No matter whether you are fat or thin, “smile lines and legal lines” become more noticeable with age. Just having this line makes me look older, so I want to do something about it! We will deliver how to deal with nasolabial folds for people in their 50s. There are cosmetics and movements to prevent it from getting deeper and longer
Table of contents
- “Nasolabial folds” are not wrinkles, but they are annoying because they become deep and long.
- The cause of conspicuous nasolabial folds is the weakening of the skin and muscles
- [Measures against nasolabial folds 1] Use cosmetics for sagging care
- [North line measures 2] Youthful by strengthening the muscles around the mouth
“Nasolabial folds” are not wrinkles, but they are annoying because they become deep and long.
“Nasolabial folds” that almost always come up when it comes to aging concerns. Nasolabial folds are lines that extend from both sides of the nose to the mouth, and even though they are just one line, if they stand out, they can make your face look older than you are.
When I talked with an illustrator before, he said, “When drawing an elderly woman, add nasolabial folds.” Try placing your hand on her cheekbone and gently pulling it up. Doesn’t it make your face look younger when the nasolabial folds are thinner?
In addition, compared to fine wrinkles such as the outer corners of the eyes, nasolabial folds are more conspicuous because they are located in the central zone of the face, and it is difficult to cover them with makeup. Wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, which become noticeable due to functional deterioration within the skin and peculiarities of facial expressions, become conspicuous according to the movement of facial expressions, but smile lines still have a presence.
If asked, “Are smile lines wrinkles?”, the answer is NO. This is because nasolabial folds are like boundaries between the cheeks that support the muscles we use when we smile, and even babies have them. However, the reason why it comes up as an aging problem is that the grooves in the nasolabial fold become deeper and longer with age.
The cause of conspicuous nasolabial folds is the weakening of the skin and muscles
In general, it is said that nasolabial folds are more noticeable in people with round faces that tend to accumulate fat, but as people age, nasolabial folds become deeper and longer.
This is caused by aging, ultraviolet rays, and various external stresses that degenerate and reduce collagen and elastin in the dermis, which are the foundation of the skin.
If the skin is firm, the nasolabial folds are also pulled up, but when the skin is sagging, the slackness is put on top of the nasolabial folds, making the nasolabial folds deeper and longer.
And another cause is the decline of facial muscles. As the cheek muscles “large and small zygomatic muscles”, which are located just above the nasolabial fold, weaken, the fat that was previously held by the muscles will be placed on the nasolabial fold, resulting in The line becomes deep.
[Measures against nasolabial folds 1] Use cosmetics for sagging care
Although the cause has been found, compared to wrinkle care around the eyes, it is honestly difficult to see results for nasolabial folds. If you want to do something quickly, the method of injecting hyaluronic acid in cosmetic medicine (in recent years, instead of hitting the nasolabial fold itself, it is mainstream to position the nasolabial fold so that it looks like it is pulled up) Yes, but not everyone can do it.
Then, the rest is steady care. Try adding anti-aging cosmetics such as vitamin C and retinol that support the production of collagen in the dermis, serums and creams containing collagen, etc.
As an aside, I have seen the data that the nasolabial folds are getting shorter in 8 weeks in the monitoring results of a vitamin C cosmetic. There is no such thing as “this is the end!” when it comes to aging care. Ideally, you should continue using the same product for at least two months to see results.
[North line measures 2] Youthful by strengthening the muscles around the mouth
And the other is a muscle exercise around the mouth.
It’s very difficult to move the facial muscles you’re aiming for, but try lifting the corners of your mouth while looking in the mirror and imagining that you’re pulling up with just your cheek muscles . It is also effective to stick out your tongue and move it up and down and left and right . In addition, the face tends to droop due to the effects of gravity every day, so making a habit of raising the corners of your mouth tightly is a step that will produce great results.
Nasolabial fold care doesn’t happen overnight, but even if you don’t see immediate results, continuing with the above two treatments not only creates a sense of transparency and firmness in your skin, but also improves blood flow through exercise. It can also eliminate swelling and dullness. As a result, you can get a youthful impression, so please continue to take care of it.