How to Tackle the Appearance of Wrinkles Around the Mouth

Wrinkles around the mouth can add years to your appearance. The mouth is one of the first areas of the face to develop wrinkles and, although they are inevitable, it is possible to reduce their appearance and prevent fine lines around the mouth from appearing to deepen prematurely.

Keep reading to discover what causes wrinkles around the mouth and how to help get rid of the appearance of marionette lines, for a more youthful-looking appearance.

What causes wrinkles around the mouth?

Loss of collagen and elastin

Every year, skin loses an estimated 1% of its collagen and elastin levels (2 essential proteins responsible for skin’s plump appearance), causing wrinkles to develop on all parts of the face. However, the mouth, eye area and forehead are particularly prone to wrinkles, as the skin around these areas is thinner.

Environmental and lifestyle factors

Laugh lines and smile lines are a natural part of aging, but there are environmental and lifestyle factors that can emphasize the depth of wrinkles, such as:

  • Unprotected, overexposure to UV rays
  • Facial expressions, including squinting, frowning and laughing
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet

The different types of mouth wrinkles

Smile lines

Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are naturally caused by the repetitive movements of facial muscles and can be seen when smiling and laughing. The lines may disappear when the face relaxes. However, as we age, they typically become more noticeable and deeper set.

Marionette lines

Marionette lines are facial wrinkles that run vertically between the mouth and chin, and typically appear in your 40’s and 50’s. As collagen levels naturally deplete, skin has less support, resulting in drooping and folding.

Lipstick lines

Lipstick lines are vertical lines that run above the upper lip towards the nose and on the lips themselves. Lipstick often settles in these fine lines and can emphasize their appearance.

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How to get rid of wrinkles around the mouth

Like pores and fine lines, you can’t completely get rid of mouth wrinkles without invasive procedures, but there are preventative methods that can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.

Use a serum formulated with collagen peptides

What is collagen good for? Collagen helps to give the skin look of firmness and elasticity, supporting a more youthful-looking appearance.

No7 Line Correcting Booster Serum is formulated with No7’s powerful anti-wrinkle collagen peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+. It helps to reduce the appearance of stubborn lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nasolabial folds.

After cleansing and toning, use the precision applicator to apply directly onto fine lines around the mouth. Then, follow up with your regular No7 face serum and moisturizer.

Apply the best cream for wrinkles around the mouth

The best cream for wrinkles around the mouth will lock in vital hydration and be infused with SPF to help shield against wrinkle-causing sun damage.

No7 Restore and Renew Multi Action Face cream with SPF 30 is designed to target the key signs of aging. Formulated with No7’s unique anti-wrinkle and brightening complexes, it helps to hydrate the skin. After 2 weeks, the face and neck look younger, while mouth wrinkles appear reduced.

Apply every morning as the last step of your skincare routine.

Try a wrinkle filler

No7 Instant Illusion Wrinkle Filler helps to fill out deep lines and mouth wrinkles, reducing their appearance. The velvety-soft formula is infused with a unique blend of soft-focus spheres and reflecting pigments to create the illusion of younger-looking skin around the mouth and on the face.

Use after applying your favorite No7 moisturizer or foundation. Apply directly onto fine lines around the mouth, then tap gently to fill the line and smooth away the excess product.

Apply a night cream with retinol

One of the best treatments for wrinkles around the mouth is night cream formulated with retinol, as it works alongside the skin’s natural production of collagen.

No7 Pure Retinol Night Cream helps to visibly smooth the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and face in just two weeks. Infused with .025% pure retinol and soothing shea butter, it provides powerful anti-aging results, while being gentler to the skin.

Apply every evening as the last step in your skincare routine, massaging over the face and neck in small upward circles.

Choose your makeup wisely

Opt for a moisturizing, satin finish lipstick to help prevent lipstick from bleeding and emphasizing lipstick lines.

Use No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick to keep lips feeling soft and moisturized for up to 8 hours.


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