9. Proper Sleep
The amount of sleep you get every night directly affects the smile lines that form around your mouth. Less sleep means your body produces cortisol, which can result in sagging skin and fine lines.
On the other hand, getting sound sleep helps the body produce growth hormones that strengthen the bonds between the cells in your skin. This results in tighter, smoother and younger-looking skin.
So no matter what, try to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Along with sound sleep, you need to pay attention to your sleeping position.
Your sleep position also plays an important role when it comes to the development of smile lines. When you sleep on your side or your stomach, the delicate skin of your face endures constant friction that ultimately contributes to smile lines.
So, try to sleep on your back and use silk pillowcases.
Acupressure is based on a Chinese healing technique that uses pressure points to stimulate energy flow and boost circulation as well as relax and tone your muscles.
Stimulating the acupressure points also helps bring moisture back to the skin, which in turn helps reduce the fine lines.
As acupressure treatment involves massaging specific acupressure points on your face, it is important to get it done by an expert. You can also take classes to learn it and practice it regularly.
- Wash your face once or twice a day and follow up with a moisturizer tailored to your skin type.
- Exercise on a regular basis to promote blood flow to your skin. This helps produce natural oils and moisture and increases the rate of new cell growth.
- Eat plenty of foods rich in antioxidants to help boost collagen and elastin production in your skin, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
- Also, include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help eliminate laugh lines by reducing inflammation and naturally boosting the health of your skin.
- Aim to maintain a healthy body weight and avoid weight fluctuations.
- Blurring creams or primer can help hide laugh lines.
- A good wrinkle-fighting serum can also help a lot in reducing and preventing the fine lines that are caused by repetitive movements like smiling.
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