Its not your imagination: Your skin may still be willing, but its no longer able to bounce back quite the way it did even five years ago. With every birthday, your bodys production of collagen and elastintwo proteins responsible for skins structural support and elasticityslows down. As a result, your skin begins to stretch, especially if youve spent a lot of time in the sun.
Baby your eye area
You dont have to have ever lit up a cigarette to develop feathery vertical lines along your upper lip line, or be a Debbie Downer to get frown (aka "marionette") lines. Both are caused by a lifetime of facial expressions such as pursing your lips, smiling, and, yes, frowning. The fix usually involves some version of a plumper or filler.
According to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, most men and women are able to correctly guess if a woman is in her 40s or beyond by glancing at her hands. The skin here, as well as on your neck and chest, has few sebaceous oil glands, making it especially susceptible to the aging process. But these three areas tend to suffer from neglectas in, skipping the sunscreen or devoting all your skin-care dollars to your complexion. Then, the lack of care starts to show up in the form of uneven pigmentation, sunspots, and wrinkles.