How to Get Rid of Nasolabial Folds

How to Get Rid of Nasolabial Folds

You've got a beautiful smile that lights up a room, but sometimes after all that fun and all those festivities, some unwanted guests show up, noticeably distracting smile lines!


Like crow's feet around your eyes, folds around mouth areas can be a frustrating problem, especially when you have the rest of your skincare game on lock. Let's take a look at what causes these folds and some ways we can go about minimizing them so you don't have to smile any less.


What are Nasolabial Folds?

Smile lines, laugh lines, or as they are technically called, Nasolabial Folds, are lines that form when smiling or laughing and are made up of the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of your mouth. These lines become more pronounced and visible as we age, and while they are a perfectly normal and natural part of the expressiveness of you and your face, if they are causing you to frown more than smile, we've got some remedies ready to get you smiling smoothly again.


What Causes Nasolabial Folds?

So what causes smile lines to appear in the first place? Laugh line folds form due to a variety of reasons including:

  • Facial Movements: Repetitive facial expressions, like smiling, cringing or laughing, contribute to the formation of these lines over time.
  • Hydration and Moisture Loss: Dehydrated skin exacerbates the visibility of nasolabial folds.
  • Loss of Skin Elasticity: As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, proteins crucial for maintaining skin structure and elasticity. This loss of elasticity leads to the skin sagging and features like nasolabial folds becoming more prominent.
  • Gravity and Fat Redistribution: Over time, gravity and changes in your face's structural fat distribution can also affect the appearance of folds on your face.

Nasolabial folds shouldn't be a cause for alarm and are a natural part of the aging process. Even so, if they are causing you some consternation, we are going to take a look at how to get rid of nasolabial folds without fillers or any other drastically invasive procedures.


How to Get Rid of Nasolabial Folds Naturally

It might seem like the solution is you'll never be able to smile again. Ok that's a little extreme. The good news is there are naturally potent products that can help reduce the look and formation of smile lines and get you back to looking your laughing best.


Hyaluronic Acid: A Hydration Superstar

First up is one of the true powerhouses of skincare. Hyaluronic acid. A natural skincare cornerstone, this anti-aging titan, can play a pivotal role in reducing the look of your laugh lines. This natural compound, abundant in our Up The Anti Anti-Aging Night Cream, offers a plethora of perks, tailored towards combating nasolabial folds and lines:

  • Hydration and Plumping: Acting as a moisture magnet, hyaluronic acid retains water from the environment, creating a hydrated and plump complexion. This hydration diminishes the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, including those around the mouth.
  • Restoration of Volume: Aging often leads to reduced skin volume and firmness. Hyaluronic acid swoops in, restoring lost volume and contributing to a lifted, more youthful look, targeting your skin sagging that can accentuate nasolabial folds.
  • Filling Fine Lines: Because it so intensely hydrates your skin, hyaluronic acid has the ability to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, visibly reducing their prominence. Witnessing this moisture-boosting action can be remarkable in softening those folds.
  • Refined Skin Texture: One thing you're gonna get with hyaluronic acid is optimal hydration levels, and with that comes a smoother, softer, skin texture. And that means... yup a healthier complexion, and a reduction in the visibility of facial lines.
  • Strengthened Skin Barrier: Aging compromises the skin's natural barrier, but hyaluronic acid fortifies it. This strengthened defensive shield protects against environmental stressors, preserving moisture which helps reduce the look of nasolabial folds.
  • Compatibility and Versatility: One of hyaluronic acid's low key amazing qualities is its compatibility with a variety of skin types and even other skincare ingredients. Hyaluronic acid blends seamlessly into your already established skincare routine, enhancing the effect of products aimed at reducing smile lines and other signs of aging without causing irritation or sensitivity.

Incorporating hyaluronic acid, such as the fabulous formulation found in our Up The Anti Anti-Aging Night Cream, into your skincare regimen, you can pro-actively target and minimize the appearance of a pair of persistent nasolabial folds, promoting a smoother, more youthful shining smile. But hyaluronic cid doesn't have to do the job alone...


Peptides: The Supportive Pep You've Been Waiting For

After you've prepped your skin with the hyaluronic acid moisturizing masterclass of Up The Anti, but are still looking for a way to reduce the look of laugh lines? The answer? Peptides!


Peptides are chains of amino acids that serve as building blocks for proteins in the skin. As it so happens, our Night Shift Hydration Gel is absolutely chock full of them. When it comes to reducing the appearance of your unwelcome nasolabial folds, peptides can play a clutch role in a multitude of ways:

  • Collagen Production: Peptides are known to stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin. Collagen is a structural protein responsible for skin firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to the formation of lines and folds, including nasolabial folds. Peptides help kickstart collagen production, giving your skin back structure and shallowing the depth of these lines.
  • Skin Firmness: By promoting collagen production, peptides aid in improving your skin's firmness, which can minimize the sagging or drooping of the skin around your mouth, reducing the prominence of nasolabial folds.
  • Moisture Retention: Peptides can also help improve your skin's ability to retain moisture. Well-hydrated skin appears plumper and more youthful, which can soften the appearance of smile lines.
  • Cellular Repair and Renewal: Peptides possess properties that support skin repair and renewal. They can help enhance your skin's natural regeneration process, potentially smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, including those around the mouth.

Night Shift Hydration Gel is infused with botanical extracts, actively brightens your skin tone, plumps fine lines, and fortifies against free radicals. But it doesn't just have peptides, the list of natural ingredients includes licorice root, jojoba oil, and vitamin C.


Getting Into A Routine

Even if you've already got a set regimen, these easy fit into any skincare routine. After cleansing, for extra fold-fighting action try layering a hyaluronic acid moisturizing cream like Up The Anti Anti-Aging Cream with peptide-rich Night Shift Hydration Gel. Just a few drops of this gel serum can work wonders.


Stay or Fold

While nasolabial folds are an absolutely normal part of facial expressions and aging, adding products like Up the Anti and Night Shift into your skincare routine can help reduce their prominence naturally. Hyaluronic acid and peptides work together to hydrate, restore, and rejuvenate your skin, artfully minimizing the appearance of lines over time.


And by understanding the role ingredients can play in battling laugh lines, you can proactively take steps toward smoother, more youthful-looking skin without invasive measures. You don't have to stop smiling and laughing to look like you have.