Trouble Spot: Laugh Lines
Live your life with laughter and lots of smiles and what do you have to show for it? Deep wrinkles around your mouth. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
Apparently the coffee plantations of Costa Rica are filled with coffee pickers who have sun-damaged and wrinkled faces but hands as smooth as a baby's bottom. Scientists noticed this and realized there was a powerful antioxidant in the fruit of the coffee plant that was decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing redness in the workers' hands. Now they've isolated that antioxidant and put it into a lotion that can be applied to the whole face. While expensive, it is cheaper than Botox.
Scour your drugstore aisles for products containing antioxidants that have been around for longer and are therefore cheaper, including:
- Isoflavones from soy extract
- Catechins from green tea extract
- Vitamins A, C, and E
- Vitamin B3 products