Harvard Health Letter

The aging face

Between acceptance and defiance there's a middle way of relatively small tweaks that will make an old face look younger.

Age affects every nook and cranny of the body, but nowhere are the consequences on such open display as on our faces. Dozens of changes take place as the years add up, some of them obvious and familiar: foreheads expand as hairlines retreat, for example. Odd things occur. Ears of an older vintage often get a bit longer because the cartilage in them grows. Tips of noses may droop because connective tissue supporting nasal cartilage weakens.

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