Yes! Not only does collagen work on lips, but it helps them appear fuller, firmer, and more youthful. Everyone can expect to show signs of aging as time goes on, and the lips are no exception. As you get older, your lips can thin and lose their youthful fullness.
What Causes Thinning Lips?
Thinning lips is a result of the deterioration of the skin’s fat pads. Like all the skin on the face, there are fat pads under the lips that cushion the muscles and bones and provide that round, soft, full appearance that is often associated with youth.
As humans age, however, these fat pads slowly deteriorate and lose volume, which, in turn, causes the lips to thin.
Collagen is the Key to Plump, Youthful-Looking Lips
Luckily, collagen can help reverse this deterioration, providing fuller, more youthful lips. Collagen is a protein that the body naturally produces to cushion the joints and give the skin structure, shape, and elasticity. The more collagen you have, the fuller, stronger, and less wrinkly your skin will be—including your lips.
There’s no way to prevent your lips from thinning over time—that is, unless you want to completely avoid talking, drinking, or expressing yourself in any way. Fortunately, collagen can help you get back some of that lost fullness.
How to Stimulate Collagen Production in the Lips
Though the body naturally produces collagen, it makes less and less over time. But there are several ways you can stimulate production or add new collagen to your lips:
- Get Enough Vitamin C – The body can’t make collagen without vitamin C. Promote collagen production by eating lots of vitamin C-rich foods like kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, citrus, and spinach.
- Drink Plenty of Water – Drinking water won’t directly create more collagen, but it will provide a more hydrated environment in which new collagen will thrive.
- Don’t Smoke – Smoking introduces toxic chemicals into your body that prevent collagen production.
- Take Collagen Supplements – You can also help replace lost collagen by taking supplements or eating collagen-rich foods. Look in your local health food store for supplement powders or pills, or try incorporating bone broth into your diet.
Infuse Collagen Directly into Your Lips
The best way to fight against thinning lips is to infuse collagen directly into the lips with a collagen lip treatment.
The most common collagen treatments are injections. This procedure injects collagen fillers directly into the lips to treat fine lines, wrinkles and thinning. However, injections do come with risks and may not be the best course of action for everyone.
On the other hand, collagen lip masks are ideal for adding collagen directly into the lips—and do so without all the risks that come with injections. Lip masks deliver collagen-rich serums deep into the skin, on and around the lips to help reduce the appearance of thinning and other signs of aging.
Luxurious Collagen Lip Masks from KNESKO
A KNESKO collagen lip mask is a simple yet luxurious solution for hydrating, plumping, and firming. Indulge in a mask from your favorite collection to enjoy a voluminous, youthful-looking pout.