Last updated on Nov 4th, 2015 at 09:16 am

Sad, but true, our lips are more sensitive than the rest of our skin and have fewer layers so will age quicker. Start the right way by avoiding collagen and elastin loss which contribute to keeping those lines at bay.

Always use moisturizer that contains SPV and use lip balm which has honey or hyaluronic acid. Once a week give your lips a gentle exfoliation with a soft toothbrush which will slough off the loose little bits of dry skin. Smoking is an absolute no-no.

Constant puckering of your lips will cause cellular damage and those little vertical lines will grow apace, which, in turn, will have your lipstick â??bleedingâ??.

When choosing lipsticks, go for nude shades and emphasize your eyes to detract from the little lines lower down! There are chemical treatments that can be considered, like fractional lasers or dermabrasion. Whatever you decide, make sure you consult a reputable dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as some of these treatments can cause permanent pigmentation changes. 

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