When did you notice those dreaded fine lines?

(31 Posts)
vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 15:22:12

I'm just wondering because I have just turned 34 and have started to notice fine lines appearing under my eyes and nose to mouth.

Ihatemytoes Fri 22-Mar-13 15:24:40

45 and still waiting...

biryani Fri 22-Mar-13 15:26:07

About 50, although there was some jowliness at about 40. Downhill all thecway now!

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 15:28:06

OMG I'm jealous envy

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 15:28:20

What is your secret?

BagWoman Fri 22-Mar-13 15:28:48

None yet and am mid 50s.

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 15:41:46

How have you lot managed to keep them at bay for that long?

BreasticlesNTesticles Fri 22-Mar-13 15:46:25

Are you all talking about the same thing? I don't know anyone over about 30 ish who doesn't have some very fine lines.

I am 35 and can see them very close up in the mirror, where the skin is thinner under my eyes, is that what you mean OP?

I have good skin, use SPF30 always (no hardship as I never go brwn anyway) and am carrying about an extra stone which plumps everything out wink grin, drink water, don't smoke any more and don't drink alcohol much.

It's true that if you drinks lots of water to keep hydrated and keep out of the sun you will do the best you can naturally for your skin. Unfortunately, a lot is down to genetics though. I am praying I have my DF's skin as he is 70 and looks late 50's.

Mumelie Fri 22-Mar-13 15:52:45

Very fine lines started around 30 I think.
Now I'm 40 and have quite a few undereyes - the kind that are spreading down my cheeks! Forehead has lines as does around mouth.
So unfair because my skin looked very young well into my 20s but pregnancy, weight loss/gain/loss and stress have all taken their toll!

QuinnFabray Fri 22-Mar-13 16:04:08

About 35. Am now 38 and they're rapidly increasing in size and number.

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 16:23:09

breast yes those are the one's, I do wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

Early 30s I would say. They didn't get any worse for ages though, till quite recently (now mid 40s). My DM is very wrinkly, so I'm not optimistic. Whereas DMIL has very smooth skin at 75. OTOH DM still has all her own teeth and DMIL had lost all hers in her 30s, I think I'd rather have wrinkles than terrible teeth.

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 16:30:13

I think I might need to go down the retin a route.

i'm 37 and i have nose-to-mouth lines and a frown line between my eyebrows but none round my eyes yet.

abbyfromoz Fri 22-Mar-13 17:01:57

I was looking in the mirror the other day doing makeup and thought 'who the hell are you?!' I have crows feet and frown lines on my forehead. I'm 27 hmm

CareerGirl01 Fri 22-Mar-13 17:19:56

No fine lines at 42 (am 33 weeks pregnant with DC2 so may be warding them off) I do have a slight crease above my right brow (frowning from bring too vain to wear glasses) and I do smile a lot! Like vintage I wear sunscreen and eat well. My mum is half French so I was using eye cream and moisturiser when I was 13/14. I also exercise - yoga weights spinning. Since I quit running at 26 weeks pregnant I look less gaunt. Running is not good for ageing.

OddBoots Fri 22-Mar-13 17:22:29

I'm nearly 35, I have fine lines around my eyes when I smile but not when I relax my face.

CareerGirl01 Fri 22-Mar-13 17:22:29

Sorry vintage meant baglady! Just to add my nan and mum look young for their age- both sunbathed - so my guess is ageing is genetic...

ChestyLeRoux Fri 22-Mar-13 17:24:17

Im 29 and have none yet.

abbyfromoz Fri 22-Mar-13 17:30:21

In my defence i spent the first 18 years of my life in Australia. My parents are Irish so sunshine is not my friend! But i still wouldn't mind if it made an appearance today...brrrrr!

chickydoo Fri 22-Mar-13 17:36:07

46 & have a few feint lines, but nothing much. I put it down to a lifetime of oily skin

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 22-Mar-13 17:49:03

28 and I have them around my eyes. None on my forehead or around my mouth yet.

I've been smoking, though not very heavily, since I was 15.

RobbinyoureastereggsSparkles Fri 22-Mar-13 17:51:28

<<sobs>> I've noticed some already and I'm 29 sad

God knows what I'll look like in 20 years time. 100 probably!

andadietcoke Fri 22-Mar-13 17:53:27

I'm 31 and I have one quite deep one above my eyebrow. I forget it's there and about once a month try to rub off what I think is misplaced eyebrow pencil until I remember what it is.

I've not notice any at 43, but DS (3yrs) kindly pointed out my face 'had lots of little lines on it' the other day grin.

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