Every woman dreams of looking younger and healthier. Unfortunately, our face usually shows our age. As we grow older, we start noticing wrinkles, skin dryness and blemishes that reflect our lifestyle choices and the medium in which we’ve been living our lives. Pollution, excessive sun exposure and the food choices that we make, all leave a mark on our skin.
There are lots of ways to return elasticity and youth to our skin, but most of them imply some form of expensive cosmetic treatments. In this article we will speak about a magic mask that consists of natural products and is completely safe for the skin.
This mask stimulates the production of collagen, relieves the nasolabial fold and gives the skin an aspect of elasticity and youthfulness.
What causes laugh lines and nasolabial folds?
They are different from other lines on the face in that they do not always mean age. Laugh lines appear due to movement. Great talkers and people who often smile are more likely to have deep laugh lines than others. This is how teenagers and people in their 20’s may have noticeable laugh lines but the skin on the rest of their face is smooth. Genes also has a lot to do with it, we inherit the patters of facial traits from our parents, so don’t be too quick to blame yourself.
It is also important to note that laugh lines are not always horrid. Actually, they come off as cute in some instances and most people I know adore them. It is when they appear more like a fold than a cute bracket enclosing their smile that people feel the need to get rid of them.
Deeper laugh lines that are apparent even when you are not smiling could point to the usual culprits in skin wrinkling. Age, damage from sun exposure and collagen and elasticity habits like smoking can be blamed for. With little elasticity, most skin on the face begins to sag and the cheeks fall.
When the cheeks fall, the nasolabial fold also collapses resulting in laugh lines.
You can prevent nasolabial lines from growing any deeper folds by practicing better skin care. Always use sunscreen and quit smoking. Eating a diet rich in anti-oxidants and minerals will also help stop laugh lines.
How to get rid of laugh lines and nasolabial folds?
- Homemade masks
The first active ingredient is spirulina, a blue-green microalga and a concentrated source of protein. Because of this and the many other nutrients that it contains, spirulina is considered a true superfood, with powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The second active ingredient is lemon juice, which is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidant power. It aids in skin regeneration and removes skin blemishes.
– 4 tablets
– 2 teaspoons
– lemon juice
– 1/2 teaspoon
– vitamin A
– 2 drops
#1. Pour 1/4 cup of warm boiled water over the gelatin and let it swell for half an hour. Once the 30 minutes have passed, warm the gelatin slightly in a water bath.
#2. At the same time, cover the spirulina (microalgae) tablets with 2 tablespoons of water, crush them and add the lemon juice and vitamin A.
#3. Mix all the ingredients in with the gelatin and apply the resulting mask to the nasolabial fold. Keep it on for 15 minutes, then rinse your face with warm water.
#4. For a whole face lifting effect, you can also apply it on your entire face, avoiding the eye area. After rinsing it off, apply your normal moisturizer or anti-age cream.
2. Face exercises
Watch this video for more detailed instruction