Marionette lines are lines that run down from the corners of the mouth, that often make an individual look unhappy or sad. They are called marionette lines as they resemble the lines that run on the face of a marionette doll. They are often a sign of natural ageing in the skin and are quite common. Symptoms of marionette lines include not only the long lines running downward from the corners of the mouth, but dry skin that can be dull looking and a loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
Factors that help form marionette lines includes the habit of pursing the lips together, as this motion can help to contribute to wrinkles that have formed around the mouth. Other causes relate to lack of moisture in the skin due to the natural ageing process, which happens when the skin loses the firmness and elasticity that it once had. Smoking and excessive sun exposure can also cause marionette lines.
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