Smile lines are wrinkles or folds that occur between the nostrils and the corners of the mouth. These lines, also known as parentheses, typically start showing up in our 20s and 30s when our collagen production slows down and the skin becomes thinner.

Fortunately, collagen loss and the appearance of these lines can be delayed by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding excessive sun exposure and smoking, and keeping the skin well hydrated.

There are also clinical and non-clinical treatments – as well as topical creams and lotions – that can help diminish smile lines, ultimately resulting in a more youthful appearance.

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