Nasolabial folds and marionette lines: How to reduce their appearance
Wrinkles, which are caused by skin ageing and collagen loss, are in all our futures. Whether it’s from sun exposure, too much smiling or just having a few birthdays behind you, you may notice those little creases around your eyes and mouth are looking more prominent. While there’s no magic pill to stop skin ageing, there are a few things you can do to prevent skin damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines. We’ll let you in on a few secrets...
What are marionette lines and nasolabial folds?
Although wrinkles can start appearing in your twenties, depending on your genes, you’ll probably notice marionette lines most in your forties. If you’re wondering what they are, the puppet-inspired name is a good giveaway – they’re creases that run from the corner of your lips to your chin. As well as your genes, gravity and age both have a sagging effect on your skin that can cause lines to form here.
As your mouth does most of the moving on your face, you may also notice nasolabial lines deepen with age. You’ll find these indentation lines extend from the nose to the outer corners of your mouth and most noticeable when you smile, earning them their other name – smile or laugh lines. Again, the loss of collagen that comes with age can cause these folds to deepen and your skin to become thinner and sag.
The products and nasolabial fold treatments you need
If you’re looking for a few ways to turn that frown upside and make it look less prominent, here’s how to manage your marionette lines and the best creams for smile lines.
No good anti-ageing skincare routine would be complete without a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid. It’s the skincare ingredient that holds the key to smooth and hydrated skin, supporting the hydration in the upper levels of the epidermis to stop trans-epidermal water loss and giving your skin its plump, smooth and less wrinkly appearance. Decléor Antidote Hyaluronic Acid Serum, formulated with Peppermint, Sandalwood and Patchouli Essential Oils and natural-origin Hyaluronic Acid , helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and protect it from daily aggressions while providing comfort and moisture.
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For a day cream that reduces the appearance of your marionette lines while also making your face contours look more defined, follow with a layer of White Magnolia Anti-Ageing Cream Absolute every morning.