The upper lip wrinkles can appear due to age, heredity or in most cases, from a current or past smoking habit. The repetitive action of pursing your lips to take a drag from your smoke is what does it. It’s much like taking a piece of paper and constantly folding it in a certain place. After some time, there is a permanent fold line, or wrinkle, in the paper. You can also get these lines from sunbathing and not protecting your face with a good sunscreen.
Unfortunately, you cannot hide these lines because they are in such a prominent area of your face. Most eyes are drawn to a smile, and therefore, directly to your upper lip wrinkles. Because they tend to be deep, it's nearly impossible to hide them with makeup. Foundation or powder tends to settle right into the wrinkles and makes them even more noticeable.
Other than cosmetic surgery or other procedures, one of the best ways to combat these wrinkles is to use face firming exercises. If you focus on this particular area with face toning exercises, you can improve circulation, the texture of skin in the upper lip area, and diminish the deepness and appearance of these bothersome lines that are sure to give away your age. In some cases, these lines can make you look even older than your years.
Who wants that?
There are other things you can do to help speed up the process of softening the look and severity of these upper lip wrinkles.
- Drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated
- Eat fresh fruit and veggies to get a good supply of skin-loving nutrients and vitamins to your skin
- Work up a sweat to eliminate toxins from your system and skin
Choose a good alpha-hydroxy skin cream to help remove these dead cells on the skin surface and to help speed up the turnover of new cells. Once the dull layer of is removed from the surface, fresh and healthier-looking skin is revealed.
Use a collagen-enriched skin cream at night to plump up and hydrate the upper lip area of the skin, in addition to giving your entire face an overall fresh look.
By following these tips, you can dramatically reduce the appearance to upper lip wrinkles for a much younger look.