They’re the sign of a truly happy woman, but wrinkles around the mouth can still make you feel self-conscious. From lifestyle factors to the inevitable aging process, fine lines around the mouth are almost unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean they’re untreatable. Discover our favorite wrinkle-reducing products that’ll iron out your laughter lines in no time.
What Causes Wrinkles Around The Mouth?
Wrinkles around the mouth can be caused by a variety of factors including, age, gender, genetics, sun exposure, smoking and even your beauty regime!
The simple aging process is one of the main and unavoidable causes of wrinkles around the mouth. As you age, you’ll notice more fine lines and wrinkles appear on your forehead, below the eyes, between the eyebrows and around your mouth. Due to the skin structure around their mouths, women are more prone to developing wrinkles in this area.
Lifestyle factors, such as over-exposure to the sun and smoking can also increase your chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Smoking drastically increases your chances of prematurely developing wrinkles around your mouth due to increased muscle movement compared to non-smokers. It’s also been said that too much kissing can cause premature lines around the mouth (but we like to ignore that warning!)
The Different Kinds Of Mouth Wrinkles
There are three different kinds of lines around the mouth, Smile Lines, Marionette Lines and Vertical Lip Lines.
Smile Lines run from the bottom corners of the nose to each corner of your mouth. They are caused by the loosening of ligaments around the mouth, causing the skin to sag slightly.
Marionette Lines are wrinkles which appear in the corners of the mouth and can make you look a little unhappy, as they cause the corners of your mouth to turn down. Marionette Lines often appear due to the breakdown of collagen in the skin, causing it to sag and fold around the mouth.
Vertical Lip Lines are also known as ‘smoker’s lines’. These kinds of lines are the most common wrinkles around the mouth and are mostly caused by regular lip movements, however, they can be exacerbated by smoking, hence the nickname ‘smoker’s lines’.
How To Reduce Wrinkles Around The Mouth
If you’re a smoker and you start noticing premature wrinkles around your mouth, then it could be time to kick that habit for the sake of your pout.
Investing in some topical treatments that work to boost collagen and elastin can help to improve the appearance of lines around the mouth. Retinol treatments can also help to soften and smooth marionette lines to leave you with more youthful looking lips.
Some of our favorite treatments for wrinkles around the mouth include:
Improve the appearance of your pout with Fillerina’s Lip Plump Grade 2, a lip plumping gel that performs a filling and plumping effect with continued use.
Specially developed for those experiencing severe fine lines and volume loss around the lips, the Grade 2 formula contains six forms of Hyaluronic Acid (of varying molecular sizes from 1000 Dalton to 2 million Dalton) to plump lips with moisture and improve the appearance of volume with a gradual effect. Promotes an increase in lip volume with results that can last up to 3-4 months. Also helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.