Deep wrinkles around the mouth are not cool. They’re unattractive, a bit embarrassing and they can seriously affect our self esteem. In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at what causes them and what you can do at home to get rid of them.
Deep wrinkles – also known as dynamic wrinkles and smoker’s lines – aren’t nice to look at, but they’re also more common than you might believe.
Despite being not very nice to look at, why do people say that deep wrinkles around the mouth are the sign of a happy woman?
Probably because too much laughing is one of the causes. Now, that’s scary, but as you can already see, wrinkles in this area of the face are mostly unavoidable.
Age, sun exposure, gender, smoking, genetics can all contribute to wrinkles around mouth. Even our beauty regime can contribute! However, the most common cause us the inevitable ageing process. As we get older, wrinkles begin to appear in various places on our skin, from beneath our eyes to our forehead to our mouth.
Sadly, due to our skin structure, women develop more wrinkles around the mouth as we get older than men. Hmph!
The way we live our life can exacerbate things. If you spend a lot of time worshipping the sun, it’s highly likely that you’ll have more wrinkles around your mouth than a woman who hardly sees the sun.
It’s the same if you smoke. In fact, smoking hugely increases your risk of developing deep wrinkles around your mouth before your non-smoker friends. Alcohol can also exacerbate deep wrinkles around the mouth, as can smiling and laughing too much!
Oddly enough, there’s also a rumour that kissing can increase deep lines! If so, we’re really screwed.
Other causes of deep wrinkles around the mouth include:
Poor nutrition – junk food in general will speed up the ageing process, especially if you aren’t adding any fruit or vegetables to your diet
Sudden weight loss – it’s okay to want to lose weight, but if you lose a lot of weight very quickly, you can might lose its elasticity. This can lead to wrinkles.
If you’ve been obsessing over your mouth wrinkles, you’ve probably compared yours to other peoples.
And what you might have noticed is that there are different types of mouth lines. These include smile wrinkles, which run from the corners of your mouth to the bottom corners of your nose. Unfortunately, these lines cause your skin to sag. Not nice.
Marionette lines, on the other hand, are the droopy lines that make us look a bit sad. Aww. We’re not really sad – we’re just ageing too fast! (although this is definitely cause for unhappiness). However, marionette lines are caused by a breakdown of collagen, as opposed to melancholy.
Finally, there are vertical lip lines that are often nicknamed smoker’s lines. You don’t have to be a smoker to be beset by smoker’s lines, but smoking definitely worsens these lines and makes them look even worse. How? Well, vertical lip lines are caused by a person – wait for it – using their lips too much. In other words, regular lip movements can cause you to age faster.
Source: Beauty and Tips