Beautiful lips can indeed add romance and sensuality to your overall look. Soft, shiny, and pink lips not only give you a beautiful smile but also makes you look beautiful. You need to take special care of your lips just like you take special care of your face. Cold temperature, UV Rays, and environmental stressors can damage your lips badly.
Lips do not have sebaceous glands, which produce oil and moisture to the generic skin, therefore they need extra care to stay hydrated.
Lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the body and softer than other parts of the skin, which makes it prone to damage easily. Without care, you may get cracks on your lips, which can be distressing and painful.
There are many lifestyle alterations that are important to get radiant lips. Follow these lip care tips to get soft, smooth, pink, nourished, and supple lips.
Do drink lots of water as lips and mouth suffer quickly from dehydration. Cracked lips are painful and look dreadful too. There is also a temptation to pick at the flaking bits of skin, which can cause bleeding and other harmful results. So, it is highly recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day.
While brushing your teeth in the morning, rub your lips softly with your brush. It will increase blood flow that will make your lips look plump. Also, it will remove dry skin from the lips to give them a fresh and filth-free look.
Lips also need exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells and to give your lips natural pink color and shine. Make sure to not over-exfoliate or you will end up with swollen or extra sensitive lips.
Make sure to buy a lip balm with an SPF of 30 as lips lack melanin and are prone to sunburn.
Don’t lick your lips-
Licking might relieve you for a short time when your lips are dry, but it worsens the situation in the long run. You are making them drier by licking because saliva evaporates, more moisture from the lips escapes, making them even drier than before. It is recommended to keep a lip balm or similar in your pocket or purse to moisten, protect, and take care of lips.
Don’t peel your skin-
Biting your lips and peeling your lips in panic can be ruinous. They can lead to bleeding and make them drier. It can also cause swelling of the lips making them painful, ill-tempered, and uncontrollable.
Use good quality lipstick–
Excessive and prolonged use of lipsticks, particularly bad quality lipsticks can cause lip pigmentation. Buy lipsticks only of reputed brands and use moderately.
Don’t use matte lipstick-
Matte lipstick can be extremely drying for your lips. So, it is recommended to use them sparingly when your lips are completely chapped. If you have to use them, then you can use them with hydrating lipstick (having ingredients like glycerine or Vitamin E) or add a layer of moisturizing lip balm underneath.
Remove lip-makeup before you sleep-
Sleeping with your makeup on can make your lips drier and darker. So, make sure to remove your lipstick before going to bed. You can use a damped cotton ball for this purpose.
Avoid smoking and coffee–
Nicotine causes the darkening of the lips and lip discoloration. Also, too much consumption of tea and coffee can make your lips black in addition to staining your teeth.
Use a humidifier–
Humidifiers can help supplant moisture in the dry indoor air, which will keep your lips hydrated.
Avoid lip balm with too many ingredients-
Don’t buy lip balm that contains too many ingredients as they are just added to increase sales. Do away with fragrances, flavoring, colorings, and botanicals lip balm as they can be harmful to sensitive skin. Opt for a lip balm with ingredients like aloe vera and petrolatum as they don’t cause any reaction and are effective at protecting and softening lips.
Avoid acidic juices-
Acidic juices do not lead to lips burning but also can dry your lips as they can soak up the natural oils of the skin.
Good and healthy tips will certainly help you to smile more confidently which is why you should take care of your lips. It can be very depressing and struggling to see one of the most beautiful parts of your body getting spoiled. If you have chronic dry and chapped lips, then you never know an irritant or an underlying allergic reaction could be occurring. So, it is important to follow the above-mentioned lip care tips to have a great smile.
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