We all want to preserve our youthful appearance and age gracefully. In reality, you cannot stop the ageing process but you can slow it down with less stress, relaxation, proper diet and exercise. Looking young can be difficult to achieve if you have wrinkles or deep frown lines around your mouth. Wrinkles around the mouth are normal as you age because skin loses its elasticity.
Keep a happy face and always smile. Smiling uses less facial muscles compared to frowning, thereby reducing stress lines around your mouth.
Protect your skin from the sun. Apply sunscreen containing zinc oxide with SPF 30 or higher that protects against both UVA and UVB rays to reduce wrinkles around your mouth. Regular application is important if you are in the sun for long periods of time.
Sleep adequately, exercise, eat healthy, and consume adequate amounts of vitamin C and lots of fruits and vegetables to help keep your skin elastic. Avoid smoking because smoking a cigarette depletes vitamin C in your system.
Wash and clean your face before going to bed every night. Apply facial moisturiser and alternate it with wrinkle-reducing cream such as Retinol A. Get a facial scrub at a beauty salon twice a month to remove the dead skin on your face and make way for a healthier new skin to develop.
Have Botox Injections to erase the lines around the mouth with your dermatologist's approval. Botox injection needs to be given every few months, with a gap of at least three months.