Actual untouched photo of 61-year-old who has performed
the facial exercises described below.
This article teaches readers how to get rid of age-related wrinkles around the mouth and
lips in 7 days using facial exercise. Short video teaches how. Results guaranteed. Read
below to learn how.
Why do people get wrinkles around the mouth and lips?
Wrinkles around the mouth and lips develop with age as we lose collagen beneath our skin.
Collagen is a "padding" beneath the skin which gives our skin that youthful
smoothness, plumpness, and absence of wrinkles when we are young. Collagen decreases
as we age, giving way to sagging skin and wrinkles, including those around the mouth
and lips. Surprisingly, this collagen loss can be replaced by muscle at any age, which
will help to get rid of wrinkles around the mouth and lips, bringing back youthful firmness
This youthful buildup of facial muscle is described below using two simple isometric
(resistance) exercises, either of which will work to rebuild age-reversing firmness and
get rid of wrinkles around the mouth and lips.
Why does aging increase wrinkles around the mouth and lips?
With aging, muscles throughout the body atrophy (decrease), according to the
"American Journal of Epidemiology" (1998; 147:755-63). In the elderly,
this age-related atrophy is called sarcopenia, and affects all muscles of the body,
including facial muscles (and mouth and lips). When the collagen and muscle tone
around the mouth and lips decrease from age-related atrophy, the skin around the
mouth and lips is then able to wrinkle and sag, according to the "British
Journal of Dermatology" (1999; 140:1038-1047).
Why do facial exercises make a face look younger?
Facial skin that has adequate underlying collagen or muscle tone is not prone to
wrinkling, according to the "British Journal of Dermatology" (1999; 140:1038-1047).
Adequate collagen or muscle beneath the skin inhibits the skin from wrinkling or
sagging, maintaining a youthful firmness, according to writer Jessica Dye at
"Today's Dietition" (http://www.todaysdietitian.com). Lost facial collagen
can be replaced by muscle. If either collagen or muscle loss have occurred, facial
exercises help to rebuild lost muscle regardless of a person's age.
Smoking accelerates age-related collagen loss
Smoking accelerates the age-related loss of collagen, resulting in premature aging of
the skin and even more severe wrinkles than in non-smokers, according to WebMD at
To make things even worse for the smokers, the action of smoking a cigarette
causes frequent puckering (wrinkling) of the lips, reinforcing wrinkles around the
mouth and lips. Wrinkles of the mouth and lips appear sooner and more profoundly
when subjected to an action that repeatedly reinforces wrinkling.
How can one get rid of wrinkles around the mouth and lips?
The facial exercises described below (and shown in the below video) will help to get
rid of wrinkles around the mouth and lips. If followed according to the instructions,
results are guaranteed in reducing or eliminating these wrinkles and should start to
become visible after only a few days. Even though results will be visible soon, these
muscles will continue to firm and tone for the next 2 to 3 months, bringing even more
- One obvious step is to not smoke.
- The next step is to keep skin moisturized. Dry skin wrinkles easier than moisturized skin.
- Also, protect your skin from the sun.
- And finally, use facial exercise to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin.
What exactly will the below-described facial exercises do to the mouth and lips?
The facial exercises described below and shown in the above two videos will build up a
"cushion" or "padding" of muscle beneath the wrinkled skin around
the mouth and lips, inhibiting the skin from wrinkling easily, returning a youthful
firmness to the mouth and lip areas of the face.
What happens if these facial exercises are overdone or performed too frequently?
The below-described facial exercises cannot be overdone or performed too frequently. If
done more often than instructed, results will come sooner and become more dramatic.
Although it is good to practice both of the below-described exercises, if only one of
the two is performed regularly, results will still be noticeable.
What kind of exercises are these?
The two facial exercises described in this article are isometric exercises, meaning
that resistance is used to build muscle. Resistance in these exercises is provided
by one's own body. No expensive devices are required, as many advertisers would have
Exercise #1: Hand-resistance exercise
Photo number 2 (right) is a photo showing how to perform this simple isometric exercise.
Perform this exercise a minimum of twice per day.
Hold this position for 10 minutes. If that is not possible, use 2 separate sessions of 5
minutes each. If 5 minutes is not possible, then break it down into 3 separate sessions
of shorter duration. Performing this exercise 2 or more times daily for 10 minutes
(or more) each session, will bring visible results within 7 days. Performing this exercise
more frequently for even more time will bring quicker, more dramatic results. Muscle
building will continue for 2 to 3 months. Afterward, about half the time can be spent
to maintain the desired muscle tone (described in detail below). It is much easier to
maintain muscle than to build it; thus, less time is required for maintaining muscle
than for building muscle.
- Hold your hand out in front of your face, away from your face to start with.
- With fingers pointing upward and tight together, make your hand flat and straight,
as if pressing against a flat wall in front of you.
- Next, turn your hand around so that your palm is facing you.
- Place your fingers over your lips, as shown in photo #2 above (video). Do not press hard.
- Now, try to pucker against the resistance of your fingers.
The resistance of your hand will not allow you to pucker, but the action of trying to
pucker against this resistance will build muscles around both the upper and lower lips
and surrounding areas of the mouth.
Exercise #2: hands-free resistance exercise
This video (right) demonstrates how to perform this simple hands-free isometric exercise
and should be performed twice daily. The advantage of this exercise over exercise number
1 above is that it can be performed while showering, driving, doing dishes, cooking, or
performing other tasks, since it is a hands-free exercise.
The resistance of trying to suck your lips inward while at the same time trying to
pucker causes enough resistance to build muscle around both the upper and lower lips
and surrounding areas of the mouth. Hold this position for 10 minutes. If that is not
possible, use 2 separate sessions of 5 minutes each.
If 5 minutes is not possible, then
break it down into 3 separate sessions of shorter duration. Performing this exercise
2 or more times daily for 10 minutes (or more) each session, will bring visible results
within 7 days. Performing this exercise more frequently for even more time will bring
quicker, more dramatic results. Muscle building will continue for 2 to 3 months. Afterward,
much less time can be spent to maintain the desired muscle tone (described in detail
below). It is much easier to maintain muscle than to build it; thus, less time is required
for maintaining muscle than for building muscle.
Which of the above exercises is best?
- With mouth closed and front teeth about 1/2 inch apart, try to pucker while at the
same time trying to suck your lips inward. Do not clamp your teeth down; keep them
- Be very careful to not cause wrinkles elsewhere on the face while performing this
exercise. For this reason, this exercise should be done in front of a mirror the first
day or two.
Either of the two above-described exercises will get rid of wrinkles of the mouth and
lips. Practicing and implementing only one of the two exercises will still bring results.
However, since each exercise builds muscle in a slightly different way, it is good to
perform both regularly. Most people use the hands-free exercise about 80% of the time
and the hands-on exercise 20% of the time simply because the hands-free method is more
convenient while getting on with daily life.
Will I always have to spend this much time to get rid of mouth and lip wrinkles?
No. After building up the muscles to get rid of wrinkles around the mouth and lips, far
less time and attention will be required to maintain it. It is much easier to maintain
a particular level of muscle than to build it.
Once the desired level of muscle is achieved to get rid of wrinkles around the mouth
and lips, this muscle tone can be maintained permanently by practicing one or both
exercises for only 5 minutes daily, or 10 minutes every other day. Although for many,
this amount of time is adequate, for some, additional time may be required if wrinkles
begin to reappear. In these cases, increase the maintenance time as necessary.
Individuals may find their own exact number of "maintenance" minutes required
to prevent wrinkles around the mouth and lips.
Most readers seeking for a natural cure for wrinkles of the mouth and lips are delighted
with the results achieved from these simple facial exercises, and are very pleased with a
more youthful appearance.