Everything About Lip Ageing — Causes, Signs & Treatment
June 10, 2021
We’ll start by apologising for adding another thing to worry about to your skincare list, but it is what it is — lips age too. Signs of lip ageing are probably not as obvious as skin ageing, but haven’t we learnt that wrinkles, no matter where they appear, are never a happy sight?
Since the world has been brushing this under the carpet for the longest time, we’ve finally taken it upon ourselves to discuss everything about lip ageing. Let’s start, shall we?
Everything About Lip Ageing
Causes Of Lip Ageing
As if adulting wasn’t hard enough, our body produces 1% less collagen (cellular protein responsible for skin elasticity) every year once we cross the age of 20. Result — a thin, flat pout.
As we age, our skin produces less oil leading to chronic dryness. And that isn't good news for our already ageing lips.
All those times when you’ve stepped out of the house without sun-protecting your lips? Yes, this is how they all catch up with you, honey.
Smoker alert! Not only does smoking lead to further free radical damage to your lips, but the repetitive motion of a drag can also contribute to the formation of lip wrinkles. Yikes!
Signs Of Lip Ageing
Loss of lip volume
Lesser lip definition
Parched, flaky lips
Fine lines around the corners
How To Fight Lip Ageing
No, we’re not gonna ask you to go under the knife or get lip fillers. A little extra TLC for your pout along with a few lifestyle changes and you’ll be able to control the signs of premature lip ageing like a bawse.
A lip tip and a life tip would be to go drink a tall glass of water right now. Lips lack the protective epidermal layer making them even more prone to moisture loss. Enough reason to guzzle down H2O?
Getting a lip scrub on duty does away with the layer of dry, dead skin and promotes cell turnover. Just remember to use it in moderation and follow it up with a hydrating lip formula.
Lip serums with anti-ageing ingredients are the rage right now and for good reason. Plus, the high absorption power of a serum ensures that the goodness reaches right where it’s supposed to.
Sun protection for your pout is non-negotiable and the best way to make that happen for your lips is to invest in a lip serum that also provides active sun protection apart from anti-ageing benefits.
One of the easiest hacks is to not neglect the area around your mouth while slathering on a skincare formula. Be it sunscreen or your moisturiser, go as close to your lip line as possible.
Quit smoking. There’s really no other way of saying it.
Our favourite quick fixes would be to invest in a lip plumper and swap a matte, dark lip colour with a lighter, glossier tint.
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