Hopefully, you’re a happy person and have spent most of your life laughing. Or maybe you’ve been very sad or stressed, smoked or tanned too much, or your weight has yoyoed over the years. Whatever the reason, you probably have lines at the corners of your mouth and eyes to show for it. But, all is not lost. There are some exercises, natural remedies and a highly recommended home-use device that can target those areas and make a difference!
What are laugh lines?
Laugh or smile lines are those creases at the outer corners of your mouth and eyes. They’re most visible when you laugh or smile, hence their name. The cause? Repeated facial movements like frowning, smiling, or any other facial expressions.
Other causes of laugh lines include the natural aging process, smoking tobacco, genetics, and sun exposure. While their appearance may seem unavoidable, there are steps one can take to delay, diminish or even prevent them.
Laugh Line Exercises (no joke!)
The Internet is a great source of information on pretty much any subject – including exercises that can help reduce laugh lines by targeting the specific muscles in the areas around the mouth and eyes. The aim here is to help tighten the facial skin over time. You’ll look pretty silly doing these exercises, so it’s probably best to try these when no one’s home!
Natural pantry remedies
There are several natural remedies out there for laugh lines, with varying degrees of effectiveness. These include:
- Rubbing oil, such as coconut oil, on the lines.
- Using natural moisturizers, preferably left on the skin overnight.
- Rubbing lemon juice straight onto the lines – but be careful to avoid the eye area.
If you have those straight little lines framing your lips that are caused by smoking – quit! Avoid constant fluctuations in your weight. And of course, up your water intake… it helps with everything!
For those who aren’t keen to start stretching and flexing their faces by hand or raiding their pantry for DIY formulas, there are medical solutions to get rid of laugh lines. These include retinol creams; Botox and other injectables, which are not permanent and may have side-effects and/or cause allergic reactions; and of course, full plastic surgery.
If none of the solutions above appeal, or you have tried them but didn’t get the results you were hoping for, there is another option. Painless, non-invasive but effective, it uniquely combines the world of medical esthetics and home-use treatments. We’re talking about the Sensilift device developed by the medical esthetics experts at Sensica. This handheld device can be used anytime, anywhere, saving you the time and money of repeat visits to professional clinics. Even though you carry out the treatment yourself, you can rest assured that Sensilift has the exact same advanced technical capabilities as the equipment used in a salon. So, you can expect to see a real reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, while firming up your skin and improving its appearance and texture. Super safe, Sensilift is the no-risk treatment that gives you advanced results, without surgery.