All That Drinking Could Leave Lines Around Your Mouth

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Almost everybody has heard that they should be drinking eight glasses of water every day to stay healthy, and for many people that means drinking from a bottle. But experts say all of that drinking could cause premature aging.

Susanne Rennie drinks plenty of water but never listened to her mother’s warnings.

“She used to say all the time, ‘Stop drinking out of that bottle. You’re going to have lines around your mouth.’ Well, here I am,” she told CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson.

Rennie recently paid a visit to cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Mitchell Chasin to ease some of those water bottle lines.

“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. Unfortunately, over time it either causes these lines or it aggravates them,” Dr. Chasin explained.

Rennie told CBS 2 that the lines became visible every time she drank from a water bottle, and she drinks about six bottles per day.

“The repetitive motions of things that we do in everyday life, drinking from water bottles, will form these deep wrinkles in our lips,” Chasin explained.

Some patients have decided to undergo cosmetic procedures to reverse the effects of drinking from sports bottles.

“I love it. I love it. It’s such a difference,” Joyce Neubeck said.

Procedures to correct the damage are painless and include Botox and laser technology, but experts said that the simplest solution is to avoid bottles.

“Or even that old thing we used to drink out of. I think it’s called a cup, and that’s really the best thing for our lips,” Dr. Chasin said.

The procedure lasts for years and costs around $1,500.

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