From about the age of 13, we start to pay attention to our face.Actually, it was proven that even babies prefer a human face over any other shape!
Over the decades, face changes its appearance, but some things remain the same.
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest of the body; that’s why it shows the first signs of aging?
Or that the eyebrows thins and shortens as we age (or because of certain thyroid conditions) ?
How about that we have 43 muscles on the face from which 23 pairs of muscles insert in the mouth area? -Yes, that many-
Or that we use more muscles when we are upset than when we laugh?
Or that sun protection is important if we want to prevent wrinkles?
Nothing ages the face skin more then sun rays, actually more than 75% of skin ageing is related to sun exposure!That beautiful holiday suntan is just a skin defence mechanism to minimise the DNA damage of the skin.
And the next major aging factor is smoking: smokers will have earlier eyes and upper lip wrinkles ! And I will just mention that a smoker’s skin has an unhealthy complexion.
How about the liver spots on the sides of the face? It has nothing to do with the liver, actually there are just simple age spots from prolonged sun exposure!
And please note that a thick lips face needs thick eyebrows ! Eyebrows fashion comes and go….
Or did you know that black eyebrows gives the face an older, harsher look? While thicker, darker eyelashes gives a sexy, youthful look!
Over-plucking may need a make-up trick or two to improve the shape or thickness of the eyebrows.
I hope I shone a bit of light on the face matter.
Corina Lucian MFHT