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How to improve smile lines

What really causes these fine lines and what can you use to treat it?


Are smile lines caused by smiling?


Not entirely.

‘Smile lines are the result of age-related collagen loss, which causes cheeks to lose elasticity and sag, producing those telltale folds,’ says dermatologist Dr Ranella Hirsch. ‘But repeated muscle movements exaggerate them.’ A skin doctor can inject  hyaluronic-acid fillers to lift the cheek; or, for a quick, temporary fix, use a topical wrinkle filler.


TRY: Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (R605), L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew (R199,95) or Olay Regenerist 30 Second Wrinkle Filler (R249,99).


Also read:

5 anti-ageing beauty tricks

How to soften fine lines and wrinkles


Source: Good Housekeeping magazine

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