Lip lines can betray your age and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Many women turn to expensive, and often painful, invasive treatment methods like chemical peels, injections, and even surgery. Thankfully, these extreme medical treatments aren’t necessary. There are options you can use at home to get the radiant skin you’re looking for. So whether you’re worried about new lip lines forming or getting rid of existing lip lines, the 6 treatment options below are an excellent way to get soft, smooth, young-looking skin again.
1. Increase Blood Flow With Cinnamon And Natural Oils
Cinnamon is an age-old ingredient in the traditional medicines of China and India. Cinnamon can be ingested to help even out blood sugar, boost the immune system, and reduce cholesterol. Cinnamon is even good for your skin. Cinnamon stimulates blood flow to the top layers of skin where it serves to nourish, cleanse, and plump wrinkled skin from the inside.
To use cinnamon to treat lip lines and mouth wrinkles, mix a pinch of ground cinnamon with a natural oil of your choice. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, or vitamin E oil are great choices because they all provide additional wrinkle-fighting benefits. Massage the mixture into your skin and leave for 15 minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes, remove the mixture with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
2. Eat Lots Of Antioxidant-Rich Foods To Treat Lip Lines
When treating lip lines and other wrinkles, many women turn first to topical creams. As we’ll share later in this article, a good serum is one of the best treatments for mouth wrinkles. But you can improve the wrinkle-fighting power of everything you do by improving your diet. Doing so can help your body work at 100% to keep your skin smooth and healthy.
Eating lots of antioxidant-rich foods is a powerful way to treat existing lip lines and to prevent new lip lines from forming. Free radicals absorbed from your environment, the sun, and your diet can serve to break down the collagen and elastin that keeps your skin smooth. You can neutralize those free radicals and prevent them from doing damage by getting plenty of antioxidants in your diet.
Antioxidant-rich foods include berries, broccoli, carrots, and spinach. To get the most wrinkle-fighting benefits from these antioxidant powerhouses, try including 2-3 servings of each to your daily diet. Mix some berries with a cup of yogurt or whip up a berry smoothie for a delicious breakfast treat. For lunch, try combining spinach, carrot, and other salad fixins to reap the wrinkle-fighting rewards. Then for dinner, include a side of steamed or raw broccoli with your regular fare.
3. Protect Your Skin From The Sun
One of the best things you can do to treat and prevent lip lines, is to protect the sensitive skin around your mouth with sunscreen. Remember those free radicals we mentioned above? The sun’s UV rays are probably the biggest source of those skin-damaging, wrinkle-causing atoms.
But you don’t have to let the sun’s UV rays get to your skin. All it takes is an SPF 30 or 45 sunscreen to keep you skin protected, healthy, and radiant all day long. Be sure to apply your sunscreen before you leave the house in the morning and then every 2 hours thereafter. And don’t worry about ultra-high SPF numbers. An SPF of 30 protects against 97% of the sun’s harmful rays while SPF 45 protects against 98%. Even the ultra-high—often ultra-expensive—SPFs don’t get much better than that.
4. Treat Lip Lines With A Moisturizer
Very few things make lip lines more visible than dry skin. Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City and author of Simple Skin Beauty, equates the surface of your skin to the paint job on a car. If the paint is cracked, the metal underneath can rust. Similarly, if the top layer of your skin is dry and cracked, the sensitive skin underneath can be damaged. This damage can lead to lip lines and wrinkles.
To prevent dry, cracked skin and the lip lines that go with it, be sure to apply a moisturizer at least once a day, preferably in the morning. The moisturizer helps to maintain your skin’s water content by mixing with natural lipids to form a protective barrier against outside elements like dirt, wind, and UV rays. This protective layer keeps your skin healthy, radiant, and wrinkle-free.
5. Exercise Your Face
When it comes to your face, strong muscles make for smooth skin. Weak muscles can begin to sag causing wrinkles and fine lines. We’re not advocating lifting dumbbells with your mouth or anything like that. But active, strong muscles in your forehead, cheeks, and especially around your mouth, can keep your skin toned and wrinkle-free and help treat lip lines. Here are two great facial exercise options.
Option #1: Hook your index fingers inside the corners of your mouth and pull slightly outward. You should feel a stretch in the skin around your lips. Now tighten your mouth muscles and try to pull your fingers together. Hold this tightened position for a second and then release. That’s one repetition. Start with 25 reps and build up to 50.
Option #2: Your face is made up of a lot of small muscles that don’t often get a good workout. Isolating those individual muscles is a great way to keep them toned. Without using your hands, try lifting the left side of your mouth into a half smile. Hold for a second and then relax. Now try the same movement with the right side of your mouth. Hold for a second and then relax. That’s one rep. Work up to 5 repetitions on each side. And don’t worry if you don’t get it right away. This one takes a bit of practice.
6. Use A Serum To Treat Stubborn Lip Lines
Applying a wrinkle-fighting serum every day is the the best thing you can do to treat and prevent stubborn lip lines. Specialized serums are designed to rejuvenate and protect the skin all day long. Products like SiO Beauty’s Complete System can even be used to target, treat, heal, and prevent stubborn wrinkles on the décolleté.
SiO’s Serum does this through a unique combination of supercharged ingredients like stevioside and Vitamin C Matrix. SiO’s serum also contains shea butter, licorice root, aloe, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, and black, white, and green tea. These hydration boosting, wrinkle smoothing, brightening miracle workers keep your skin smooth, supple, and healthy. They also work to decrease and prevent lip lines without the need for invasive medical treatments like injections, laser therapy, and dermabrasion.
Supercharge Your Treatment Of Lip Lines
Yes, a serum is a great way to treat lip lines all by itself. But you can supercharge the healing by using the other treatment options on this list as part of your daily routine. You can get plenty of antioxidants by eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. You can exercise the muscles around your mouth while watching TV at night. Before bed, apply a cinnamon/natural oil mixture to pull blood to the top layers of skin. Then, in the morning, apply a serum and a sunscreen for all-day protection and healing.