Did you read the headline above and have to do a double take? Well, it turns out that bottled water itself may be a contributing factor to one of the most dreaded signs of aging: smoker’s lines (or water bottle lines!) around the lips and mouth.
Though it may surprise you, there is a science to why drinking from water bottles and other lip-pursing activities like using straws and smoking create wrinkles around the mouth. Years of cumulative damage from repetitive muscle motions around the lips and mouth can create deep creases in the delicate surrounding skin. Though it may be troublesome to think that something as simple as drinking water might lead to facial aging and wrinkles, there are some steps you can take to minimize the damage from these types of repetitive muscle movements that can create unsightly lip lines.
First and foremost, slather on the sunscreen. This is a must-have for any anti-aging skincare regimen. In addition to this step, consider switching to a wide-mouthed reusable water bottle, which can provide equivalent hydration without requiring the pursing of lips.
If you have significant creases around the mouth – whether they are smoker’s lines or “water bottle lines,” there are some noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatments that can make a significant improvement: skin resurfacing and wrinkle treatments like chemical peels, IPL photofacials and injectable dermal fillers can all improve the look of these lines.
Don’t skip the water – it’s key for keeping skin looking youthful and supple. But you might want to consider a less damaging (and more environmentally sustainable) reusable water bottle with a wider mouth before making a trip to a medical spa to undo some of the damage and keep your mouth and lips looking young and beautiful.
At Motykie Med Spa, your beauty, health, and wellness are top priorities. They offer the most advanced techniques in Skin Care, Body Contouring, Injectables and Laser Treatments.
Dr. Gary Motykie is the only Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the world to pioneer the combination of currently available cosmetic treatments with several Health & Wellness Services to promote the best aesthetic results possible. The goal at Motykie Med Spa is to give you flawless, healthy, younger looking skin while simultaneously creating a long-term, custom treatment plan that will slow the aging process and help to create the best and most beautiful you.