Expression Lines: Treatment & Prevention

Throughout the day, we make hundreds of different facial expressions. As we laugh or squint our eyes, we're creating creases in our faces that, over time, stick around. When you’re young, those creases simply disappear once your face returns to normal in a resting position. It's only natural that each emotion we experience throughout the day comes with a different facial expression. For decades on end, we make so many facial movements so often that expression lines begin to take shape.

The most common expression lines are smile lines, forehead lines, frown lines, and "smoker's lines" which are also known as lip lines.

Don’t let the fear of wrinkles around your mouth stop you from laughing till your stomach hurts. Smile lines are also known as laugh lines. As you smile and laugh, you're stretching the skin around your mouth, causing permanent wrinkles over time. Our advice, the laugher is worth it, and knowing there are preventative measures to expression lines should help!

As we age, our skin starts to produce less collagen and elastin. This tiny bit of information is what makes it harder for our skin to spring back to its original plump, wrinkle-free state after repeated facial expressions. Those with blessed genes can hold onto smooth, wrinkle-free skin well past their 50's but expression lines can be concerning for the rest of us that aren't as lucky!

As with any good piece of anti-aging advice- prevention is key! Aside from a good skincare routine, be sure to do as many of the following pieces of advice as you can:

-Get at least 6 hours of sleep per night

- Don’t smoke tobacco products

-Exercise, if you can

-Drink enough water throughout the day

-Eat your greens

-Avoid squinting

Good habits make an impact on your help, inside and out. However, aside from good habits, you can turn to your skincare products to treat and prevent expression lines.

Moisturize

Your skin can never be over moisturized! Moisturizer plays a vital role in keeping your skin hydrated; apply at least twice a day!

Protect your skin with SPF

Make sure to use a sunscreen that contains at least an SPF 30! Sun exposure breaks down collagen and elastic tissue, so covering up can prevent serious damage to your skin.

Exfoliate 1-2 times a week

Help skin stay younger by exfoliating at least once a week. By doing so, you’ll help scrub away all the dead skin cells that have built up over time and allows healthier skin cells to make their way to the surface, revealing healthier, younger-looking skin. The REVITALIZE Detoxifying Face Scrub is a perfect option that also moisturizes the skin. 

Use a serum

Serums are a great way to target collagen and elastin synthesis to prevent fine lines and smooth the skin. Profiles RECHARGE Age Combating Serum contains bio-mimetic peptides that support the skin's natural collagen production. Your serum can be applied under your moisturizer and sunscreen for maximum protection.

Don’t stop yourself from making expressions and laughing till you cry! Aging is a fact of life, and expression lines and wrinkles can’t be stopped forever, but there are ways to prevent them! Be mindful of how you care for your body and know that there are ways to beat expression lines. You have the tips; just be sure to put them to use!