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9 Easy Remedies For Lip Lines That Don’t Cost A Fortune

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Helpful Remedies For Wrinkles Around Your Mouth

Fine lines and wrinkles, including lip lines, are an inescapable part of aging, and aging is an inescapable part of life. And while I try not to get too worked up about the various signs that I’m getting older, sometimes that’s easier said than done!

For me, it’s the lines around my lips (AKA lip lines or lip wrinkles) that bother me most frequently. But since I doubt I’m the only one who feels self-conscious about their lip lines, I figured I could help us all out by rounding up some helpful home remedies for lip wrinkles.

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So I’ve put together this list of 9 simple and practical remedies for lip lines! Give them a try, and for even more anti-aging skincare tips, look for my e-book Aging Gracefully in my shop (or download it free if you’re an OGT Plus member!)

9 Home Remedies For Lip Lines And Wrinkles

Remedies For Lip Lines - woman applying lip balm

1. Use Sun Protection

A lot of factors contribute to aging, including sun exposure. Even if you apply an SPF moisturizer to your face every day, failing to protect your lips can eventually lead to lip lines and wrinkles.

Luckily, protecting your lips from the harmful effects of UV rays is easy! Just swipe on a lipstick or lip balm with SPF before you leave the house.

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2. Nutrition & Hydration

When it comes to minimizing the appearance of lip wrinkles, never underestimate the power of proper nutrition and hydration! Eating a balanced diet with plenty of antioxidant-rich foods like berries, leafy greens, nuts, and whole grains is key.

And make sure you’re drinking plenty of water too. Aim to drink 8-10 glasses per day to help keep your skin looking firm and vibrant.

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3. Consider Collagen

Collagen, the primary protein found in our skin, starts to break down as we age. This causes the skin to lose some of its structural support, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Many people (myself included!) find that taking a collagen supplement helps to keep their skin looking brighter and more firm. You can read my full blog post about collagen supplements here.

Remedies For Lip Lines - woman doing facial exercises

4. Try Facial Exercises

Doing a few simple facial exercises can help firm and tone the skin around your mouth, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Try doing one or both of these exercises 10 times per day:

  • With your lips closed, lift one corner of your mouth into a half-smile, then repeat on the other side.
  • Hide your teeth with your lips, then open your mouth into a big “O” shape. Smile as big as you can without showing your teeth, then relax your mouth.

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Remedies For Lip Lines - jar of sugar, jar of honey, peppermint essential oil, and coconut oil for making lip scrub

5. Exfoliate

Exfoliation sloughs off dry and dull skin, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines. You can make your own simple lip scrub at home to keep your lips and the skin around them looking soft and more vibrant!

Remedies For Lip Lines - woman looking in mirror while wiping her cheek with a microfiber face cloth

6. Use a Gentle Cleanser

It’s important to wash your face with a gentle cleanser rather than a harsh soap, especially for those of us with aging skin. Gentle cleansers (like an oil cleanser, for instance) won’t strip your skin of its natural oils like soaps can.

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7. Add Vitamin C

Consider incorporating a product with vitamin C into your skincare regimen, like this homemade vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is great for aging skin, as it can help promote tissue healing, reduce hyperpigmentation, counter sun damage, and more.

Remedies For Lip Lines - woman holding straws and doing a thumbs down

8. Don’t Use Straws

In case you needed another reason to ditch the straw in your drink, consider the fact that straw use can contribute to wrinkles around your mouth and upper lip. Repeatedly pursing your lips around straws can deepen those lines around your lips, so opt to sip your drinks instead.

Remedies For Lip Lines - woman sitting at a mirror putting on lipstick

9. Use These Lipstick Tips

If you’re looking to draw attention away from those pesky lip lines, makeup can either be a help or a hindrance! Learn how to use makeup to flatter your lips by checking out these lipstick tips for older women.

What’s your best lip tip?

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • To avoid facial and lip lines, stop smoking. As a nurse I could always identify a smoker by the lines in her face and around her lips.

    • I have a friend who is still a smoker – she’s only a little over a year older than me, but has been mistaken for my mother more than once!

  • I stopped smoking a long time ago but I heard that those years of smoking would result in lines around my mouth as I aged. They were right. If you know any smokers tell them that this is true! The fine lines become a reminder of your stubborness to tough it out and quit smoking :-( maybe this will encourage someone out there. thanks for the great tips Jillee

    • I have been using Covergirl Outlast lipstick for 20 years. It does not weep into the lip lines and truly stays on all day. It comes in a box with a clear moisturizer lipstick cover if you desire the moisturized feel. You need soap, facial cleanser wipe or oily cleaner to remove it. Love not having to re-apply lip color after meals.

    • There is one time when you DO want to use a straw – when drinking spoke cider vinegar! You want to use a straw for that to minimize ACV touching your teeth, as ACV can erode tooth enamel.

      Oops! Meant for this to be a comment on the post, not a reply to a comment.

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