Lips play a vital role in our appearance and when we communicate with other people, our lips are one of the first features they will be drawn to look at. Like our skin, our lips need to be taken care of just as thoroughly, however, many people tend to neglect this sensual and delicate part of their faces. Include these steps to nurture your lips and we guarantee that they will be looking fuller and sexier in no time.
1. Exfoliate your lips
Exfoliating will help to remove any flakiness or dead skin from the lips. You can try making your own DIY lip scrub or use a wet toothbrush to scrub your lips in circular motions. By doing this, you’ll also be able to get a natural pink flush on your lips.
2. Stay hydrated
We shouldn’t have to remind you that water is your best friend as it helps to promote good health overall. Drinking lots of water will keep your lips hydrated and supple so we recommend drinking at least eight full glasses daily.
3. Protect your lips
Always apply a lip balm before bed and before stepping out of the house as the air surrounding you could dry out your lips. Not only does the lip balm help to retain the moisture in your lips, it also protects your puckers from pollution and sun damage.
4. Wear moisturising lip products
Be very mindful when you purchase lip products as some would not only dehydrate your lips but also highlight the flakiness and natural wrinkles on your lips. So, make sure that the products contain high water or aqua content. We recommend using balm stains as they hydrate and protect your lips while still giving you highly-pigmented colours.
5. Fake it
Lighter coloured lip products will make your lips appear thicker and more plump. Besides that, wearing a lip gloss will highlight and add definition to the shape and roundness of your lips. If you want really dramatic results, use a lip liner to sculpt around your lips so that they appear fuller.
6. Refrain from licking your lips
We understand how tempting it is to conveniently stick your tongue out to coat your lips with saliva in attempt to rehydrate them. However, saliva will in fact dry out your lips even more. For the reason that the skin on our lips are really thin, licking or biting will cause the skin on the lips to break and become more sensitive.
7. Use straws at all times
Coffees, juices, soda and alcoholic drinks will stain your lips, making them appear darker and less attractive. Therefore, always request for a straw when ordering drinks to avoid that from happening.