You might not realize it, but your mid face is one region that draws your attention because of its contours and volume. The mid face includes your under-eye area, cheeks and nose region, and the balance of the area impacts the overall appearance of your face.
All of us lose facial volume naturally as we age, and this can be particularly apparent in the mid face. Under the eyes, tear troughs may appear as darkness or ‘circles’ under the eyes, making you seem tired or older than you feel. Over time, the soft tissue of the cheeks that provide fullness and curves may start to decrease and descend due to the effects of gravity, resulting in a hollow face.
Your nose is also a central feature that harmoniously relates to your other facial features. Around the nose, the nasolabial fold is a natural feature of the face that can be seen in people of all ages. It is a groove or fold of skin that runs from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Deepening of the nasolabial fold occurs because the fat and other soft tissue that normally sits high on your cheeks starts to move downward.
To help preserve the volume and contours of youth, remember to protect yourself from the sun. Sun exposure can reduce the production of naturally occurring sugars, which help give structure and volume to the skin.