When your skin begins to lose firmness, you may become more susceptible to laugh lines, a kindly term for wrinkles. Laugh lines may stem from a combination of dry skin and sun exposure. In most cases women get laugh lines as a result of ageing, and some feel they detract from their appearance. There are a number of natural and surgical methods to remove laugh lines.
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Try an exfoliating facial scrub, such as Clean & Clear or Olay. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells. After exfoliating, apply lotion or cream to keep your face properly moisturised. Use lotions that contain alpha-hydroxy acids. This promotes collagen growth to fill laugh lines, and kills dead skin cells and free radicals. Exfoliate and moisturise twice a week for best results.
Try natural remedies, such as pulp from a regular-sized avocado to make avocado paste. Vitamin E contained in avocado helps smooth laugh lines and might help protect skin from sun damage. Apply the paste and leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Wipe off the paste with a warm cloth. You also may use the gel from an aloe vera leaf. Apply a teaspoon of aloe vera gel to your face and let it dry completely. Rinse with warm water.
Perform facial exercises. Certain yoga exercises can help tone your face and lessen laugh lines. Here's one such exercise. Inhale through your mouth, making sure to hold the air. (Think of the cheeks of famous trumpet players like Dizzie Gillespie or Louis Armstrong.) Your cheeks should be completely puffed, full of air. Hold for 60 seconds. Slowly exhale through your nose. Repeat a minimum of 5 times.
Try herbal remedies. Though not scientifically proven, herbs available at your local health food store can help remove laugh lines. Dandelion is noted for its detoxifying and purification properties. Spirulina may lessen creases and lines. Horsetail and Rosemary can help with skin tone, and work in conjunction to create smooth skin texture.
Try a cosmetic approach. Chemical peels remove the appearance of laugh lines by penetrating deep in the skin. Trichloroacetic and Salicyclic acid are the active ingredients in most chemical peels. In some instances, chemical peels can lead to facial scarring, particularly if used more than once every couple of months. Laser treatments are another option. Laser beams are passed through the skin multiple times to promote collagen growth. Chemical peels and laser treatments can be expensive.
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