face wrinkles

There is nothing more annoying than getting wrinkles on the face and realizing that these wrinkles are carved on our faces every time we laugh, talk, or eat. Mouth wrinkles, also known as perioral wrinkles are more common than you may think among people, irrespective of age. They are fine and deep lines that appear on and around the mouth area. Wrinkles around the mouth indicate that skin has started to lose its elasticity and natural collagen, the primary reason which leads to wrinkles.

Causes of Mouth Wrinkles

There are many facets that can lead to wrinkles such as genetics, age, smoking, and sun exposure. 


Wrinkles around the mouth are a part of the aging process because of the loss of proteins called collagen and elastin, which keep your skin agile and steady. 

UV Rays

Ultraviolet rays from the sun damage the fibers in the skin called elastin and when these fibers break down, the skin begins to slump, stretch, and become inept to go back into place after stretching. 


Smokers are vulnerable to mouth wrinkles because of the squeezing of the lips, which occurs during smoking. Drinking with a straw is similar to smoking and also leads to the formation of wrinkles. 

Types of Skin Lines in Mouth wrinkles

Vertical lip lines

They are also known as smoker’s lines, but they aren’t certainly from smoking.  Everyone gets them as they age but smokers just get them earlier due to pressing the lips together when they smoke. Waxing and threading your upper lip can also lead to these lines, but they are not as harmful as smoking. 

Marionette lines

These are the vertical face wrinkles that can be found at the corners of your mouth.  Marionette lines can give your face a plunge expression that can make you look angry or serious even when you are just relaxing. 

Smile Lines

They are also known as Nasolabial lines that sneak from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. They are more perceivable in women as compared to men as they age. 

Ways To Prevent Wrinkles Around The Mouth

Prevention is always better than treatment. Lips and the surrounding skin are delicate and more vulnerable to damage than other parts of the face. That is why it is important to adopt a skincare routine with an anti-aging product early. You can go for serums that have the required nourishment and can target elastin and collagen synthesis for preventing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Use a serum that is light and gets absorbed into the skin immediately. Also, you can use the serum under sunscreen and moisturizers.

#1 Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

The key to healthy skin is using sunscreen daily.

Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream is built with SPF 50. It will protect you from the sun, prevent sunspots, and even provide coverage for slight discolorations like hyperpigmentation and redness.

The main cause of wrinkles is the changes in the skin like the breakdown of elastin and collagen tissue that are the result of chronic sun exposure. It is important that you use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and one mineral component like titanium or zinc. Also, you should use lip sunscreen for enhancing protection.

#2 Try a Night Cream

For avoiding or reducing the pesky face wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, you have to invest in a night cream. Through quality night creams, you will be providing your skin with deep thermal hydration that leads to thickening of the skin and effective reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. There are a few night creams that have been designed specifically for maximizing overnight hydration. You can also try using Vitamin C Night serums that are effective for mouth wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin C also boosts the production of skin collagen. We recommend the Pilgrim Vitamin C Night Serum that has a non-greasy formula that helps in fighting the signs of premature aging and environmental damage. 

#3 Facial Exercises

Facial exercises target the mouth and cheek areas, helping in increasing the blood flow, and improving muscle tone which eventually leads to reducing fine lines. Facial skin with sufficient muscle tone and collagen can dissuade wrinkling around the mouth.

#4 Use Silk/Satin Pillowcase

Silk or satin pillowcases may help cut down on wrinkles, face creases, and lines while you sleep. The less your skin forms impressions while you sleep, the less you will have ageing lines. 

It is important that you don’t let the concerns regarding wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth prevent you from enjoying humor and happiness. Yes, laughter and smiles can stretch the skin surrounding the upper link and lead to wrinkles on the face over time, but it shouldn’t stop you from living life with unapologetic joy.

Vitamin C Night Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & White Lotus

Our lightweight, easily absorbed and non-greasy formula is the perfect warrior to fight against premature ageing and signs of environmental damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin and combats free radicals.

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