Thought your face shape was just about aesthetics? Apparently not. Reports emerged this week suggesting that it can actually affect the way your skin ages. Oval shapes, such as Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, tend to hollow at the temples and cheeks as they age. Meanwhile, heart-shaped faces, like Madonna and Kirsten Dunst suffer from loss of support in the upper forehead causing drooping around the eyelids. There's a whole host of specific characteristics that affect each face shape, which all need to be combated differently.
Keep reading . . .OVAL: Ovals, like Julia Roberts, suffer from hollow temples, premature crow's feet and loss of cheekbone definition. The solution? Well you can have surgical treatments to help this, such as fillers, but simply using a great eye cream will help. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid to help plump out the skin, also.
ROUND: Kirsten Dunst falls into this category. Their main problem is the storage of fat in the cheek area, meaning that as skin ages, cheeks become more pronounced and the lower jaw area seems gaunt. The most radical fix for this is a face lift, but experts also suggest massage and lymphatic drainage to help tighten the lower face.
HEART SHAPED: These belong to celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Madonna. Their forehead is the key area to show signs of ageing, which can be helped by Botox injections or targeted moisturisers that help fine lines and wrinkles.
RECTANGLE: Think: Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie. Their main issue is with loose neck flesh and heavy jowls. The best way to combat this is exercise, moisturising your whole décolletage as part of your routine and using tightening anti-ageing products on your face.