Monday, October 13, 2014

How to get rid of lip wrinkles

Those nasty lip wrinkles! Vertical lines around your lips that happen as our skin ages. They get worse if you frequently make a puckering motion with your lips such as when smoking a cigarette, drinking from a straw and whistling. 
drinking from a straw
Collagen and elastin production in our skin decreases as we age causing the skin to line, wrinkle and sag. First of all, you must quit smoking. Cigarettes not only cause the puckering motion of the lips, cigarettes breakdown collagen causing lots of wrinkles! 

There are some easy things you can do to make lip wrinkles look less noticeable.

Don't Pucker up
Ditch the straws and try not to whistle so much. No smoking!

Hit the Med Spa 
An injectable dermal filler, such as Juvederm, can fill in the lines and increase collagen production. Fillers temporarily smooth the lines maybe up to a year. A doctor performs this service.

You can also smooth them by having a laser treatment. Lasers resurface the skin, tighten and build collagen. A trained nurse, esthetician or doctor perform laser services in a doctor's office or med spa.

Home treatment:
There are a few things you can do to at home to improve the appearance of lip wrinkles.

Plump up with Products
Use a serum and moisturizer that contain hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin. Moisturized plumped up skin hides wrinkles. Peptides, ceramides and retinol are also good ingredients to look for in wrinkle reducing skincare products. 

Dr Dennis Gross Hydra Pure Firming Serum contains hyaluronic acid, peptides and lots of anti oxidants.


Derma E Hydrating Day Cream with Hyaluronic Acid is a nice natural moisturizer to try. There is a night cream too. 
ultrasonic brush
Exfoliate 
Removing dull dead skin cells always makes the skin look younger and fresher. Try a cleansing brush such as Clarisonic. 

yonka gommage
Try a soft gel peel to exfoliate. One of my favorite skincare products is Yonka Gommage. It's a gentle effective peel and has no grains in it to scratch the skin. Yonka Gommage 305 is the dry, sensitive skin formula and 303 is the normal, oily skin formula. Both are an excellent soft peels.
You can also mix up your own sugar scrub to exfoliate with. I prefer brown sugar over white granulated sugar for facial scrub because it's less gritty.
sugar scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

Mix brown sugar and olive oil together in a small bowl until smooth. Wet your lips. Apply scrub to your lips. Massage the lips and lip line in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Rinse, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Suncreen
Use sunscreen daily. Ultra Violet radiation from the sun ages our skin and causes wrinkles. A BB cream is great for daily use. BB creams are multi purpose skin care creams that contains sunscreen.
read about BB Creams

Water
Finally, always drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated....with no straw of course😉


Have a Beautiful Day!
  xo 
Jill
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