Laughter may be the best medicine but it doesn’t help us get rid of the smile lines that appear around your mouth. They appear due to repetitive facial movements. They are simply a part of the aging process,and as we get older they multiply in number and deepen.
While nothing can be done about the development of the lines due to age, we can do something about preventing them from appearing early.
As a young adult, some of the causes of laugh lines can be avoided with good lifestyle habits. For example, every day you can wear sunscreen to prevent sun damage – related wrinkles. It also goes a long way to keeping your skin hydrated, whether you have smile lines or not.
Be sure to drink plenty of water every day, and avoid drinking too much alcohol or caffeine — both have diuretic effects. Wash your face once or twice a day and follow up with a skin – specific moisturizer.
Exercise and a diet based on plants can also help to maintain good health for your skin. Know that kicking this habit now can help prevent future wrinkles, including smile lines, if you needed another reason to stop smoking.
Here are some natural home remedies:
- 1. Olive Oil
This oil has anti-aging properties that come from the polyphenols and oleic acid. Additionally, it moisturizes the skin and makes it smoother.
Rub some of the oil on the face and massage gently for several minutes so it can penetrate into the skin.
You can do this twice a day.
Another alternative is using olive oil and honey.
Rub the mixture on the lines and after you wash it off, apply a moisturizer.
- 2. Argan Oil
Containing up to 80 percent of fatty acids, it is a natural ingredient that prevents wrinkles.
Wash your face thoroughly and apply some argan oil.
- 3. Kiwi Scrub
A kiwi scrub exfoliates the skin and helps deal with smile lines.
Add sugar, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of mashed kiwi in a bowl.
Apply in on your face, leave it for several minutes and exfoilate the skin with circular motions.
You can use it twice a week.
- 4. Facial Exercises
Some facial exercises can tighten the facial skin and reduce wrinkles.
While keeping the mouth and teeth closed, smile as much as you can and hold the position for 10 seconds. Repeat 20 times
While your lips are partially separated, use your fingers to pull the corcers on your mouth as much as you can. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 25 times.
- 5. Sunscreen
A sunscreen lotion is a must to prevent sun damage and your skin from aging prematurely.
- 6. Water
Try your best to keep your skin hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day. You’ll look healthier and younger and your skin will be thankful.
Every day we recommend to drink eight cups of water. Does eight cups appear to be a hard number to reach? It’s not supposed to be.
This is an easy way to do it:
- Drink at breakfast for two cups.
- Drink at lunch for two cups.
- Drink two dinner cups.
- Sip two more cups between meals from a water bottle.
It’s just that easy and thank you for your skin.
Smile lines are a normal part of the process of aging. As you get older, you can deepen or multiply in number any lines or wrinkles you have. Still, you can take steps to minimize this process.
There are plenty of treatment options for laughing lines. Whether you are looking for surgical options or other cosmetic procedures, it is best to talk to a dermatologist (skin specialist) or plastic surgeon who is skilled in the treatment of wrinkles. Talk to your doctor about options based on your specific needs that are best for you. Surgery is an option, but you don’t always need it.
You may be able to avoid getting worse with smile lines as you age. It’s a long way to keep your skin hydrated and to take care of your overall health.