Mar 02 2017
A Guide to Younger Looking Lips
Your mouth may do the talking, but don’t let it tell your age. The lips can impact the overall youthfulness of the face. It can be an easy oversight, but taking care of your lips should be part of your skincare routine. The hallmark signs of aging lips include dryness, distress lines and loss of volume. Today, plumper, prettier lips can be achieved from makeup to skin care to medical treatments. Your lips can avoid the signs of aging with 5 different types of treatments. Below is a quick treatment guide on how to perfect your pout.
Many of us are already aware of the importance of hydration when it comes to plump, vibrant looking skin. However, it is common for many to skip the crucial first step, exfoliation, for achieving more youthful looking lips. This rule applies to the skin of your lips just as it does your face. If exfoliation is overlooked, your favorite lip balms will sit on top of the dead skin and will not be able to effectively moisturize your lips.
Applying a hydrating mask after exfoliation is a great way to nourish your lips. To start the day right, consider an overnight lip mask that helps repair your lips while you sleep. This will restore, by infusing hydration into your lips, resulting in a healthier appearance.
- Go Natural
A lip balm composed of all natural ingredients such as oat oil, shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax should be applied throughout the day. Unfortunately, many lip products contain unnatural ingredients such as alcohol, which causes dehydration and my even lead to crinkling or cracking lips. Finally, your lips should be protected daily from the sun with an SPF of 15 or higher.
- Erase Fine Lines
Those pesky fine lines around the lip area continue to become etched into our skin when we talk, laugh and eat. Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates this problem greatly. Botox and filler such as JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be utilized to soften these lines and create a more rejuvenated appearance.
When we are young, our skin is very plump due to an increased amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid. As we grow older, our lips get thinner and flatten. The most effective method for achieving fuller lips for a substantial amount of time is with dermal fillers such as Restylane® Silk or JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. These dermal fillers mimic the natural feel of your lips and are specifically designed to add volume and fullness back into the lips.