New wrinkle worry identified: Water bottle mouth
August 22, 2013
Facial wrinkles occur because people lose skin elasticity as they age, but there are also habits that can contribute to premature signs of aging. For example, forgoing sunscreen can cause sun damage, which leads to lines on the face. Repetitive motions, such as constantly squinting at the sun or sucking on a cigarette, can also make you more likely to develop wrinkles. In a recent article, The Inquisitr identified another potential cause of facial lines: water bottles.
Think before you drink
If you live in an area that has less-than-stellar tap water, drinking bottled water may seem like a no-brainer. There's nothing wrong, nutritionally, with drinking H2O from a bottle, but the cosmetic dermatologist told the news source that it's the repetitive motion that could cause lines to form around the mouth when they otherwise might not.
"We tell our patients, keep on drinking, it's great for your body, it's great for your health, it's great for your skin," a physician said in the interview. "Unfortunately, over time it either causes these lines or it aggravates them."
Of course, there are ways to avoid this issue. Water purifiers may do the trick if you'd rather drink from the tap, and this will also save you money in the long run. You can pour your bottled water into a cup or drink through a straw, thus eliminating the lip-pursing motion.
A cosmetic solution
Unfortunately, for those of us who have been drinking out of water bottles for years, this news may come a bit late in the game. If wrinkles have already formed, you can discuss other options with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Facelifts and deep chemical peels offer long-term results that can make you appear younger, while dermal fillers can help fill deep wrinkles and reshape the facial contours.
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