Bunny lines are wrinkles on the nose just like any other wrinkle. But they’re named after cute, furry creatures as they show up when you crinkle your nose.
These start near the inner corner of your eye which is close to your nose and extend downward and inward, or horizontally, on your nose.
Where Do Bunny Lines Come From?
You can usually connect bunny lines with two causes: facial expressions and injectables.
Your face is expressive and over the years, your facial expressions can cause wrinkles and fine lines in your skin due to repetitive movement and muscle contraction.
Just like crow’s feet can indicate years of smiling, if you naturally crinkle your nose with your catching laugh, you’re more prone to develop bunny lines.
But don’t worry as bunny lines are no reason to quit laughing! Your laugh might not be the cause anyway — it turns out that facial expressions aren’t the only way that women develop not-so-cute bunny lines. Injectables are also another cause.
Injectables work by weakening specific muscles. Without the movement of muscle, the wrinkles on the surface of your skin smooth out.
So how do injectables cause bunny lines?
If you’ve had injectables on your forehead between your eyebrows then those forehead muscles are out of a task and other muscles in your face work overtime to keep you smiling and laughing.
That extra task for the other muscles around your nose is the reason you might see bunny lines in the near future.
Ironically, injectables can cause bunny lines as well as cure them. The injection functions to smooth bunny lines by paralyzing yet another set of muscles (this time the ones on each side of your nose).
If bunny lines have jumped right onto your face, need not worry. We’ve got three tips to help you smooth and prevent any wrinkles that you are stressed about.
Three Ways To Prevent Bunny Lines
1) Practice Good Facial Posture
Every day you unintentionally express yourself in dozens of ways. The bad news is that your facial expressions could be making wrinkles deeper.
Bunny lines, like smoker’s lines or forehead wrinkles, can be caused by creasing your nose when you smile or crinkling your nose when you laugh. These are the “expression lines.”
Without even realizing it, some people live with a creased brow or crinkle nose.
Making yourself aware of your everyday facial posture can help you relax your face — and those tiny muscles that contribute to wrinkles on your face like bunny lines!
2) Use Beauty Patches
Beauty patches smooth your wrinkles without a doctor's appointment, any negative side effects, or long credit card bills.
These patches correct existing wrinkles and, when worn for a long time, prevent new wrinkles from forming.
These wrinkle-reducing patches are made from medical-grade silicone, which is clinically tested, and affordable.
They do their work by creating a micro-climate that helps your skin hydrated and plump itself.
The good news is that they don’t require any extra time out of your busy schedule — they plump and smooth your skin while you sleep, reducing the visibility of your wrinkles.
Apply the patches at night before going to bed, take them off in the morning, and take a look in the mirror to see your renewed and hydrated skin.
3) Create Skin-Healthy Habits
Wrinkles happen due to the loss of collagen and elastin in your skin — whether that’s an ageing loss or a premature loss due to other factors.
Collagen and elastin are important elements in skincare that keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free. And with your daily habits, you’re either helping or bursting the collagen and elastin in your skin which means your every day habits can make or break the wrinkles on your face.
A key to keeping your skin healthy and wrinkle-free is to make sure your daily habits are skin-friendly. And the place to start examining your skin-healthy habits is with the three things: smoke, sun, and sleep.
Smoking makes you wrinkle faster. Put down the cigarette and avoid being around smokers.
Being in the sunshine is enjoyable, get in the habit of wearing a hat to protect your face, sunglasses to protect your delicate eye skin, and applying sunscreen every day.
A lack of sleep means a reduction in collagen production. Have a good bedtime routine that will allow you to catch the best sleep possible for at least 6 hours per night.
Ageing is natural and with ageing, your skin will also start to show the impact, which means that fine lines such as bunny lines, wrinkles on your face will appear over time. However, if you take care of your skin in your youth, you should be able to keep such fine lines away for a longer time. Make sure that you eat healthy food, drink enough water.
When the first signs of ageing start to appear, pick up good anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle cream and use them well. And there is a reason many people call a night’s sleep, their beauty sleep because, at this time, skin is able to repair and rejuvenate itself.