Lip lines can be very unappealing. More commonly known with names such as vertical lines or smoker’s lines, lip lines are actually signs of aging which manifests on the lips. Because of this, many people who have them are always on the lookout for ways to correct them by learning about the best products for lip lines.
Before we take a look at some of the best products for lip lines, it is first important to understand what causes lip lines. Some of the most common causes of the development of lip lines are the likes of natural aging, over or prolonged exposure to the sun as well as smoking. While most people are eager to jump the gun and go for drastic measures such as going for laser treatments, using dermal fillers or Botox treatments, there are other ‘milder’ ways to take care of lip lines.
Instead of going for those drastic measures, why not try some products you can find at your local store to get rid of those lip lines? There are two ways to go about this; the first is to use a product that will help the lip lines to naturally heal and look better, and the second is, while the lip lines are healing, use cosmetic products to conceal the lip lines. This is probably the best, and least invasive approach to go with if you are looking to naturally heal your lip lines.
Right after you wash your face, apply glycolic acid lotion on your lip lines. According to skin experts, glycolic acid helps to shed off the dead cells around the lip lines, and slowly replace them with new cells. After you apply glycolic acid lotion, apply moisturizer on your lips at least ten minutes before you apply any lip color. A good lip moisturizer could really help to eliminate lip lines as well as prevent any new lip lines to develop.
While you are using products to help heal the lip lines, use foundation to help conceal the lip lines. Basically once the moisturizer has dried, apply a thin layer of foundation. Apply some powder over the foundation, and apply a lip liner to outline lightly and help fill your lips in. Some of the best products for lip lines are the likes of Olay Regenerating Lip Anti Aging Concentrate and Sephora Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip anti-aging, hydrating cream. Go with the ones that work well for you.
The DIY fix: Lips that are dry or flaky automatically look thinner and more wrinkled than they are, so get on the balm bandwagon. “Skin makes less oil as we age, and lips are at a unique disadvantage because they don’t have an epidermal layer, which is where oil is produced to begin with,” says Paul M. Friedman, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Bringing back moisture is the key to keeping lips looking smooth, even, and full. Try a rich balm like Aveeno Active Naturals Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner ($3), a treatment like Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Lip Rejuvenating Treatment ($17), or a healing gloss with color like Clinique Superbalm Tinted Lip Treatment ($11.50).
The doctor fix: Age-related dryness is usually easy to remedy, but if yours is extreme and accompanied by flaking or blistering, consult a dermatologist. “Severe dry patches can be a sign of a precancerous condition caused by UV exposure,” says New Orleans dermatologist Patricia K. Farris, M.D. “That’s why sunscreen on your lips is a year-round must.”
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