While growing older is inevitable, the visible signs of aging don’t have to be. We’re all familiar with the usual suspects: crow’s feet and laugh lines, subtle crinkles and deeper folds. But, did you know that there are five categories of creases? From fine lines to more prominent pleats, here are the different types of wrinkles that can pop up as you age - and how to use Eminence Organics to minimize their appearance.
1. Expression lines
Unlike the muscles in the rest of the body (which are connected to our bones), facial muscles are attached to our skin tissue (Byrdie). When we smile or frown, the muscles beneath the skin contract and expand, causing temporary creases and expression lines. As we repeat these expressions over time, the creases deepen and become more permanent facial fixtures, taking the form of fine lines between our brows, crow’s feet in the outer corners of our eyes and laugh lines around our mouths. While expression lines certainly add character, we appreciate the desire to plump their appearance. We recommend adding Eminence Organics Hibiscus Instant Line Filler to your daily skin care routine - and carrying it with you for on-the-go touchups - to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles in minutes.
2. Elastic wrinkles
Basking in the sun may seem harmless in our younger years, but this dangerous past time can wreak havoc on our skin. UV rays damage collagen fibres (the protein that gives the skin its structure) and elastin (the protein that helps the skin bounce back), contributing to the appearance of tiny creases on the cheeks, upper lip and neck (The New York Times). NewBeauty suggests incorporating exfoliating peels into your skin care routine to combat the appearance of these vexing wrinkles. The award-winning Eminence Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel works double duty to hydrate the skin deeply and visibly firm its appearance, revealing a more youthful looking complexion.
3. Gravitational folds
Do you struggle with sagging skin? If so, you aren’t alone. As we age, gravity takes its course, causing the tissue that gives our skin its elasticity to gradually deflate. The result: skin that appears to fold and droop. When paired with looser looking skin along the jawline, these gravitational folds can cause a “jowling effect” around the neck area (Livestrong). Luckily, our Hibiscus Ultra Lift Neck Cream is your skin care savior. The all-natural active ingredients in this revitalizing treatment give sagging skin an instant boost, unveiling a smoother, more lifted appearance.
4. Dry wrinkles
As we grow older, the epidermal glands responsible for secreting oil begin to shrink (The New York Times). Without its protective layer of oil, the skin loses its ability to stay moisturized and takes on a dry, crepey texture, forming fine parallel lines on the forehead and décolletage. To replenish your skin’s moisture, we recommend adding our Blueberry Soy Repair Masque to your weekly skin care routine. This delicious smelling treatment plumps and soothes dehydrated skin for an enriched and radiant looking complexion.
5. Compression lines
Compression lines are the latest category of wrinkles to be discovered. After a deep night’s sleep, these tiny pleats appear on the face, neck and chest and are caused by compressing your face against your pillow while you sleep (Byrdie). While these grooves often disappear during the day, if you don’t alter your sleeping habits, they can eventually stay put long-term. Aside from sleeping on your back, we recommend applying Eminence Organics' best selling Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck before bed. This ultra rich moisturizer leaves skin looking firmer, smoother and more youthful by morning.
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