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Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines

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author image Christopher Godwin
Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like "Spork Magazine," "Cold Mountain Review" and "From Abalone To Zest."
Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Lines around the upper lip are most commonly caused by repeated facial expressions like smiling, laughing and talking, and they are quite common in both men and women as they age. However, these lines can age you prematurely. Natural home remedies can help to smooth upper lip lines by tightening and firming the skin, says Marcel Lavabre, author of "Aromatherapy Workbook.”

Step 1

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Combine 1/2 teaspoon Clary sage essential oil, 1/2 teaspoon frankincense essential oil, 1/2 teaspoon patchouli essential oil, 1/4 teaspoon myrrh essential oil, 1/4 teaspoon carrot seed essential oil and 1/2 cup jojoba oil in a small bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Step 2

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Cover the bottle and shake vigorously for 20 seconds to combine the contents inside.

Step 3

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Pour a small amount of the essential oil mixture onto a clean cotton pad. Let the oil soak into the cotton for one minute.

Step 4

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Rub the cotton pad on the upper lip area. Make sure not to get the mixture in your mouth or on your lips to avoid irritation.

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Step 5

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Leave the oil mixture on your skin for 35 or 40 minutes, or until the oil is almost completely dry.

Step 6

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Rinse your skin with cool, clean water. Wash with a mild facial soap and apply your regular facial moisturizer.

Step 7

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Repeat this treatment daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. Discontinue use if the mixture causes redness or any other type of irritation because this could be an allergic reaction.

Step 8

Home Remedy for Upper Lip Lines
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Keep unused portions of this mixture in the refrigerator or in a cool, dark and dry place for 60 days. Discard the mixture after 60 days.

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References

  • Aromatherapy Workbook; Marcel Lavabre; 1990
  • The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being; Jennie Harding; 2008
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