You don't have to pay for expensive professional treatments to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles around your mouth. You can make a few lifestyle changes or try natural or over-the-counter remedies to get rid of deep skin wrinkles. The treatments may take a bit of effort, but you'll save money and avoid time-consuming and possibly painful visits to the dermatologist.
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Make Lifestyle Changes
Smoking can create deep wrinkles around your mouth and speed up your skin's natural aging process. Stop smoking to prevent deep wrinkles from forming or getting worse.
Sun exposure can also lead to wrinkles around your mouth. If you go out in the sun, apply sunblock to your face to prevent the sun's ultraviolet rays from worsening your wrinkles or creating new wrinkles around your mouth.
Clean up Your Diet
A healthy diet is associated with fewer wrinkles, concluded a study published in 2018 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The study looked more than 2,300 women, finding that diets rich in meat and snacks were correlated to more wrinkles than a diet rich in fruit.
Help keep collagen and elastin in your skin strong by enjoying a bounty of antioxidant-rich foods, including berries, broccoli and carrots.
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Apply Topical Treatments
Purchase grape seed extract at any health food store and use the extract topically to treat your deep facial wrinkles. Grape seed extract has natural antioxidant properties and can help restore elasticity to your wrinkled skin. Massage the grape seed extract into your deep wrinkles daily to keep your skin looking young.
Choose an over-the-counter anti-wrinkle cream to treat the deep wrinkles around your mouth. Over-the-counter creams can be more affordable than prescription medications or professional treatments.
Look for topical creams that contain beneficial ingredients that reduce deep wrinkles such as retinol, which thickens deep layers of the skin and softens lines, as well as alpha hydroxy acids, coenzyme Q10 or kinetin. Don't think you have to spend a lot to get the best wrinkle cream—inexpensive wrinkle creams can be just as helpful in reducing wrinkles as more expensive creams.
Exercise Your Face
One of the most affordable ways to get rid of deep wrinkles around your mouth is to perform face-tightening exercises. Stand in front of the mirror and performing facial exercises for 15 minutes every day to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Start by stretching your mouth as wide as you can, as if saying "cheese." Hold the position for two seconds, then pucker your lips together tightly so that your lips almost touch your nose.
Hold this pose for two seconds, then stretch your mouth back into the "cheese" position. After two seconds, stretch your lips forward and down, as if saying the word "go." Hold for two seconds, then relax. Repeat the entire routine 20 times.
Leigh Good has been writing for magazines and newspapers for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in numerous print and online publications. Good has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Georgia State University.