What causes lip wrinkles?
Like the rest of our skin, lines and wrinkles around the lips and mouth appear naturally as we age. This is because we produce less collagen as we age, and it’s this protein that’s responsible for giving the lips their plump appearance. And, while we can’t stop the natural ageing process, lifestyle factors such as smoking, exposure to the sun, pollution and a poor diet can make ageing signs appear prematurely.
How can you prevent and reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles?
The most effective way of reducing the appearance of lip wrinkles is by ensuring they’re protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen each day in a high SPF factor. This will ensure the delicate skin around the mouth is protected from both UVA and UVB rays which can contribute to the loss of collagen. Secondly, you can help to smooth out lines and plump out the appearance of the skin with hydrating lip balms and serums rich in ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. This should help to give the lips an immediate plumped effect.
What products can help?
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair is a restorative emollient that can help to replenish your lips with volume and refine their appearance. Formulated with an antioxidant complex of silymarin and vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, hydroxyethyl urea and allantoin, it effectively protects the lips from environmental damage while replenishing lost moisture and relieving immediate feelings of dryness.
Additionally, SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier is a powerful corrective serum that in addition to be used on face and neck can also target lines around the mouth and lips. It helps to restore the skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid (which are also responsible for maintaining the skin’s plump appearance) with a formula clinically proven to increase hyaluronic acid levels by up to 30%*. Apply before bed after cleansing for a really intensive yet gentle overnight treatment.