Our lips age differently than the rest of our skin does: Because the muscles of the lips are in a circle around the mouth, every time the lips contract they get smaller and wrinkle, causing the formation of unwanted vertical lines. Keep your lips looking their best with these preventative tips from plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber.
Protect Your Pucker
The ravages of smoking and sun can be found in the form of vertical pucker lines on the lips. When it comes to smoking, the solution is simple: Don't. When it comes to sun, just protect your lips as you protect your skin: with moisturizer, in the form of a lip balm with SPF.
Antioxidants can help reverse sun damage and protect your lips from accelerated aging by encouraging collagen production and inhibiting inflammation from sun exposure. Products that contain a combination of vitamins C and E and melatonin, like Dr. Imber's Youth Corridor Antioxidant Boost Skin Serum, have been shown to prevent and correct the signs of aging by directly targeting free radical damage.
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