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Many home remedies can help deal with common signs of aging. 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 aging 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.

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 moisturizer to the area around the jaw or mouth.

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.

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.

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


Repeat this application nightly as needed.

About the Author

Darla Ferrara

Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.