What Causes Wrinkled Lips and Effective Remedies to Treat it

Hiding one’s age has been in existence for years. While women do it all the time, nowadays, even men want to look younger that they are. But did you know that besides the dryness and wrinkles on your skin, one can identify your age even by chapped and wrinkled lips? Quite shocking, but true. The lack of moisture and wrinkled lip skin happens gradually after your body passes through a certain age.

Simple and fine lines with creases on the lips are normally among the first few lines of ageing. While ageing takes the award for ruining your perfect pout, there are few other factors too that can partake in pleating up your lip skin.

What Causes Wrinkled Lips?

Here are few reasons besides ageing you must avoid indulging in or are signs you need to alarm yourselves about wrinkled lips:

What Causes Wrinkled Lips

Wrinkled Lips Caused Due to Smoking

Alongside darkening your lips and ruining your lungs, smoking can play an adverse role in wrinkling up your lip skin. The skin is like a fabric and the multiple times you shrink your lips to hold on to a cigarette, you develop such fine lines. Smoking dries up the skin on your lips, leaving them dehydrated which results in chapped, thin, flaky and wrinkled lips.

How Dehydration and Poor Diet Can Cause Wrinkles on your Lips?

What you eat or drink always shows up on your skin and mainly on your lips. The intake of an imbalanced diet causes your digestive system to function slow, resulting in improper dietary issues. Fried food, irregular eating habits and lack of fruits and veggies in your system messes up digestion, making your lips look bad with flaky vertical wrinkles. Apart from a proper diet, your lips require a good amount of water intake. Dehydrated lips wrinkle faster.

Why Excessive Exposure to Sunlight Can Cause Wrinkled Lips?

It is the UV rays! Just not your skin but even your lips exposed to the sunlight can be vulnerable to dryness and wrinkles. It is always a good idea to keep them hydrated and use lip balms with special SPF content to avoid them from being ruined by harmful UV rays.

Why you must not drink water from the bottle directly?

This myth is true. Drinking water from the bottle regularly could hamper your lips’ skin. Contracting your lip muscles continuously can have adverse effects on your lip skin, giving them a perpetually wrinkled look. It is said that drinking water from a glass is a good habit as the intake is better and the water flushes out toxins better. However, drinking water from the bottle will shrink your lips and cause wrinkles on it. Repetitive contraction of your lip and mouth muscles to drink water from the bottle will leave your lips disfigured and make them rough and skin with fine lines as just like the ones you get due to excess smoking.

Even though these are just few of the causes, taking care of them can help your lips stay intact and line-free. There are a few effective remedies that will keep your lips wrinkle-free:

Effective Remedies to Treat Wrinkled Lips

Exfoliating your lips on a daily basis is an Effective Remedy to Treat Wrinkled Lips

Exfoliation is a method through which one scrubs off the dead skin on your body. The lip being one of the most sensitive and thin tissues, is prone to have the dead skin piling up in excess, resulting in wrinkled lines and dryness. A daily dosage of scrubbing with a homemade mixture or simply scrubbing with a dry cotton towel can ensure good health of your lip skin, keeping it young and fresh.

Applying Lip Balm Regularly can be Effective in Getting Rid of the Wrinkles from Lips

A regular dose of the lip balm for your lips always ensures you keep them moisturised and plumper. Dried up lips and wrinkled skin post scrubbing needs to be treated with some supple moisture content like those in lip balms. Applying a balm 2-3 times a day will ensure your lips remains hydrated, moisturised, and eradicating those fine lines.

Balms with jojoba and tea tree oil are the best to treat or to get rid of wrinkled lips. Massaging your lips with coconut oil every night will ensure you wake up to softer and supple lips without those ugly lines.

Including Citrus Fruits and Leafy Vegetables in your Diet will Ensure Healthier Lips

Food rich in antioxidants are always an added benefit to your body and digestive system. They not only help in cleansing your bowels and lightening your skin from scars but also help you have healthy lips with a wrinkle-free texture. Regular intake of oranges, lemons, spinach, sprouts in your diet is the best for your lip skin.

Staying Well Hydrated Can Help Treat Wrinkled Lips?

Hydration is the core benefit of many bodily issues. From a healthy gut to flawless skin and non -wrinkled lips, you can ensure your body is in good physical condition by just downing sufficient amount of water as indicated by your body system. You can also add flavour to your water. An overnight storage of sliced lime and chopped mint leaves mixed in your water and refrigerated will give you flavoured water. This will ensure your lips and your body skin remains fresh and hydrated all the time.

Why you must Indulge in Facial Exercises?

Lips have a life cycle just like your body skin, which after a certain age may form scales and lose its supple and moisturized content, resulting in wrinkles. Apart from taking care of your body, one should indulge in daily routine of facial skin-tightening exercises. You don’t need a cosmetic surgeon but an hour of lip stretches to reduce ageing of lips skin and the unruly wrinkles naturally.

Read about: Face Yoga or Exercises to Get Rid of Droopy Eyelid, Sagging Eyelid and Forehead Lines

Alongside these remedies there are few lip masks and natural scrubs that you must indulge in and pamper your lips with every alternate day:

  • Scrub your lips with a mixture of sugar and honey to exfoliate the dead skin
  • Mask your lips with an overnight mixture of lemon juice and honey for supple and plump lips.
  • Massage your lips with extra virgin olive oil 1 hour before taking a shower to lock the moisture content.

These few exercises and remedies will ensure you have a carefree smile and amazing lips.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:April 29, 2022

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