by LovelySkin|August 28, 2019
Your lips deserve some special treatment, and we’re not just talking about a fun new lipstick color! Since the skin on your lips is thinner than the skin on your body, it tends to dry out more quickly. It also lacks the sebaceous glands the rest of your face and body have to provide natural nourishment. To keep your lips looking smooth, soft and full every day of the week, follow these five steps!
1. TREAT ONCE
To soak up anti-aging and moisturizing benefits while you sleep, apply a nighttime treatment to your lips and the surrounding area just before bed. Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment is a super-rich overnight formula that reduces fine lines on and around the lips by restoring volume with sesame seed extract and Indian gentian extract. Shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E also restore barrier function to protect against visible signs of aging.
2. TREAT TWICE
First thing in the morning—before you apply lip color or head out the door—is just the right time for a second lip treatment. If your lips are dry or irritated, this can be a lifesaver (and can also be used on other parts of the body!) FixMySkin 1% Hydrocortisone Healing Lip Balm in Vanilla has skin-healing anti-inflammatory properties and penetrates deeply to repair damage that typical treatments can’t reach. More powerful than your everyday lip balm, it soothes irritation and heals cracked lips to achieve a smooth, full surface to apply your favorite lip color.
Keep your pout looking picture-perfect by applying a plumping gloss throughout the day. LipSmart Ultra Hydrating Lip Treatment improves lip contour and definition with a patented bio-active fusion of plumping amino acids. Apply it two to three times a day on its own or under lipstick. Results are cumulative, so you’ll notice an improvement in texture more quickly every time you use it!
Complement your regimen by practicing line-prevention habits around the clock. Many people forget that lips need sun care as well! During periods of long sun exposure, be sure to apply a sun protection-powered balm such as EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31. Staying hydrated is also a major factor in keeping lips plump, so do what you can to drink the recommended 64 ounces of water a day. Investing in a cute, portable water bottle can help boost hydration efforts. You can also prevent fine lines by steering clear of lip-pursing activities like smoking, drinking through a straw and chewing gum!
Ready to take your lips to the next level? Check out more lip products at LovelySkin.com.