Are Your Facial Features Disappearing With Age?

Are your facial features disappearing with age? Facial feature definition is an observational tool we subconsciously use in deciding someone’s age, according to a recent study from the Chanel Epidermal and Sensory Research and Investigation Center which studies skin related issues and facial appearance. (See Science Daily for article discussion.)

In one study, (Psychology Prof. Richard) Russell and his team measured images of 289 faces ranging in age from 20 to 70 years old, and found that through the aging process, the color of the lips, eyes and eyebrows change, while the skin becomes darker. This results in less contrast between the features and the surrounding skin – leaving older faces to have less contrast than younger faces.”

Facial Feature Contrast

Basically, our darker features lighten, eyebrows are lightened by hair loss, the intensity of our lip color fades, and our skin tones darken.

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How to Keep Your Chin and Neck from Sagging

Healthy NeckOur face is not the only place we show our age, yet it is the one part of our body that we focus the most attention on. On the opposite end of the attention spectrum tends to be our neck. We’ve all seen her, the woman with the beautiful face and the wrinkled neck. She looks younger than her actual age, until you glance down. Don’t let your neck age you before your time … don’t neglect your neck!

The skin on our neck is often the most exposed part of our skin. No matter how good we are at covering up or applying sunscreen, often times, the sun’s unrelenting rays still reach our neck. As a result, lines and wrinkles tend to show earlier on our neck and décolleté, sometimes as soon as age 30. [Read more…]

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