How To Get Rid Of Laugh Lines And Smoker Lines Around The Mouth
Wrinkles around the mouth, or nasolabial folds are signs of our skin loosing its elasticity and collagen. They become more noticeable as we age, because the ligaments around the mouth and chin loosen, which allows the fatty acid in our cheeks to sag. There are a number of ways to help prevent, or slow this process, as well as reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles.
A doctor could give you a hyaluronic acid treatment which has fillers to help support the folds. There are also laser techniques, as well as a neck or face lift. To help prevent and protect our skin from wrinkles, we should protect our skin from the sun.
Eat antioxidant rich foods to help our bodies collagen and elastin stay strong. Maintain our weight. Try to minimize or avoid smoking, which can destroy our bodies own collagen and elastin. Lastly, use a retinol cream which thickens the deep layers of skin.
Another way to help with wrinkles is to use at home remedies. There are a variety of masks and oils that you can use to help soften and tighten skin and help prevent more lines from forming. Most masks should be left on for 10-20 minutes and then rinsed off with warm water.
A mask of mashed avocado, honey, and yogurt left on for 20 minutes will help moisturize and soften skin.
Avocado, egg yolk and honey is also great, because avocados have Vitamin E, eggs tighten skin, and honey improves circulation.
Vitamin E oil can be gently applied to the lip area and left on for 10 minutes.
Coconut oil is an antioxidant and moisturizer, and can be left on overnight.
Cabbage has beta-carotene, Vitamin C And Selenium. Cabbage juice is said to help tighten loose skin as well as muscles, and slows signs of aging. You can extract the juice by crushing the leaves, then add honey and massage around the mouth.
Aloe Vera nourishes & repairs skin because it has Vitamin E, which improves skins firmness and hydration, as well as Vitamin C.
Cutting a lemon in half and dabbing it on the lines can help, because the acid in lemons tightens skin, and the Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals.
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, helps prevent and protect from wrinkles.
Lastly, there are facial exercises that you can do to help keep the muscles strong.
One of the exercises has you use your index fingers to hold the corners of your mouth out 1/4 of an inch, and then use the muscles around your mouth to gently pull the corners toward each other, using your fingers as resistance. Then relax and repeat up to 25 repetitions.
Another exercise is to place your fingers over laugh lines and apply firm pressure, then smile widely with your lips apart for five seconds. Repeat up to 30 repetitions.