This perhaps is the longest time I’ve ever been away from blogging and despite my unkept promises and countless times of trying over the last few months it has been impossible for me to keep to my schedule. If you have been following me on my Instagram, you’d have some sort of clue on what I’ve been busy over these months. Anyways over the course of planning my engagement and wedding I have been exhausted. Its just been 3 weeks since the D-day and until I manage to get back on track with my blog schedule I decided to bring you guys some really helpful expert advice.
Healthy and soft lips are every girl’s dream. The color and texture of your lips reveal a lot about your lifestyle and health. Consumption of alcohol, smoking and trying out different cosmetic products on the lips can make them dark and look unhealthy. With a little care, you can get attractive and luscious lips that you have always wanted. Here are 9 tips to get you started:
1. Drink water
Drinking enough water keeps the skin, lips and body well hydrated.
2. Know your lip balms
Look for lip balms with ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, coconut, jojoba, beeswax and almond oils. The good old petroleum jelly works well t. If you have sensitive skin, you can use a camphor-based medicated lip balm sparingly. Instead, go for a camphor-free one.
3. Use sunscreen
The lips are susceptible to sunburn because they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield the skin from the sun. Use a layer of a sun-protective product on a daily basis or look for a lipstick that has SPF.
4. Scrub with a toothbrush
Use your toothbrush every night to gently scrub your lips every night after brushing the teeth. Ensure that the toothbrush has soft bristles as this eliminates dry and chapped skin that forms around the lips.
5. Do not lick your lips
Licking the lips damages the protective barrier that can dry out the lips. The saliva has digestive enzymes that break down this barrier. Apply a lip balm regularly to help you avoid smacking the lips.
6. Take a break between matte lipsticks
Matte lipsticks tend to be drying. Use these sparingly especially when the lips are chapped. Alternate them with hydrating lipsticks that have vitamin E or glycerin or add another layer of moisturizing lip balm under.
7. Moisturize your lips often
The skin on your lips has a small amount of sebum to keep the lips moisturized. It is important to apply a little lip balm or petroleum jelly when going outside. When inside, you can use some cocoa butter. Evolution of Smooth products are also known for helping to keep lips moist and juicy!
8. Massage with lemon juice
Cut a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a little sugar on top and rub on your lips on a regular basis.This works wonders because the lemon acts a natural bleaching agent for your lips. The sugar acts as an exfoliator.
9. Remove makeup before going to bed
The main reason why most people have tedious lips is because they do not remove their makeup before sleeping. Use a little olive oil on a cotton pad and rub the lips gently with it.
There you have it – 9 tips to get you started on the road to lip beauty! Do you have any other favorite techniques? Let us know!
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