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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.

SofaCanary Fri 22-Mar-13 21:31:52

I've got a shit load when I look in the evil hall mirror but barely any in my peachy light flooded bathroom mirror. Guess which one I look in the most? wink

JemimaMuddledUp Fri 22-Mar-13 20:36:33

I am 35 and have noticed some feint lines over the past few months. I have the beginnings of crow's feet, and some lines on my forehead. They became more obvious after I lost a considerable amount of weight. But then I'd rather be slim and wrinkly than fat and not wrinkly grin

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 19:54:38

bagwoman mine show up when I smile, can't really notice them that much when face is still. I think my problem is my diet, too much junk and not enough fresh fruit and vegetables.

mewkins Fri 22-Mar-13 19:03:47

34 and just started to notice them in certain lights. I am now very aware of wrinkling my face and wear sunglasses at the merest hint of glare! It's weird - haven't really changed much in about 15 years but now the lines are showing. I totally blame my dd for this! Ha!

BagWoman Fri 22-Mar-13 18:32:18

It depends what you mean by lines.

I have no wrinkles but if I smile there are a few lines under my eyes but they go away when I stop smiling smile
I have only the faintest line from nose to mouth and not a deep crease if that is what you mean.

I don't know if it's just genes- my Mum has always looked 10 years younger than she is and even now at 85 people think she's still in her 70s.

I do take huge care over my skin though- have cleansed and moisturised since teens.

For the last 20 years I have:
worn spf 25 every day all year round
never smoked
don't drink ( not through choice- for medical reasons)
eat very healthily avoiding sugar as much as possible
drink a lot of water ( cos I can't drink much else)
Use make up every day as I believe it protects my skin
never sunbathe as far as getting my face tanned
wear SPF 40+ in summer.
eat lots of salmon and sardines- maybe 3 times a week for omega 3.

vintagedolls Fri 22-Mar-13 18:08:37

Oh ok so I'm not doing that bad then, I only have a couple of crows feet lines and one faint one underneath my eye's, and the nose to mouth are quite faint. I was getting worried because some of my friend's who are older than me have no lines.

wheredidiputit Fri 22-Mar-13 17:58:57

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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

Im 29 and have none yet.

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...

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 17:19:56

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.

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

BadgersRetreat Fri 22-Mar-13 16:41:48

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

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

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

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Fri 22-Mar-13 16:27:32

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 16:23:09

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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