The 5 Most Common Places For Wrinkles To Appear
Believe it or not, wrinkles aren’t something that only appear on your face. Wherever you have skin, you have the potential to develop a wrinkle or two. But there are five places on the body where wrinkles tend to appear the most often, and knowing the specifics about these pesky blemishes can help you turn back the clock (or prevent them from forming in the first place):
There are a variety of reasons why wrinkles form in the chest area of your skin. Time is one; most women don’t see chest wrinkles until they are in their 40’s or older, when the inevitable loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity makes this region vulnerable to wrinkle development. Extreme weight loss can also be responsible for chest wrinkles, especially for those which have more of a vertical slant.
“Venus Rings”, the more common term for neck wrinkles, are the horizontal wrinkles which stretch across the front (and sometimes the back) of the neck. Certain repetitive muscle movements can contribute to neck wrinkle formation, as well as severe weather or excessive sun exposure. Unlike chest wrinkles, neck wrinkles can develop as early as your late 20′, and have a distinctly saggy look.
Lip wrinkles are the small vertical lines which can develop around the mouth, usually starting at the outer edge of the lip and extending up into the moustache or down into the chin area. For the most part, these appear with age when the body’s natural collagen production begins to slow down. To a lesser extent, smokers tend to develop these lines more often due to the frequent pursing of their lips.
There are two different types of forehead wrinkles: vertical and horizontal. The horizontal wrinkles stretch all the way across the forehead, starting just above the eyebrows and usually ending just short of the hairline. Vertical wrinkles tend to form right between the eyebrows and stop short of the bridge of the nose. While aging, sun exposure, and gravity can all contribute to these unsightly wrinkles, they can develop at almost any age due to repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions.
Whether you’re talking about “tear troughs”, “crows’ feet” or bags under the eyes, this region of the face is one of the most vulnerable to the appearance of wrinkles. Crows’ feet tend to develop because of frequent squinting or regular exposure to extreme weather. Eye bags and tear troughs, though, can be blamed more on the natural aging process. As orbital fat deposits melt away and gravity continues to pull skin down, these blemishes will develop due to the lack of support and the lessening of skin elasticity.
Everyone will experience certain changes in their bodies as they grow older. But that doesn’t mean you have to look older than you feel. With the right diet, a good exercise plan, and an effective beauty regimen, anyone can dramatically improve the look of their skin. To get started on your beauty regimen, why not check out our reviews and comparisons of today’s top anti-wrinkle products?