Lip Lines – what causes them and how to prevent
What are Lip Lines?
The vertical lines that form above the lips and around the mouth are a common aesthetic concern, yet this area can be easy to miss when applying products such as sunscreen and anti-aging creams. Here are some of the reasons why lip lines form in the first place and what you can do to help smooth away their appearance and restore a more even and youthful-looking complexion.
What causes Lip Lines?
Like other types of lines and wrinkles, lip lines can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors. As part of the natural aging process, the amount of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin begins to decline, leading to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Additionally, everyday habits such as smoking, drinking through a straw and spending time in the sun without sunscreen can contribute to these signs of aging.
Can I prevent them?
You can help to prevent the look and feel of deeply set lip lines by making healthy lifestyle decisions like not smoking and using sunscreen everyday. Smoking and unprotected exposure to UV rays can greatly accelerate the aging process, leading to more defined lip lines, crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles. In fact, research shows that the sun’s UV rays account for 80 percent of the visible signs of aging (Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology). Even if you are applying a daily sunscreen, be sure that you don’t skip the area above your lips and around your mouth to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Thus, avoiding these common environmental stressors can help to prevent the appearance of lip lines, although the effects of the skin’s natural aging process still play a role in their formation. In addition, years of dynamic wrinkles used to make various facial expressions can eventually lead to static, or permanent, wrinkles. These are especially common around the mouth and eyes, where facial movements typically occur.
Products that can help
SkinBetter Science Intensive Treatment LINES
LINES utilizes revolutionary InterFuse technology to help deliver five types of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights deeper and faster where the skin needs it most.
- Hyaluronic acid: This is a naturally-occurring substance that helps to bind water to the skin, resulting in the plumped, smooth appearance characteristic of youthful skin. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin declines, which can result in the formation of lip lines, other wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Neuro-calming peptides: These ingredients work similarly to injectable neurotoxins to help relax the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
SkinCeuticals | Antioxidant Lip Repair – £33.00
Formulated with nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidant Silymarin derived from Milk Thistle, this concentrated lip treatment helps to hydrate and soften dehydrated skin on the lips while smoothing uneven texture for a more perfected appearance.
Dermaviduals Lip Balm
For hydration, Dermaviduals Lip Balm is not like your typical lip balm. The Dermaviduals Lip Repair Balm is transparent without any pigment. Perfect for the problem skin – no mineral oils, silicones and preservatives. Composed of natural waxes in form of shea butter, carnauba wax, bees wax and propolis.
For further information please contact the clinic, where we will be happy to assist you further.