“Stop frowning!” I always hear my mother reprimand me on this ever since I was a 10 years old. I frown not because I’m sad or irritated but because frowning became my typical expression. But it is only now that I realized the implication of such habitual expression; now that I’m trying to avoid wrinkles on face.
I read a lot about how habitual facial expressions cause wrinkles. As our skin loses its elasticity (as a product of aging), our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkling even just through our simple expressions. Frown lines between eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes are examples of wrinkles that are due to expression habits. Continue reading