7. Quit Smoking
Smoking is dangerous to your health and is extremely bad for your skin health. In fact, smoking is one of the preventable causes of wrinkles, including smile lines. The harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke can destroy the collagen and elastin in your skin and worsen existing laugh lines.
A 2002 study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that cigarette smoking is associated with premature facial wrinkling. Hence, attention should be paid to smoking-associated facial wrinkling in young people and added to the list of disorders seemingly caused by smoking .
Another study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013 reports that smoking reduces collagen formation, results in collagen degradation, reduces the skin circulation and also nicotine reduces the skin thickness. All of these reduce skin elasticity and cause premature aging and lead to wrinkles .
If you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible to get rid of laugh lines and wrinkles.
8. Reduce Stress
The body produces the hormone cortisol when you’re under stress. In addition to breaking down cell bonds, cortisol accelerates the production of free radicals.
Free-radical damage creates havoc on your skin by preventing your body from producing collagen and elastin. This accelerates the skin-aging process and leads to the formation of wrinkles on the face.
To fight back against smile lines, take steps to reduce your stress level. You can take a warm bath, go for a walk, listen to music, spend time on your favorite hobby or choose any other activity that can distract your mind from whatever is increasing your stress level.