Can Chewing Gum Cause Wrinkles?

It’s a fact that wrinkles are caused from the wear and tear of repetitive facial movements. But did you know it is the simple, everyday things we do that can cause the most damage?  Every time you smile and talk you are breaking down elasticity around your mouth; every time you squint you are wearing down the delicate skin around the eyes; every time you smoke, the consistent pursing can accelerate the appearance of wrinkles.  Now obviously talking and smiling are expected but the movements you make when chewing gum can unnecessarily accelerate a breakdown of elasticity of skin, resulting in loss of tone in the mouth area.

An ounce of prevention can prevent a visit to the plastic surgeon, so before you break open that next pack of chewing gum, consider the potential increase in skin wear and tear…

Skin Tip: Avoid drinking out of straws, too. If you’re concerned about lines and wrinkles, try drinking directly from the glass. Save that expression for kissing!

Read: Do You Have Smoker’s Lines, But You’ve Never Smoked?

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