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:
It’s hard to resist a name like ‘Wrinkles Schminkles’. The medical grade silicone mouth and lip wrinkle treatment pads work to smooth wrinkles and lines around the mouth as you sleep.
The clear, non-invasive silicone pads target different areas around the mouth, including Marionette Lines, Vertical Lip Lines and Smile Lines, working to soften and smooth the wrinkles for a more youthful, revived complexion.
You might be wondering exactly how these silicone pads help to soften your wrinkles. While you’re wearing these silicone pads, your skin cannot crease so wrinkles cannot be exacerbated. They also encourage hydration, helping to visibly plump and smooth the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Finally, while these silicone pads are in place, they encourage blood flow, helping to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production and reduce the appearance of pesky wrinkles around your mouth.