It happens to the best of us. One day you're staring at a clear face in the mirror and then the next time you stare at a mirror, there they are - wrinkles all around the mouth. How in the name of god did they get there?! Like I said, it happens to the best of us. So you'll naturally want to know how to get rid of those wrinkles. Yes, yes. We'll be getting to that, but before that, it becomes imperative to give you some reasons for why wrinkles around the mouth come about. Let's get to that before giving you the solutions for the same in the following sections.
There are several factors that lead to wrinkles, especially around the mouth. Go through the following points to decipher whether it could be any of these factors causing those accursed wrinkles to make way.
- Old age (the elastin in the skin depletes and therefore the tightness in the skin is lost)
- Ineffective skin care
- Overexposure to extreme change in climates
- Continuous and extreme movements of the mouth
- Sun exposure
- Environmental factors
- Waxing and threading (for girls)
- Rapid weight loss
Why is it important to know why these wrinkles come about? The reason citing these causes becomes important is because recognizing these will act as a preventive measure. Unless you consciously decide to prevent them (by dealing with the causes), this problem will continue to be a recurrent one. That brings us to the point - what if one has already detected wrinkles? Then you'll want to know how to get rid of them, preferably by natural means. The explanation for that will be given in the following paragraphs.
Developing wrinkles around the mouth is a common phenomenon and something that will affect most as they age. But as we've seen before, there are certain factors other than aging that contribute to wrinkles around the mouth and it is those factors that we should try and deal with.
Skin Care Rules
Skin care is essential for maintaining healthy skin. There are certain rules that have to be strictly followed as far as facial and overall skin care is concerned. A complete routine needs to be followed which includes - cleansing, toning, moisturizing, scrubbing and exfoliation. Keeping your face clean and clear can only be made possible if you supply it with the regular nutrition it requires. Using good skin care products that suit your skin type is also essential. Other than that, covering yourself up when there is exposure to sun, extreme temperatures, extreme windy or dry climates, pollution, dust and dirt is very important. Also, moisturizing your skin with a good sunscreen for maximum protection is equally essential. This will prevent damage and keep the skin supple and soft, thus getting rid of wrinkles and leading to natural skin care.
Change in Lifestyle
Good skin is the direct result of what you eat, how you sleep and what you ingest. If you smoke, quit right now. Smoking dries up skin and causes wrinkles to appear. Switch to a healthy diet that has larger quantities of raw food, vegetables and foods like fish (rich in omega-3), nuts and seeds. Try to maintain regular eating and sleeping hours and you'll find that the skin quality automatically improves. Make it a point to include some form of exercise into your routine (especially facial stretches). Following a healthy lifestyle will lessen the wrinkles around your mouth automatically. If you're stressed and under a lot of pressure, it will be clearly seen in the way the skin looks haggard and dull. Studies show that staying happy, cheerful and smiling has a positive impact on the way the skin looks.
Don't Pucker Up
Puckering up and pouting without realizing that one is doing so can also lead to wrinkles around the mouth. Try to put an effort into consciously stopping that. This will prevent fine lines and 'crow feet' from appearing around the mouth.
Healthy Grooming Habits
Girls who go in for regular waxing and threading of the skin around the mouth might end up developing wrinkles and fine lines. Waxing and threading tends to pull the skin and overtime it leads to the skin becoming loose thus losing its tightness. If possible,opt for facial hair removal creams instead. These will prevent the onset of wrinkles to a great extent.
Planned Weight Loss
Sudden weight loss can cause for a slacking effect to take place and thereby lead to wrinkles. The skin that was stretched will suddenly become loose and therefore the chances of developing wrinkles around the mouth will increase. Do not undertake drastic measures to bring about weight loss. Plan it well and make sure that you lose weight over a regular period.
There are several anti wrinkle skin care products and anti aging creams that are readily available in the market. You could try using these to see if they suit you well. Or you could go in for natural means of getting rid of wrinkles around the mouth. There are several homemade face creams for wrinkles that you can try to bring about these results (more on this in the following section).
Here are some anti wrinkle home remedy masks that you can use. These will help to lessen, if not completely eliminate the wrinkles around the mouth.
- Mix vitamin E capsules, yogurt (2 tsp), lemon juice (½ tsp) and honey (½ tsp) in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in it and apply around the mouth and the whole face. Keep for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
- Mix turmeric powder with sugarcane juice and apply on face. Keep for 15 minutes before washing off.