How to Use Tape to Get Rid of Wrinkles Around the Mouth

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How to Use Tape to Get Rid of Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Applying tape around the mouth is an inexpensive way to reduce wrinkles. (a tape holder image by Rich Johnson from Fotolia.com)

Many home remedies can help deal with common signs of ageing. The website Carefair.com refers to facial taping as "The Celebrity Secret." Fine lines around the mouth form for a number of reasons and as the body ages, skin thins and loses its elasticity. The system begins producing less oil and the cells dry out. Looking for answers to the ageing process seems to be part of human nature, as is the desire to save money. Using household tape, you may be able to achieve both with an overnight plan to reduce the fines lines around the mouth.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Skin cleanser
  • Facial cleaning cloth
  • Dry towel
  • Tape (any tape such as clear, masking or duct)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Exfoliate skin before going to bed. Use a facial towel and gently wash the skin with a mild face cleanser. Apply the towel to the skin using a circular motion to scrub off dead skin cells. Wash the cleanser off with cool water from the tap. Gently towel-dry your face, patting as opposed to rubbing with the cloth. Do not apply face cream or moisturiser to the area around the jaw or mouth.

  2. 2

    Pull a long strand of tape off the roll. Length of tape will vary, but assume you need at least six inches. Apply one end approximately 1/2-inch from the corners of the mouth near the jaw line. Pull back on the tape, running your finger along its length to secure it to the skin. Attach the loose end of the tape directly behind the ear. Repeat this process on the other side of the face.

  3. 3

    Apply tape directly to the area around the mouth where lines become prominent. Use smaller sections of tape and attach it to areas where you see lines around your mouth. Smooth the tape out with your fingers.

  4. 4

    Leave tape on overnight as you sleep and remove it in the morning. Wash face thoroughly to remove any adhesive from the skin.

Tips and warnings

  • Repeat this application nightly as needed.

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