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How to restore tone to the corners of the lips

Drooping corners of the mouth are a common problem faced by many. We'll explain why this happens and whether home care can correct the issue further.



The main cause of drooping corners of the lips is age-related changes. Typically, this sign manifests around 35-40 years old. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin decreases, causing the skin to lose elasticity, and the contour of the face and corners of the mouth may droop.

However, there are several reasons that can provoke premature appearance of drooping corners:

  • Rapid weight loss or gain;
  • Harmful habits, such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption;
  • Anatomical structure;
  • Poor posture. Habitually slouching or constantly keeping the head down while working on the computer or scrolling through social media can contribute to various types of gravitational ptosis, including drooping corners of the lips;
  • Improper care, unbalanced nutrition, and disruption of water balance negatively affect the condition of the skin and lead to early manifestations of age-related changes;

Serious illnesses such as trigeminal nerve inflammation or stroke, as well as dental problems and jaw structure features, can also cause drooping corners of the lips.

How to lift the corners of the lips

If the changes are not related to serious illnesses but are a consequence of age-related changes, you can correct the corners of the lips with home care. The main thing is to be patient and not expect results from a couple of massage sessions or cream applications. It's best to start taking care of your skin before the first signs of changes appear.

  • Exercises. Facial gymnastics will help strengthen the muscle framework. In addition to various lip exercises, for ptosis prevention, do exercises for the back and neck.
  • Gua sha massage. For lifting the corners of the mouth and getting rid of nasolabial wrinkles, it's best to do a massage with a gua sha scraper. Work on the entire face from bottom to top, starting from the neck and gradually moving to the next areas.
  • Makeup. The quickest way to lift the corners is through proper makeup. By working with the contour, you can visually lift the corners. And bright glossy lipstick will shift the focus to the lips themselves, not the corners.
  • Anti-aging care. Starting from 35 years old, include cosmetics with lifting effect in your beauty routine. It stimulates collagen production in the skin, increasing its elasticity and firmness.