Many women suffer from lip lines, they can start in our thirties, and not always for the most obvious reasons of sun damage, smoking, and pursing our lips in disapproval. It can just be genetics.
I inherited many good things from my mother; cheekbones, being tall, and long hands, but I also inherited my prune-like mouth…
There are endless fixes on the market; from just keeping your lips hydrated, to massage and needles, but here I suggest some of my tried and tested for the immediate, short, medium and long term.
ReVive Lip and Perioral renewal serum is a wax based product with fills in less than the Berry but hydrates, good on area around the lips.
Derma rolling. I am a great advocate of derma rolling... It helps get rid of scars, sun damage and stimulates collagen production, thus reducing or slowing down the appearance of wrinkles. It can be done easily at home, albeit with moderation. On and around my lips, I would probably use the tiniest needle 0.25 which doesn't draw blood and gently stimulates the derma. I will do this once a week, once a month I will use 0.5 derma roller before I go to sleep, this might draw tiny dots of blood, I will apply a Vitamin C serum after, that will as a result of the derma roller penetrate 50% more that if i hadn't used it. There is many on the market, but make sure they are titanium needles!
After each application, I clear my derma roller with surgical spirit and then put it in boiling water, don't be lazy about this because if you don't clean it between applications you could be transferring all bacteria into your skin and don't share your roller!
Charlotte Tilbury does a great selection of lip pencils, I use Pillow talk as it is the closest to my lip colour. With the pencil I slightly fake my line and make it go up at the angles as with a marionette mouth my mouth tends to go down. I love the Lipstick Queen tints as they are very hydrating so you don't need to apply any moisturiser on top. Don't be put off by the green, it will actually adapt to your natural colour!
The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal direction should be provided by a qualified healthcare practitioner.