What are Laugh Lines?
Laugh lines are essentially wrinkles or creases that form in the skin of our faces over time.They generally begin appearing around the outer corners of the mouth and the eye area.
They can be caused by smoking and sun damage that comes from not using enough sunscreen, as well as well as from sleeping on your side.
“Laugh lines” can be caused from more expressions that laughing, contrary to one’s first assumption. They are often caused by repetition of regular facial movements, like constant smiling, laughing or frowning, too. Though it’s the opposite it causes the same effect.
Can They Be Prevented?
To prevent them from forming, you could essentially stop allowing your emotions to take surface; attain the world’s best poker face and the rest will come.
…Just kidding, (I say to myself, with a straight face).
The best way to go about preventing laugh lines is by avoiding the things that you can easily avoid, rather than trying to alter your personality from when you wake up tomorrow morning.
It may seem as though laugh lines can’t be prevented at all, if you’re going to go about your life as you would regularly. However there are still steps you can take to prevent and delay them from appearing.
One way to help prevent laugh lines is by performing facial exercises. These are exercises that can help reduce lines that form at the corners of the mouth, by targeting muscles that can help to make the facial skin firmer and tighter.
Another way to potentially prevent laugh lines is by eating healthy foods, rather than sugars, saturated and trans fats. Fluctuating weight is also bad for these types of fine wrinkles, so maintaining a consistent diet becomes very important. Make sure to get lots of protein and nutrients from your diet.
Using moisturizer daily is another good preventative measure, that can help make skin firmer and keep it from drying out. Drinking more water and ensuring regular exercise are other ways you can prevent drastic laugh lines from developing.
How Do I Get Rid of Them?
A lot of us already have laugh lines, so where do we go from here?
To begin with, it’s always important to protect your skin and do so regularly. The sun has the ability to damage our skin without us really realizing it, and it also creates laugh lines, and makes existing laugh lines more apparent.
Apply sunscreen on a daily basis; this will help to protect your skin from the sun, as well as protective wear like sun hats and scarves.
Hydration is absolutely key to diminishing wrinkles naturally; the better you take care of the inside of your body, the more it will show on the outside. Drink water often, and begin slowly; even adding a glass each day will make a huge positive impact in the long run. (And easing into the habit will make it easier to form and harder to shake!)
Essential oils are potential solutions for wrinkles as well. They are all-natural, and their benefits are best seen when diluted with a carrier oil (such as olive or jojoba). Essential oils are too concentrated to be used alone.
Eating healthy is another way to slow down that aging process and make for clearer, cleaner skin for longer. If you already have wrinkles and laugh lines, you can minimize them by cutting back on sugars and carbs. By eating your vegetables and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can realistically expect to rid your skin of laugh lines and fine lines.
Protecting your skin is essential, and it benefits you in every way. Although we can’t exactly alter our personalities in such a way that laugh lines can’t get in, we can prevent such wrinkles by forming other regular habits, like using sunscreen each day, and exercising.
By following good habits like staying hydrated and eating vegetables your skin can depend on you to keep it from developing laugh lines, and help you get rid of them if they’re already there!