Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are the result of reduced elastin and collagen, and often the first tell-tale signs of maturing skin – especially in those highly active areas of facial expression around the mouth and the eyes. There is often a degree of asymmetry to the lines, as we tend to smile or frown more on one side than the other or consistently sleep on the same cheek.
Many factors, like cigarette smoke, other environmental factors as well as dryness contribute to lines, but no matter how well we look after our skin, all of us will eventually bare these signs of the passage of time.
The various degrees of severity that are found:
- Mild – Fine lines and wrinkles which can be adequately covered by make-up.
- Moderate – Can also be covered with make-up, but it will not hide the lines as effectively. This form is typically early wrinkling, with a sallow complexion.
- Advanced – Requires coverage by foundation, rather than make-up. This is persistent wrinkling, often accompanied by skin discolouration, with broken blood vessels, sun damage, and skin laxity.
- Severe – Deep and severe wrinkling and furrows, usually with sunspots, neither of which can be adequately disguised by make-up or foundation.
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