How to Get Rid of Smoker’s Lines Naturally
Causes of the Lip Creases
You can see it often as people age—those vertical lines or wrinkles that form on and around the upper lip. Technically, they're called "perioral lines." More commonly: smoker's lines.
And, yes, they can be caused by smoking.
The problem is many women who never smoked develop them too, sooner or later.
Any kind of movement similar to smoking can contribute to this very unattractive appearance.
Think about the motion your lips make when sucking on a straw. If you drink your fresh squeezed juices through a straw, as I have done in the past, consider going back to sipping from the glass instead.
Poor hydration contributes to lip creases as well. Make sure you always have your favorite lip balm handy.
Exposing your unprotected lips to the sun also accelerates the development of wrinkles. That is why I included coconut oil in our Sensual Lip Balm to offer natural protection against the sun’s rays.
There are several other causes—mostly a matter of muscle movement. People—women, especially—tend to purse their lips as they age, which creases the skin over the lips.
There are a few things you can do to limit your collagen loss and to keep your lips looking plump and firm for longer.
Your lips are composed of the same stuff as the skin elsewhere on your body. This means they need the same protection. Too much sun can cause real damage to the collagen in your lips. A little lip balm will work in the same way as sunblock and is much more convenient. Never leave home with it.
Lips should also be exfoliated gently, just like your face. You don't want to use your facial dry brush on the lips, though. Every night you can massage your lips gently with a washcloth or soft toothbrush to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and help keep their rosy color, and then apply castor oil before you go to sleep.
Facial Exercises to Reduce Lip Lines
Exercise 1. This exercise tightens the muscles around your mouth and plumps your lips.
Wrap the upper lip over the upper teeth and the lower lip over the lower teeth. Place the middle knuckle of your index finger between your lips. Press your lips over the knuckle. Take a deep breath and squeeze the knuckle with both lips. Try to pull the knuckle out, as if you want to break free from the grip. This way you will have to hold your grip tighter. Feel the burn. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Exercise 2. This exercise will decrease your upper lip lines.
With the forefinger and middle finger of both hands, press on your top lip, two fingers on each side of your mouth, just below your nose. Push up with your fingers. Meanwhile, pull down with your upper lip’s own muscles, covering your upper teeth with your lip. Make sure you feel the burn. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
These exercises do work. Peculiar as they may seem to those uninitiated in facial exercises, they’re easy to master. They do require repetitions, daily commitment, and time. But I promise: You will see and feel a pleasing difference.
Cupping Lip Massage
Lip massage is one the best things you can do for minimizing or eliminating lip wrinkles. The most convenient and effective way to address those troublesome lip lines is with the RejuvaCup.
An application of a few seconds, several times per day will keep your lips plump and youthful for years to come.
I have one cup on my bathroom counter and one in my purse. When I have a free minute, or I need to look my best, I apply my Sensual Lip Balm, get the RejuvaCup, squeeze the ball, and glide it across my lips back and forth several times. The cup draws the blood to the surface and makes my lips look plump and youthful.
And it will do the same for you.
Your Lips Talk About You
Lips are more unique one person to the next than you may think. Many forensic scientists believe they may one day work like fingerprints, distinguishing one person from every other.
And lips say a lot about you. Do you find yourself being judgmental about other people and situations? This is one of the factors that contributes the most to lip creases.
So here’s my little Thanksgiving gift to you. A chapter from my book The Quantum Key: Transcending Life's Trials.
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