Who doesn’t want beautiful, lustrous, pouty lips? Kissable lips have always been in style. But like everything else in regards to beauty, you need to treat them well. It’s fairly easy to keep your best lips forward:
Natural Beauty Tips for Lips:
- Keep Lips Hydrated
Our body is composed of about 50-60% of water, which hello, is a ton of water. So of course when our body becomes dehydrated, it immediately begins to show effects; firstly with the skin (aka lips.) Dehydration causes both dry lips and loss of natural color. Drink water throughout the entire day, and eat a diet rich in water; fruits, cucumbers, celery, etc.
- Stop Licking and Biting Your Lips
Although it seems weird, saliva can actually further dry out your lips. And extended dryness can lead to darkening of lips. Both biting and licking is actually an idiosyncrasy caused from anxiousness. It is best to break this habit, as it can cause harsh damage. The best way to kick the habit to the curb is wearing a flavored lip balm as it will remind you to not lick and bite.
- Lay off the Lipsticks
Lipsticks are made up of wax, pigments, fragrance, oils, and unfortunately, alcohol. And if you are not careful with choosing natural beauty products, conventional lipsticks contain very harsh chemicals that damage your lips. Try and find all natural lipsticks made with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients.
- Use SPF
You must know by now how harsh the sun is on our skin, causing accelerated aging; wrinkles, dark spots, loss of elasticity, etc. This is also true for the skin on your lips, so make sure you use lip products with SPF.
- Keep Wrinkles Away
Sun exposure, age, and smoking all contribute to those small lines the encompass the lips. Make sure you are doing all you can prevent them, including consistently using a hydrating cream on your lips.
- Exfoliation Is King
Cells are constantly being shed, unveiling a new, fresh, young layer of cells that keep the skin soft and supple. The skin naturally does this, but to speed up the process exfoliation is the answer. By manually exfoliating once a week, you encourage the skin to shed cells more often, keeping the skin looking youthful for longer.
And there you have it! Simple, yet crucial tips for keeping kissable lips.
Now, go use them wisely <3