The Difference Between Fine Lines & Wrinkles

We start noticing fine lines around our eyes and mouth in our late 20’s to mid-30’s. We can either freak out or take a more balanced approach.

Most of us view facial creases as a sign of aging, but not all folds were created equally.

Fine lines and wrinkles may sound like interchangeable terms but they are not the same.

What is the difference between fine line and a wrinkle?

Fine lines are small, shallow creases that form on thin, delicate skin. Fine lines on our face are associated with repetitive movements (frowning, smiling, squinting, and laughing). Fine lines deepen as we get older because the collagen and elastin beneath the surface of your skin begin the breakdown, which is typical in the skin’s natural aging process. This means that as we age, our skin loses its ability to smoothly snap back into place after you smile or make a facial expression.

Wrinkles form when fine lines are not treated quickly and begin to deepen. Wrinkles tend to form in certain areas of the face more quickly, often progressing into deep facial folds, in areas where your face has gradually suffered volume loss. Left untreated, wrinkles can lead to deep creases.

How to Treat Fine Lines

Please DO NOT STOP LAUGHING AND SMILING just to prevent fine lines! But take action to prevent turning fine lines into wrinkles. Because fine lines are so superficial, they respond to treatments faster and easier than deeper wrinkles do. From the start, wearing sunscreen, especially on your face, to prevent sun damage that ultimately leads to wrinkles. Adopt healthy habits such as, eating plenty of, rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and staying hydrated. Use skincare products that are formulated for your specific skin type and concerns and moisturize daily!

Which fine lines and wrinkles fact surprises you the most? What’s your best anti-ageing habit?

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