Lips are often an afterthought in skincare, though they are often dressed up in glosses, balms, and lipsticks. However, when they become dry and chapped, they are very difficult to ignore. They are one of the most noticeable forms of expression on your face, as they have the ability to help your communicate, convey your emotions and are the gateway to your pearly whites.
Unlike the skin on our bodies, lips do not have sweat or sebaceous glands, which means they cannot sweat or hydrate on their own. As a result of dehydration, they can become dry and chapped. However, just like the skin on your face, your lips also require some TLC to help them look their best. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your smile, try these helpful tips to cultivate those beautiful puckers.
Just like the skin on our bodies, lips get dry, flake and peel. As a result, they can become rough and uncomfortable. Exfoliating your lips is very easy to do and can be performed each day you wake up or before you go to bed with your toothbrush or with a simple sugar and almond oil scrub. Just mix a little of both ingredients and gently rub over your lips, rinse and pat dry and they will look good as new.
If your lips are feeling a bit dry lately, then all you need to do is drink plenty of water and they will be replenished in no time. There are plenty of ways to get your recommended daily water intake, by eating foods that contain water or drinking plain H20.
Just as skin on other parts of our body benefits from nutrients, so does our lips. Masks are designed to infuse nutrients into the skin and our lips especially need it since they cannot produce any form of hydration on their own. Night time is especially a great time to apply this technique without Janssen Cosmetics’ Goodnight Lip Mask, designed to help your lips regenerate their natural moisture balance improve its suppleness.
Your lips need daily protection to help lock in moisture and prevent weathering. Lips are thinner and more delicate than the skin on your face, so it is especially important to help them along. A simple lip balm, will help smooth and contour, as well as smooth and moisturize to help your pout feel and look beautiful.
A humidifier works wonders, especially on those frigid winter months when the air is dry. Humidifiers work to infuse moisture into indoor air, creating an atmosphere where your skin and mucous membranes are amply hydrated. This helps moisture to seep into the skin so that it feels comfortable. You can even use a hot shower to help steam your lips, or hold them over a warm beverage.
As important as our lips are, don’t forget to take care of them to give them that extra care so they can help you put your best smile forward.