Discover the Meaning of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are more than just a skin issue. They tell your life story, they're a reflection of who you are and what you've been through.
Discover the Meaning of Wrinkles

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Although the wrinkles on your face are primarily signs of aging, they can also be clues for certain health problems. It all depends on their shape and location. We’ll explain the meaning of wrinkles in this article. If you interpret them on time, you can not only prevent more wrinkles, but also detect certain health conditions.

Horizontal lines on your forehead

The lines that appear naturally on your forehead can stay permanently marked over time. They’re more common among people who worry often and tend to force this gesture.

Certain evidence also shows that excessive consumption of fats and sugars can cause these lines too. If this information is correct, you should especially take care of your diet and watch out for all those foods high in fat (especially all types of trans) and white sugar.

Crow’s feet

Crow’s feet are a very clear sign of poor liver functioning. You can check if you have relatives with liver or bladder problems.

Another way to check it is if you also suffer from a vision problem, as this may also be related to your liver. If so, you should control your diet and feelings like anger that may also directly harm this organ.

Lines between the eyebrows

A horizontal line between your eyebrows has two possible meanings: tendency to allergies or low libido.

Another type of wrinkle between the eyebrows is vertical, which appears on the inner ends of the eyebrows. If it appears on the right side, it’s related to the liver, while if it appears on the left side it’s related to the spleen.

Meaning of wrinkles on the sides of your forehead

Diagonal wrinkles can appear on the sides of your forehead and they’re related to some of the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Recurring feelings or anger or anxiety, whether they are shown or repressed

Vertical wrinkles above your lip

These wrinkles appear easily on people that have been smokers for a long time, but also on those that have some type of sexual imbalanceIn this case, we recommend help from a professional therapist.

Woman smoking to illustrate one meaning of wrinkles

Meaning of wrinkles on the sides of your lips

The meaning of wrinkles in this area varies according to shape and location:

  • A long line that is accentuated when you smile can indicate an imbalance in the pancreas and therefore the possibility of suffering from diabetes.
  • An outer line, towards the cheek can indicate a weak reproductive system.

Woman with smile lines

Other Marks

  • Although they aren’t actual wrinkles, a red nose tip is related to an overworked heart, which is why you should control it, especially if you have family or personal history of cardiac problems.
  • On the other hand, when you have swollen eyelids or bags under your eyes, you should pay attention to your kidneys.

Natural Remedies

Besides treating the organs that according to your face may be imbalanced, we’ll explain the natural remedies that will help you prevent and smooth wrinkles:

  • Rosehip oil: this highly nutritious, regenerative, and healing oil is essential for older skin. If you have young skin you should avoid it because it can cause pimples your skin is probably not too dry. Apply it directly to your face before going to bed as if it were a nourishing night cream.
  • Hedge mustard oil: this surprising oil will have an immediate effect on your face. To apply it, mix 15 drops of this essential oil with 50 mL of a base oil (wheat germ, sunflower, sesame, almond, etc.) or base gel (moisturizing cream, aloe vera, etc.)
  • Grape seed extract: you don’t apply this extract but rather consume it; around 75 to 300 milligrams a day for three weeks. Then reduce the dosage to between 40 and 100 mg a day.
  • Blasts of cold water: to tone your face’s skin, the easiest remedy is to do blasts of cold water regularly, which will increase the blood flow and improve your skin’s regeneration.
  • Excess consumption of food with a lot of salt can contribute to dehydrating your skin and as a result making your wrinkles worse. Which is why we recommend a balanced diet with reduced salt consumption and less salty food.

Images courtesy of Tonino Donato, patriziasoliani and zubrow.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.