They say laughter is the best medicine—but not so much when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles. Smile and laugh lines are inevitable and visible signs of skin aging are something we’re not so fond of. From minor wrinkles around your mouth to deep-set lines, it can be a bit frustrating to deal with. Which leads us to the age-old question: Can you get rid of smile and laugh lines?
Keep reading to find out the answer, and to learn a few skin care tips you can add to your everyday routine to keep those wrinkles and lines from creating unnecessary stress.
CAN YOU GET RID OF SMILE AND LAUGH LINES?
In a nutshell, it depends. According to Cleveland Clinic, hyaluronic acid fillers and even surgical procedures can offer temporary to permanent solutions to reduce or smooth out laugh lines. And while no one can completely escape the effects of aging, there are steps you can take to prevent premature signs of aging and even smooth out any annoying lines and wrinkles that you already have if you’re not comfortable going under the knife or getting needles in your face.
5 TIPS TO MANAGE WRINKLES AROUND YOUR MOUTH
TIP #1: LATHER ON THE SPF
The Cleveland Clinic states that using sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin from aging prematurely. So make sure to look for skin care products that are formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30. It’s formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C and Pro-Retinol to brighten skin. And of course, it contains SPF 30 for an added layer of sun protection.
Editors Tip: Add a lip balm with SPF to your beauty routine to help with lip lines and wrinkles.
TIP #2: MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Believe it or not, your lifestyle choices can play a big role in how your skin ages. The Mayo Clinic states that there is some evidence that certain vitamins in your diet can help protect your skin. Our skin relies on these vitamins and minerals from our diet to help rebuild and renew itself. Eating brightly colored fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants can help decrease inflammation in the skin.
Getting regular exercise and drinking plenty of water can also help reduce the appearance of smile and laugh lines. Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential to keeping your skin bouncy and youthful for a longer period of time.
TIP #3: USE GENTLE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
The Cleveland Clinic also suggests taking care of your skin by using gentle skin care products. Consider using a no-rinse cleanser like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types. Simply saturate a cotton pad and wipe it over your face for a gentle cleansing method that doesn’t require any harsh rubbing or rinsing.
TIP #4: LAYER ON THE MOISTURE
Moisturizing is a crucial step in any skin care routine, but it plays a key role in keeping unwanted smile and laugh lines at bay. According to the Mayo Clinic, dry skin shrivels plump skin cells, resulting in premature fine lines and wrinkles. Keeping your skin hydrated can help mask the appearance of those tiny lines.
Try layering on an ultra-hydrating moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Day Cream or the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Night Balm. This day moisturizer and night cream are both formulated with manuka honey and nurturing oils which can be used to comfort and strengthen mature, dehydrated skin.
TIP #5: USE A RETINOL CREAM
Step up your skin care game by adding in a Pro-Retinol cream. Since your skin moisture barrier tends to weaken with age (causing visible signs of skin maturation), stay a couple of steps ahead by adding the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica into the mix. Formulated with Pro-Retinol and centella asiatica, this anti-wrinkle cream strengthens, repairs, and improves your skin’s overall firmness and elasticity for a youthful-looking visage.
We also suggest using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which can hydrate and re-plump the skin in just one week, and help reduce fine lines. Even with its potent concentration of pure hyaluronic acid it’s effective and safe for sensitive skin.
Thankfully, incorporating anti-aging products into your skin care routine can combat lines and wrinkles and help you maintain younger-looking skin longer.
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