Our delicate skinned, constantly moving mouths and colder, drier weather provide the perfect storm for lip issues. Add lip licking, saliva buildup and masks, the situation avalanches.
The most ardent fans of retinoids are not only dermatologists, but also everyone who uses them properly and consistently. So, what makes retinoids such a big deal? Why are they the most prescribed anti-aging, anti-acne medications on the planet?
Marionettes are a result of the general facial aging process: volume loss and loss of structural support from shrinking facial fat pads, bone and mineral loss (particularly the bony resorption of the mandible), decrease in collagen and elastin production and hormonal changes that thin and weaken skin. Movement, genetics and bad habits also contribute to development and severity of marionettes.