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How to Prevent and Minimize Lines Around the Mouth

How to Prevent and Minimize Lines Around the Mouth

Are you worried about lines around the mouth and thinning lips? Lip lines are a tell tale sign of aging and even lifestyle, so how can these lines be reduced for a more youthful and fuller complexion?

Lip lines play a part in everybody’s list of concerns when it comes to keeping youthful skin. Lines are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin This can happen from aging and hormonal changes (even environmental factors such as sun damage and smoking)

Smoking causes lip lines around the mouth because of the repeated drawing on the cigarette and the effect the smoke has inside the body. Smoking reduces the oxygen in the body and depletes the anti oxidants (creating oxidative stress). Sun exposure is also known to accelerate the signs of aging. This is because UV radiation from the sun damages the collagen and elastin in the skin.

TIP: To help prevent sun damage on the lips try an SPF lip balm which will protect the skin outdoors.

Types Of Lip Lines

Superficial

These very fine lines are in the epidermis of the skin they easily diminish with use of pluming and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or resurfacing such as microdermabrasion and skin peeling.

TIP: If the lines are superficial fine lines using AHA’s will help minimize the appearance and vitamin C will help protect from further damage of collagen and elastin.


Dynamic lines

These are the lines that are found round the eyes and mouth. Smiling usually causes these lines and any repeated movement on the face. However they diminish when the face is relaxed.

TIP: Facial massage will help soften dynamic lines as it will relax the muscles underneath the skin that cause the skin to wrinkle.

Static wrinkles

These are facial expression lines that do not diminish when the face is relaxed they are deep set wrinkles in the dermal layer and are more difficult to remove.

TIP: Botox is a common solution to freeze the muscle while skin treatments are then performed to repair the lines.

To help reduce lip lines there are plenty of products available. Obagi offers a variety of solution to treat dynamic lip lines on the skin because of its high strength formulations and pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Pair this with a plumping lip cream and balm to create fullness. Youthful lips will soon be yours to keep!

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Natasha Swindell

Natasha Swindell

Skincare Therapist

Mother of two and a lover of natural products. I have been in the professional skincare and beauty industry for over 10 years, although before this I used to be the child who bought new cleansers with my pocket money. Beauty was an early obsession, which I have grown to love even more after learning the importance of looking after your skin.