Wrinkles around the mouth: how to erase them

How do wrinkles appear around the mouth?

The wrinkles around the mouth are often attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking or prolonged sun exposure), but they can also be formed in people who have never smoked, and be the consequence of harmless gestures such as whistling, pouting or of all those duck faces when you want to take a selfie. Drinking with a straw can also promote the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.

How to effectively fight against wrinkles around the mouth?

In general, fine lines are formed due to a contraction of the muscles when you make a facial expression. Over time, your skin will be less elastic and will have difficulty returning to its original shape. If you have particularly thin skin, it is likely that you will see this “bar code” faster.

Prevent these fine lines

Some hacks can help you avoid the formation of wrinkles around your mouth. Knowing that they are formed by micro facial twitches, especially the muscles of the mouth and jaw, it may be advisable to limit as much as you can. The more you laugh at the glare, smile, pinch your lips or make discontent face, the more these micro-movements can turn into fine lines.

An unhealthy lifestyle will also have unfortunate consequences for the health of your skin. Take care of it every day by starting to moisturize it (by drinking water and using nourishing creams). Eat vitamins and minerals in large quantities (because your skin is largely made up of it). Do not expose your skin to too drastic temperature changes without protecting it. And do not forget to remove makeup before going to bed.

Tobacco and alcohol are also bad for the health of your skin. In particular, smoking, which will accentuate the formation of wrinkles around the mouth.

Natural methods

Different natural methods exist to limit the formation of wrinkles around the mouth. Start a diet rich in vitamin C and E. Facial gym can also be a good idea, as well as massaging of your skin to activate the microcirculation.

When you apply your anti-wrinkle cream, use the tips of your fingers to put pressure on the corners of your mouth and the entire outline of your mouth. This will help to straighten and smooth your skin. And to make it visibly younger.

The facial gym is another very simple alternative to achieve at home. All you need to do, for example, is to pronounce the O or U vowels by exaggerating the opening of your mouth.

In any case, the best weapon against wrinkles remains to take these small signs of aging, which mainly reflect your good mood and your propensity to laugh and smile to life.

Good beauty care

The good beauty reflexes can also allow you to fade your wrinkles around the mouth. And delay as much as possible a consultation with a surgeon.

Wrinkle Creams

Anti-wrinkle creams are ideal for nourishing the skin around your mouth, which is particularly fragile. Some specifically target this area of ​​the face.

To effectively fade, apply in the morning and evening to strengthen and deeply nourish your skin. However, be careful not to place too high expectations on these beauty treatments that only work on superficial wrinkles. For the most prominent, the advice and intervention of a professional (such as a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon) will be necessary.

A nourishing mask with vegetable oils

A mask with vegetable oils (argan oil, olive, and castor oil) will deeply moisturize the skin around the lips and prevent the appearance of fine lines. Let them on for ten minutes. And take the opportunity to relax the muscles of your face.

Anti-aging serums

An anti-aging serum will usually be essential from your 40s. This formula is both rich and nourishing and will replace elastin and collagen that your body produces less. Be careful though, as it will never replace a moisturizer.


Superficial wrinkles can be treated with neuromodulator injections (such as Botox). This relaxes the muscle tension around your mouth and therefore slows the aging of the skin. It is, therefore, more of a prevention method, which is moreover carried out more and more early in young patients (who are sometimes only 20 or 30 years old).

Injected at low doses, neuromodulators will relax the muscles of your face. And will make wrinkles less visible. It usually takes 2 weeks before the effects are visible. They are temporary, and a new appointment with your surgeon will be necessary after 4 months maximum. The cost of these interventions is also quite high.

Aesthetic medicine to the rescue

Fade wrinkles around the mouth. Cosmetic medicine is sometimes the only remedy you have. Especially if your wrinkles are particularly deepened. In this case, your specialist can offer you different techniques.

Including burning the wrinkles with a laser. This will make a younger look to your lips.

Injections of fillers are also very popular, not only to erase wrinkles but also make your lips plumper. For wrinkles, your doctor will inject hyaluronic acid (which your skin produces naturally) under the skin. It can also prevent the formation of new fine lines by modifying the support of your lips on your maxilla and teeth. This is the most effective treatment for this area because the effects are long-lasting. And hyaluronic acid does not present any risk of toxicity.