Signs of Facial Aging


Just because aging is inevitable, doesn’t mean that you can’t delay it. Yes, you will age, but you can also age well. And really, knowing is half the battle; the more you know about the signs of aging, the better you can fight them. It’s time to finally put a name to our long-time foe by listing and identifying the most common signs of facial aging.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the fine creases that appear in the corner of your eyes. They form as a result of decades of muscle movement, and they’re often one of the most prominent signs of aging. Also called “laugh lines” or “character lines,” crow’s feet are also often the first noticeable signs of aging, and some of the hardest to hide.

Sun Damage

Sun damage to the face manifests itself as hyperpigmentation, which are basically spots and freckles. What happens is that as we get older, the damaged skin cells we’ve accumulated start to migrate and gather to the surface of the skin as darker spots and blotches.

Puffy Eyes

As we continue to age, the thin skin around our eyes start to thin and droop. Combine that with the drooping of muscle and connective tissue, and the pockets of fat underneath our eyes start to shift, making the area underneath our eyes look incredibly puffy.

Smoker’s Lines

Smoker’s lines are the many fine lines that appear around your mouth, making them look more crepe-like and wrinkled. These troublesome little lines form after decades of repeated use: whether it’s talking, drinking from a straw or bottle, or even yes, smoking.

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are the deep creases that form from the corners of the mouth all over the chin. They’re a result of our skin getting looser and losing volume, making us look gaunt overall. Marionette lines often have the unintended effect of making the person look like they’re frowning all the time.

Sagging Skin

As we get older, we start to lose facial fat and collagen and elastin, important proteins that help make us look younger and healthier. As a result, our skin gets less firm and starts to sag and droop, making wrinkles and deep creases even more prominent.

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