We all are focused on taking care of our skin. But did you know the first signs of aging appear around the eyes and lips? If you want to keep your lips kiss ready and plump here’s what you need to add on to your
skin lip care.
Never skip the SPF: Excess sun exposure, speeds up the aging process. Hence an SPF is a must – for your lips! Make sure you use a good lipbalm an spf above 30 should be good to go!
Moisturize : The skin on the lips is thinner than the rest of our face! And the body doesn’t secret any sebum to keep it moisturized either. Making it all the more essential to moisturize. Dry/ Flaky lips are a no-no in general. Make sure you use a good lip balm. Possibly ditch the petroleum and go for the one which has natural ingredients instead.
Suggestions: Nivea Lip Balm – My absolute favorite!
Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin and stimulates the lips, Causing a good circulation. Follow a good exfoliation routine atleast 2-3 times a week or more, if needed. Be sure to follow it up with a heavy duty lip balm.
Suggestion: Use a good old tooth brush to exfoliate, if you don’t own any scrubs or DIY your own!
Plenty of water: We’ve all heard it time and time again. But, it’s really that simple. Drinking water has proven to show alot of benefits. One of it being a healthy skin and happy lips! So, water up. Just make sure you don’t drink excess of it. [Moderation people! Anything in excess is no good].
Anti Aging Treatment – For your lips! Yes, there are treatments our there for your lips. Which help in slowing down the aging process. Apparently these help bring life to your dull/dry lips by hydrating, plumping them up!
ex: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Treatment, worth $30 in Sephora.
In conclusion it is important to keep in mind that stress is not our friend when it comes to aging or health for that matter. Be sure to keep a healthy diet, healthy mind, a good lifestyle and stress at bay. If you are not a fan of using market bought products you can take the natural route. Here’s a super simple recipe to bring out the best pout!
DIY Lip Scrub:
For this you’ll need –
Sugar : 2 tsp
Honey : 1 tsp
Essential oil: 1 – 2 drops.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl/ Spoon. And slowly start scrubbing your lips. Be sure to be gentle and don’t rub hard [ The skin on the lips is the most delicate]. After you are done scrubbing, Wash it off. Apply a moisturizing lip balm. And voila! You’re done.