Our deepest expressions create our deepest expression lines. These are the lines that reveal a million moments in one—the times you laughed so hard with a loved one you could cry … the stolen moments puckered up for a kiss goodbye. They’re not just our wrinkles—they’re our storylines.While our love stories may get better with age, our storylines won’t. At 30, you might start to notice visible signs of aging, such as deepening smile lines or worry creases between the eyebrows. By the time we’re in our 40s, our storylines become more established: The crow’s feet around our eyes and the “goal posts” between our brows deepen, while the corners of our mouths start turning down, forming marionette lines that can leave us looking angry or sad. Even our lips, one of the face’s key vehicles of expression, start to show our storylines through the vertical lines that can say more about our age than we’d care to put into words. Here are a few tips to keep your lips kissably soft and smooth through the winter months.

While drinking from straws is older than ancient Egypt, it’s now a known fact that sucking on a straw will lead to anything but the perfect pout. Tune in to the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “Lip Service,” to hear from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields on how you can stave off fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and start sipping your way to a more youthful appearance.