Lips, if you think about it, say so much about us. The expressions we curve our lips into instantly give away our emotions, the colors we paint them showcase our personal style and who we kiss them with reveal who we are closest to. But our lips can also age us, and sometimes even make you look older than you are. Below, five characteristics of lips that may be showing your age, and the easy ways to stop it.
Lips That ThinAs collagen production slows down, your once-voluminous lips can become thin and flat, which makes you look older and can throw off the natural balance of your face. Restylane Silk helps you achieve more youthful-looking lips by providing precise shaping using small, smooth particles administered through a super-fine needle. The result? Naturally beautiful, plump lips that can seem more tailored to your facial proportions.
A Too-Dark Matte Lipstick
Something as simple as the wrong lipstick can add years to your face. A heavy, dark matte lip color emphasizes thinning lips and accentuates a lack of definition that is often associated with aging features. Instead, make your lips look more youthful by wearing a lighter, glossier hue that adds fullness and gives your lips a more naturally flattering finish.
The Unavoidable Lip Lines
Lip lines are one of the inevitable parts of aging, and sometimes they pop up even sooner than we expect thanks to daily activities like talking, smiling, eating and drinking. Those vertical wrinkles that form around our mouth not only give away our age, but they even make us look older than we are. To correct this, Restylane Silk uses a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid that helps to smooth wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years and older.
Unwelcome Hair Growth
Changing hormones can also contribute to another telltale sign of aging: lip hair. Many women tend to see an increase in unwanted lip hair, particularly in the upper lip area around menopause. Luckily, there are a myriad of solutions to treat this, from the simple (tweezing and waxing) to spa and in-office options (lasers and prescription creams).
Dryness and Flaking
Nothing screams youth like nourished, smooth lips, but weather conditions, from sun damage to the bitter cold, can cause them to dry, flake and crack. To avoid these environmental beauty blunders, moisturize your lips with products that feature ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, hydrating oils and antioxidants that hydrate. Finish with a lip balm that contains SPF, and for an added bonus, one with a colored tint for an extra pop.