Ageing comes along with a great deal of baggage and one irritating but normal part of it is wrinkles; it is therefore fair to say that old age and wrinkles are good bedfellows. Wrinkles can generally appear on almost any part of the body but because other parts of the body are partly hidden, people don’t really fuss about them. However, when they appear somewhere on your face, it becomes apparent to whosoever will and very few people can tolerate that. It is therefore important for one to eliminate wrinkles on the face, especially above the lip as soon as they appear. You don’t want to stick with something that is going decrease your face value- literally.
What causes wrinkles?
It is suspected that the main culprit when it comes to wrinkles that appear above the lip if facial expressions where the lip gets involved. The formation of these wrinkles is mainly caused by the amount of tension that that the lips find themselves under. It is therefore important for you to learn how to relax your mouth so as to eliminate those attendant wrinkles. Since lots of facial expressions keep your lip muscles tense thus causing wrinkles, keeping those muscles relaxed is surely one way you can actually eradicate wrinkles around the lip.
The effect of sunlight
The other culprit that deals blows to your lips causing unwanted wrinkles is sunlight. The ultraviolet rays emanating from the sun promote the creation of free radicals which eventually cause wrinkles. You are therefore better off trying to avoid exposure to direct sunlight thus avoiding both ultra violet and ultra blue radiation. The best way to achieve this goal is to use sunscreen. You can also get rid of wrinkles above your lip by keeping your skin well moisturized. It is important to keep your skin moisturized both externally and internally. You need to take sufficient fluids thought the day and especially water; the application of moisturizing creams on the lips is also truly effective.
The use of hydroxyl acids
There are chemical substances such as topical creams that contain different types of hydroxyl are helpful in eliminating wrinkles above the lip. When you apply creams containing hydroxyl acids, they peel off the top layer of the skin thereby exposing fresh and vibrant skin. Retin A on the other hand helps in the regeneration of skin cells and in the process the wrinkles are dealt a fatal blow. There are also more modern ways if dealing with wrinkles above the lip and chemical peels are a good example. The top layer of your skin is burned off leaving behind a new fresh layer of skin.
When to see a dermatologist
If you want to try any of these modern ways of to get rid of wrinkles above the lip, you need to consult a dermatologist in order to keep from harming your skin. Nowadays more and more people prefer laser therapy which also works pretty well even though there are just a few limitations. Since the effect of laser therapy is not so long lived, you have to repeat the process after another 3 or 6 months. Last but not least is sleep, which is the best remedy in fighting off skin problems. Having adequate sleep can actually help you postpone wrinkles for up to 10 years.