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Nasolabial lines

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Mcmcmcmc Mon 29-Jun-15 21:51:55

How old were you when you noticed your first nasolabial lines? I don't mean those you only see when you're sliming... I mean the ones that look like "parenthesis" () around your mouth.
I'm 31 years old, with very little sun damage, have been using cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreen since I was 14, but this year the "parenthesis" are here to stay. I'm trying to moisturise my skin (using a combination of asian and western products), taking supplements, drinking lots of water, etc but it looks like all effort will be futile... it seems a bit too early, though; I thought these lines would normally show in ones 40s rather than early 30s?

Mcmcmcmc Mon 29-Jun-15 21:52:38

er... *smiling not sliming! grin

Tollygunge Mon 29-Jun-15 22:04:12

Mine come and go. If I go more than a few days without moisturising using decent skin stuff or if my cleanser is too harsh they come. They go with lots of moisturising x

Doobigetta Mon 29-Jun-15 22:20:44

I've had them since mid thirties. I think it depends on your face shape and bone structure though- I've only got these and a number 1 between my eyes. Hardly any crows feet.

Mcmcmcmc Tue 30-Jun-15 19:19:09

Thanks! Has anyone managed to reduce those lines by using skincare such as retinoids and vitamin C? they are just lines, not real folds yet.

PrimalLass Tue 30-Jun-15 22:50:13

Mine appear when I've had a few drinks. I'm 41.

MamaLazarou Wed 01-Jul-15 07:00:17

None yet: I'm nearly 40.

ZaZathecat Wed 01-Jul-15 08:08:24

Would love to know how to get rid of these! First started to notice them around 50. Unfortunately I think it's genetic, the places where your face likes to crease, and I can't see anything short of fillers doing anything for mine (but I can't be faffed with all that and will try to grow old gracefully).

ilovetosleep Wed 01-Jul-15 18:36:31

Watching with interest! Am 33 and they have just appeared for the first time as in they are always slightly visible. Them and some similar lines around my eyes sad

ReallyNotMe Wed 01-Jul-15 19:54:12

I am 41 and have had these for a few years. Recently been using vitamin c and retinol but it hasn't reduced them. The best thing is not to put any foundation or powder over them as it seems to emphasise rather than disguise sad

AgathaF Wed 01-Jul-15 21:10:59

Filler are the only thing that works on these lines. They shouldn't be obvious, or eradicate the lines completely, but they do make a huge difference.

ginorwine Wed 01-Jul-15 21:36:53

I had v distinct ones - I've had a small amount of filler and it has made a very significant difference . Others can't tell . It's my face - just how it was before facial flaps !!

gablir77 Thu 02-Jul-15 01:25:32

I think these lines show up earlier or fine and or dry skin. I am 37 and have very thick greasy skin and have no lines at all just lots of spots and bumps. I think once you have them it is hard to get rid of. Maybe microdermabration could help?

GaryBaldy Thu 02-Jul-15 07:52:00

45 and don't have them yet. I'm fat and so that seems to be a good wrinkle preventer.

I've noticed similar aged slim friends have way more lines than I do.

thisfalseinsight Sat 04-Jul-15 07:26:10

I have them...have been using retinoids for years (for acne) and they've not helped at all! Although who knows, perhaps without they would be worse?? Interesting to see people speaking about their lines coming and going as mine seem permanently etched in!

Mcmcmcmc Mon 06-Jul-15 00:19:14

I asked my mum when she first got her smile lines, and she said at 48... hmm
My guess is that she mean the nose-to-mouth folds not lines... cause I have the lines (even when I'm not smiling) and I'm 31!

Looks like fillers on the cheeks is the way to go... I am pretty good with my skincare, but I guess the problem is more about loss of volume on the cheeks (my weight tends to vary a lot, from 51 to 55 kg, not much but it does show on my face) and loss of skin elasticity (which I don't think skincare can really address).

In the meantime I will continue using the vitamin C serum I started using a few weeks ago, plus lots of oils, moisturisers, Asian masks and essences and will go back on retin-A as soon as the summer is over... grin

Sazzle41 Mon 06-Jul-15 15:59:51

Waitrose Baby Butter. Morning and night. Its got my neck back to its pre middle age state too (it was seriously 'going' , looked all crepey, shudder).

AgathaF Mon 06-Jul-15 19:31:14

Is that the baby bottom butter from Waitrose Sazzle?

Mcmcmcmc Tue 07-Jul-15 19:09:19

That's wonderful, Sazzle! I have shea butter at home, it is a similar texture to the Waitrose product so I will give it another go... Perhaps if I use it consistently it may help a bit.

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