The always-wise Dolly Parton once said (via her pivotal role as sassy hairstylist Truvy Jones in the classic chick flick “Steel Magnolias”), “Time marches on, and sooner or later you realize it’s marching across your face.” As depressing as that idea is, it’s the truth. We can’t stop the aging process from protruding on our lives in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. However, we can give aging a run for its money by educating ourselves on the factors that cause these dreaded cracks in our complexion and the solutions to keep them at bay for as long as possible. To help you put up a good fight, we’re giving you the 411 on fine lines.
1. They’re equal-opportunity offenders. Have you heard the myth that claims that oily-skinned people don’t get wrinkles as quickly as those of the drier variety? Not true. We’re all at risk for developing premature lines and wrinkles, especially when we’re not taking the proper precautions to keep the signs of aging at bay.
2. They’re BFFs with the sun. Line formation can be accelerated by excessive sun exposure. So, while we love the sun and its warm, vitamin D-filled shine, it’s no bueno for our mugs. Make sure to apply — and reapply — sunscreen every day. Your face will thank you.
Product Recommendations: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 40
3. They’re a product of lack of elasticity and moisture. Over time, the production of elastin and collagen (the two things that keep our skin plump and supple) decreases, resulting in wrinkled, saggy skin. Don’t panic. Equip yourself with a great night cream and/or serum and those not-so-cute effects will be kept where they belong: away from your face.
Which of these fine-line facts was the most surprising? Tell us in the comments below!
About the Author:Angela helps inspire and inform the Makeup.com audience by delivering the latest beauty tips, tricks and trends.