by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Main skin folds on your body

Vertical folds

Basic vertical folds.
More folds develop as you age.

Your skin is like a banana peel or a molded object

Cut banana

Why isn't a banana round?
Why is it segmented?

Seam on a chocolate bunny

Your central vertical fold is similar to the joint between these two chocolate halves.

The most important fold

The vertical center fold

The vertical center fold separates the right and left sides of your body.

Vertical central fold on abdomen

Can you locate the vertical center fold?

Divided brain

Other important vertical folds

The vertical front/back fold

The vertical front/back fold delimits the separation between the front and the back of you.

The vertical front/back fold on side of hand

You can see the vertical front/back fold separating the bottom from the top of this hand. The skin is even different on each side.

The vertical quarter folds

The vertical quarter folds.

Many folds have a fetal origin

© Nilsson, Lennart 1990
A Child is Born. Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence

Human embryo in the sixth week.
You can see the vertical center fold.

Horizontal folds

Horizontal folds circle

every part of your body.
Only a few are pictured here.
More folds keep on forming in between,
all through your life.

Horizontal folds on your head and face

Horizontal folds around the neck

Horizontal folds around the neck.

Horizontal folds on your body

Origins of horizontal folding

Location specific folds

Vertical mouth folds

Vertical mouth folds

Horizontal mouth folds

Horizontal mouth folds

Posture folds

Standing fold on foot

Standing fold

Action folds

Angled walking folds

Angled walking folds

Expression folds

Various eyebrows

The shape of your eyebrows

is like a record of your life

Seam on a chocolate bunny
The vertical center fold
Horizontal folds around the neck