Lips do become thinner and wrinkled, and lines may develop around the mouth, with age, sun exposure and smoking all potential culprits. It’s one of the icky things about maturing beauty we have to accept, but there are easy ways to turn the tables and play up lips. Yes, you could have filler injections, which are a little costly and last about six months. Or you could simply give your mouth extra TLC and use your humble lipstick to achieve fuller looking lips, all in a matter of minutes.
3 hot tips
Follow these golden rules and your lips will become more kissable by the day.
1. Extend face anti-ageing skincare to your smile. The skin on your lips is thinner than the rest of your face so it’s more fragile. Apply a nourishing balm during the day and before bed.
2. Protect, protect, protect. Lips don’t have oil glands so they don’t have the same protective outer layer found on other skin and they’re prone to dehydration all year round. So if you don’t want chapped, dry, sore lips, apply a lipstick or balm with SPF daily.
3. Weekly exfoliation is key to having a soft plump pout. There are lip scrubs on the market or you can DIY. First, apply a nourishing lip balm. Second, work over your lips with a soft toothbrush using a circular motion to remove surface dead skin.