No more experiencing chapped and dry lips this winter. These easy lip care tips will give you soft, pink and supple lips
Beautiful lips not only add to the beauty but are also sign of good health. The skin on the lips is 10 times thinner than the skin on other parts and also has no oil glands. That’s the reason lips require regular external moisturization. Come winter and our lips become extra dry and rough like others parts of our body. Without proper care your lips may get chapped, cracked and even bleed if neglected for long. While this can be painful it also looks unappealing.
Here are some pointers to get luscious lips this winter and all year round.
Scrubbing: Yes, lips need it too. A good exfoliation once in a while will get the lips rid of dead cells and reveal fresh skin that is soft. Use a soft toothbrush to scrub your lips. Coat your lips with ample amount of petroleum jelly and gently scrub with the toothbrush. You can also do it right after a shower when the skin is hydrated and soft. Alternatively, use a soft, clean washcloth to rub your lips after shower. This is a gentle way to exfoliate dead cells.
Massaging: Massaging is good for the mind, body and lips. Pick your favorite oil like coconut, olive, wheatgerm, jojoba etc. and massage your lips for short span of time. It will improve the blood circulation giving you pinker lips.
Moisturizing: We all know how important moisturization is. Keep your lips soft and supple with good quality lip balm, cocoa butter, petroleum jelly, essential oil, lip cream etc. Mositurization prevents lips from drying out and in avoiding cracks and peeling. Well moisturized lips also make lipstick and lip colour stand out and look good.
Drinking ample fluids: Yes, this is important for your lips too. Keeping up with your daily dose of 3-4 ltrs water consumption has numerous health benefits. Staying hydrated from inside will affect the appearance from outside. Water, juices, fresh fruits & veggies will keep your lips healthy and happy.
Using good quality cosmetics: Make sure you always use good quality lipsticks, lip balms, lip colors etc. This can have a long term effect on your lips. Bad quality cosmetics can result in darkening of lips.
Using natural moisturizers: Give your lips a natural boost. Natural moisturizers like honey, butter, ghee, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil have no side effects and are healthy for your lips. Apply these from time to time to provide lips with natural moisture.
Stop licking and smacking lips: The habit of licking and smacking lips constantly can be bad for the lips. These can deplete the protective barrier and cause the lips to dry faster.
Quit smoking: Smoking can darken your lips and also make them extremely dry. We all know that smoking is injurious to health and it is also not good for the lips so make an effort to quit this habit.
Follow a healthy diet: A balanced diet consisting of fruits, veggies, fiber, lean proteins is known to have positive effect on your body and can also play key role in getting that perfect pout.
Now that you know all the secrets to a prettier pout, go get your soft, kissable lips.