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Smile Lines – How To Get Rid Of Smile Lines

Author: Sharon McCarthy

They are sometimes referred to as smile lines, because they look deeper when you are smiling. But smiling is not the real cause of the problem.

Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons refer to them as “nasolabial folds”, which simply means folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth or lips. Their solution is the injection of hyaluronic acid, which provides a six month improvement, at best.

At worst, injecting any wrinkle fillers into the skin can cause the formation of hard nodules. To dissolve the nodules, enzymes (hyaluronidaise) that break down the hyaluronic acid must be injected. All of the injections are accompanied by pain and bruising.

Hyaluronic acid is used because the skin’s levels of the compound become lower, as we age. Low levels of hyaluronic acid are one of the real causes of wrinkles, anywhere on the face or body.

Other causes include decreased production of elastic fibers. The fibers are composed of collagen and elastin. Researchers have found that some nourishing compounds stimulate the body’s production of collagen.

The researchers were initially looking for something to speed healing and reduce scar formation. Eventually, they saw that the compounds could help fade smile lines, too.

The most effective ingredients, found so far, for increasing the skin’s hyaluronic acid level, naturally, without the use of a painful needle, are extracts from a kind of seaweed called wakame kelp. The extracts work by inhibiting the activity of hyaluronidaise.

For stimulating collagen production, protein complexes, such as bioactive keratin are effective. Topically applied collagen and elastin do not work, because they cannot penetrate beneath the skin’s surface.

Bioactive keratin has been proven effective in clinical trials. It can reduce smile lines and improve the skin’s firmness, stimulate the production of new cells and improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Actually, there are many nutrients that, when applied directly, improve the skin’s health and appearance. Antioxidants are among them.

Antioxidants work to prevent and repair free radical damage, which is one of the causes of an aged appearance. Although the age-old belief that habitual facial expressions cause wrinkles may be partially true, free radical damage is believed to be the primary cause.

We might not be able to do anything to keep from smiling. Who would want to anyway? But, we can do something to prevent and reduce smile lines. We just need a good nutrient-rich anti-aging cream.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/skin-care-articles/smile-lines-how-to-get-rid-of-smile-lines-1695892.html

About the Author

Sharon McCarthy is a health enthusiast and a dedicated researcher of natural skin care products. Visit her website now http://healthy-skin-care.info and discover proven cutting edge skin care products that protect your skin and slow down the aging process.

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