Most of you are probably aware of the term “smokers lips”, the lines and wrinkles around the mouth of someone that smokes. Here’s what D.C. dermatologist Dr. Marilyn Berzin has to say to back up her claim:
“When you’re drinking from a water bottle, you’re pretty much making the same face as you are when you’re smoking a cigarette,” said Berzin.
Berzin said that over time that face creates permanent lines.
People who drink from water bottles with either sport or straw tops or nozzles, consistently, all day long, for about two years, will start to develop noticeable smokers lips, according to Berzin.
Berzin recommended that water drinkers use wide-mouthed bottles or cups, allowing the upper lip to stay relaxed while drinking.
I’m not so sure I can go along with everything the good doctor is selling. It’s hard to believe people suck on water bottles like they’re trying to earn a fast $40. Most people don’t actually suck on a water bottle (unless you’re from California), they put the water bottle close to their mouths and squeeze.
If you’re trying to earn a spot in the cast of Rent, then sure, sucking off a water bottle is the way to go. But if you’re just thirsty, then a simple squeeze will suffice.