Achieving healthy, hydrated, and smooth lips IS the goal. And yes, you can get that healthy and soft lips with natural habits. Flaunt your perfect pout with these no-brainer tips!
Remove dry, dead skin flakes by gently brushing your lips with a wet, soft toothbrush or washcloth—ideally before bed. Gently brushing your lips helps boosts circulation to the area. If your lips are sensitive, have been irritated or have open cracks, you may want to wait to exfoliate until they’re healed. Otherwise, your lips may experience signs of irritation like intense stinging and/or persistent redness. For 2-3 times per week, you can scrub your lips with a natural and organic lip scrub that soothes and softens due to its natural ingredients such as organic shea butter, organic aloe or vitamin E extract.
Hydrate--from the inside!
While you may think external application of moisture is sufficient, internal hydration is just as important. One of the common causes of dry skin (and lips) is not drinking enough water. Drinking eight or more glasses of water a day can benefit you and your body in many ways...obviously, including your lips. The hydration from drinking water brings out a pinkish tinge and a soft, plump look to your lips, while dry lips look exactly the opposite—dark and dull. Keeping yourself hydrated can combat the dryness on the lips regardless of the season. So, never, ever compromise on your water intake daily!
Hydrate on the outside tooThe skin on the lips is MUCH thinner than the skin elsewhere on the body. It also lacks sweat glands and oil glands (yes, the annoying, “greasy” T-zone may be a nuisance, but at least the natural oils help to keep your skin from getting dry and flaky). A quick and easy solution for this issue is a good old lip balm (without the toxins, please!) that helps with moisturizing. Your skin heals better when it’s kept moist. Thus, a good lip balm can help seal up any cracks on chapped lips and prevent infection, as well as further irritation.
Limit exposure to toxinsPolluted air, smoke, and chemicals can prematurely age skin, making lips look dark or wrinkled. Habits like smoking can aggravate this effect and give your lip color a faded appearance. Avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke can improve the way your lips look. Also, steer clear from lip products with questionable ingredients. Best to stick with those that are made with natural and organic ingredients. After all, anything you put on your lips ends up in your mouth or gets absorbed by your skin. Imagine if the product you apply is loaded with toxins...yikes! One principle to live by: if you wouldn't eat it, don't EVER use it.
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