The first noticeable sign of ageing from 25 onwards are fine lines and wrinkles. These lines appear on different areas of the face and are the most noticeable signs of the skin ageing. First to appear are the very fine lines. These small, shallow expression lines tend to become noticeable at the outer corners of the eyes. It is no surprise that they are known as laughter lines . Fine lines can also be found on the cheeks and the forehead, the wrinkles become noticeable as horizontal lines, again they are triggered by facial expression and tend to become deeper as time goes by. Smaller, vertical lines between the brows are caused by frowning.
Deeper wrinkles form between the nose and mouth, called nasolabial folds. These are linked to the skin becoming less taut and are often associated with a loss of volume.
Loss of volume
Sometimes difficult to identify, a loss of volume is also recognised by a loss of tautness of the skin, leading to a change in the cartography of the face.The neck area can become quite rough and dry and there can be a lack of glow and bloom to the skin. The diminishing volume can give the face a changed expression and look.
Loss of density
Most common in women of post-menopausal age, a loss of density manifests itself on the surface as the skin becoming fine and delicate . Unlike wrinkles or loss of volume, loss of density affects the skin all over the face, rather than being a concern in certain areas.
It is often associated with deeper wrinkles and a loss of radiance with a tendency towards duller skin.