It is important to keep your lips in good condition and to give them the care they need. Deep hydration, weekly exfoliation and a few other good habits will improve the health of your lips and we are here to give you the perfect regime.
To care for your lips, it is essential that you always have hydrated lips, especially in times when it is very cold or very hot because with extreme temperatures your lips will crack and dry out. For this reason, you should always carry a moisturizing balm or petroleum jelly with you for that much-needed hydration. In case you already have dry lips, it is important not to try to moisten them with saliva because, when dry, the lips are even more dehydrated. So, even though it may feel like an instant relief, it is important not to do it- moisturize instead.
It is recommended that once a week you exfoliate and thus hide or remove any impurities that may be present in this part of the body. One of the most effective methods is exfoliating using honey and sugar. The sugar will remove the impurities while the honey will give your lips the softness you so desire. After exfoliating, don’t forget to keep your lips moistured.
Avoid permanent lipsticks. They seem like the go to for a long lasting effect but for that to happen, the lipstick has to stay dry. And dryness must be avoided. Use a creamy lipstick and avoid the dry long lasting ones.
Don’t forget to hydrate both in and out. It is then recommended to increase your water intake to at least two litres a day. Also, consume foods that are high in vitamins C and E and antioxidants.
Don’t forget to not bite your lips constantly as it will cause it to peel (unless that is what you want). Any other lip care we should know about? Comment below.
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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