Saturday, February 1, 2014

How to Reduce Smile Lines II

How to Reduce smile lines on the mouth I   

By Erin Ringwald, eHow Contributor

As you age, you develop wrinkles. This is common around the eyes and mouth because when you smile and laugh you pinch your face up, creasing the skin. The more times smile or laugh, the more the skin folds, making the lines more dominant. Although this is a natural part of aging, you may find the appearance of lines unappealing. You can do a number of things to treat these wrinkles both at home and in conjunction with a dermatologist.

Things You'll Need

  • Fish
  • Cocoa
  • Soy
  • Moisturizer
  • Topical vitamin C
  • Facial cleaner
  • Microdermabrasion system

1. Get plenty of sleep. When you sleep your body makes HGH, human growth hormone, that helps the skin remain thick and elastic, minimizing lines. Sleep on your back to avoid pressing wrinkles into your face.

  Change your diet. Eat fish since the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, especially salmon, helps reduce wrinkles by plumping the skin. Choose cocoa that contains nutrients that help the skin look smoother. Eat soy products to help with firming the skin.

  Use a moisturizer daily. Choose one that has glycolic acid in it to treat laugh lines. Another option is to use a lotion containing grape seed oils. The polyphenolics in grape seed combine with collagen to plump skin, thinning out laugh lines.

4.  Use a topical vitamin C. This will help with inflammation around the wrinkles, limiting the effects.

5.  Wash your face sparingly. Tap water will strip away necessary oils and moisture from your skin that help protect it from wrinkles. Use a facial cleanser instead of tap water when washing your face.

6.  Use a microdermabrasion system. These are devices can be used at home, help remove layers of dead skin and even the texture of your skin, reducing fine lines.

7.  Visit a salon for a chemical peel. Chemical peels use chemicals to remove the top layer of dead skin, making the skin even as in microdermabrasion.

8.  Consult a dermatologist. She can give you prescriptions for skin-care products that are specific to your skin type and cosmetic needs. In extreme cases, she may recommend injections of skin fillers such as botulinum toxin, autologous fat or hyaluronic acid.

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