Smile lines are types of wrinkles that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth, and the lines are more noticeable when you smile. Such lines develop due to repetitive facial movements, including frowning, smiling, laughing and many other facial expressions.
These types of wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. As you get older, any lines on your face can deepen or multiply in number. Other causes of smile lines include loss of elasticity (collagen), dehydrated skin, genetics, smoking, stress, the wrong sleeping position, and sun damage.
While smile lines do not cause any problem, many people want to get rid of the lines as they can make you appear older than you truly are.
Nothing can be done about lines that have developed due to age. But you can prevent many causes of laugh lines with good lifestyle habits and some easy and effective home remedies.
Here are some natural home remedies to treat smile lines
1. Olive Oil for prevent the appearance of new smile lines
A study published in PLoS One in 2012 researchers found that intake of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil leads to the healthier appearance and aging of the skin (1).
- Rub some olive oil on your face and massage gently to help the oil penetrate deep into the skin. Do it twice daily.
- Alternatively, mix equal amounts of olive oil and honey. Rub this homemade paste on your smile lines using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Wash your face, then apply a light moisturizer. Do this 1 or 2 times a day.
2. Argan Oil for prevent wrinkles and smile lines on the face
A 2015 study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging reports that daily intake and/or topical application of argan oil has an anti-aging effect on the skin and helps improve skin elasticity (2).