these lines.
These lines are also incredibly common. These are the vertical wrinkles that appear on the forehead between the eyebrows. And, it’s usually due to the loss of elasticity in the skin over time. Because, every time we use our faces, it causes a slow breakdown of elasticity. So, every time you frown, laugh, or smile, you’re technically making wrinkles in your skin. Then, you keep losing collagen as you age so these stubborn lines deepen over time.
These are long vertical lines that appear laterally on the chin. Basically, these take on the general impression of your face as you move it around. And, you often can look angry or upset when these lines are pronounced. These don’t come until years later. In other words, they are a sign of advanced aging, and appear most often in elderly people. Some people don’t get them, however. It all depends on your facial structure and anatomy.
The best way to fight wrinkles is to prevent them. You can do this by applying sunscreen every day, wearing sunglasses, and using an anti-aging product from your 30s onward. If you’re past that point, you still have hope. Many anti-aging creams on the market contain wrinkle fighting ingredients that can lessen the appearance of them over time. And, you can always get injections and surgery, if you can budget that. Or, you could choose to do none of that and just let them be. It’s all up to you and your preferences on how to fight aging.