Laugh lines are a great way to show the world just how much you’ve been enjoying life – but they’re also a pesky indicator of aging skin! While injectables like Botox have become mainstream over the last decade for their effectiveness at minimizing laugh lines, they can come along with potential side effects, not to mention substantial expense! Before resorting to treatments like this, we suggest you take a look at these simple (and natural) solutions for tackling troublesome laugh lines, head on:
Laugh lines, which run from the corners of your mouth toward your nose, are caused when your skin creases as you giggle, laugh, and smile – eventually becoming apparent even when your face is at rest. Dry skin can exacerbate the appearance of these lines – and can become even more obvious when make up rests inside of these creases. Make sure to moisturize regularly – and multiple times per day in harsh weather – to minimize the appearance of laugh lines. For more lasting results, apply a daily lip treatment with collagen boosting properties!
Make a DIY Exfoliant
Create a gentle sugar scrub at home – we suggest a teaspoon of almond oil combined with a teaspoon of brown sugar – and massage around your mouth area, targeting your laugh lines specifically. The exfoliating action will stimulate circulation and slough away dead skin, creating a mild swelling effect that will temporarily minimize the lines around your mouth.
Incorporate a primer into your make up routine
Primers are a powerful addition to your beauty regimen, when used properly! They help fill in laugh lines and create a smooth canvas for your favorite foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer – helping you avoid the accumulation of pigment we mentioned before. Just be sure to apply moisturizer a few minutes before applying primer, to prevent dryness.
Ditch the cigarettes
This goes without saying, but aside from the negative implications smoking has for lung and heart health, the chemicals in cigarettes can drastically impact the collagen and elastin levels in your skin, making you much more susceptible to laugh lines.
Protect yourself from the sun!
Sun damage can exacerbate the severity and appearance of laugh lines, so make sure you’ve incorporated SPF into your daily skincare routine! In the sunny summer months, pay special attention to how much time you’re spending outdoors, and wear a wide brim hat to protect your delicate facial skin from UVA and UVB damage!
For a rich and reparative face oil that’s also 100% organic, try our Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil. It works in harmony with your body’s nighttime restorative functions, so you’ll wake up each morning with skin that is nourished and deeply moisturized!