A hearty laugh can speak volumes about a person's nature and mood. Unfortunately, a hearty laugh can also easily tell your age, especially to someone who is observing you carefully.
Laugh lines are the tiny cluster of wrinkles that appear around your eyes when you laugh. Also known as crow feet, these lines are believed to be an inevitable part of ageing.
Is there a solution to delay the onset of these laugh lines? Do I have to opt for invasive surgery to reduce the appearance of crow feet?
These questions often pop up in the minds of women who have crossed the threshold of 40 years.
Although invasive surgeries and Botox treatments are a quick-fix for crow feet, they can cause serious damages to your health. There are other treatments that are not as drastic but take time to work.
So, what must you do now is something that you must be asking yourself, isn't it?
We certainly don't want you to get self-conscious and stop smiling. Continue reading to know 4 effective ways you can delay the onset of laugh lines around your eyes.
4 Proven Ways To Delay Laugh Lines From Setting In
- Don't Step Out Without A Sunscreen On: Sun exposure dehydrates the skin and causes it to get damaged quickly. If you love going outside, then consider using a sunscreen with the SPF30 rating. Using a sunscreen above the SPF30 rating is not required, unless you choose to do so. If you do not use sunscreens, then consider applying cocoa butter cream or shea butter cream to all the exposed areas before leaving your home. While these do not give you protection against the UV rays of the sun, they can prevent the skin from drying up.
- Massage Some Coconut Oil: Coconut oil can also be used to reduce the effects of ageing, due to exposure to the sun. Before sleeping every night, ensure that you apply small amounts of oil around your eyes without fail. While applying the coconut oil, gently massage the area around your eyes for 3-5 minutes. This will ensure that the oil is absorbed well. Remember to apply the oil 30-45 minutes before you sleep. Do not rub the oil off after massaging, let it stay on your skin for as long as possible.
- The Ever-So-Famous Cucumber & Aloe Vera Mask: Hydrating face packs can prevent your skin from going dry quickly. One of the popular homemade hydrating face masks is the cucumber and aloe vera mask. To make this mask, you will need 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel and half a cucumber. After skinning the cucumber, all you need to do is to make a paste of the cucumber by using a blender. Add the aloe vera gel to the cucumber paste. Add honey and mix it well. Apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water. Repeat it twice a week.
- Use Natural Anti-ageing Products: Anti-ageing products are available at every possible supermarket and pharmacy. If you choose to use an anti-ageing product, ensure that it has natural ingredients. Skin creams with either natural vitamin E extract or vitamin E oil increase the shelf-life of the product and help the skin get the nourishment that it requires.