Lips, by far, are one of the most neglected parts of our beauty routines. Even I was a victim of this. But with conscious practice, I made sure that I pamper my lips as much as I do the other parts of my body. Who doesn’t want kissable lips right?
When you don’t take care of your lips, they get chapped, dry and dark. This will throw your overall appearance off balance. When you try and use lipstick to cover it, it’ll get caked up or hidden in the cracks. And that’s so much worse!
If you want to have appealing and kissable lips then it’s time to show them so love.
Just the way you have dead skin cells on the skin on your face, the same goes for your lips. Exfoliation helps to remove the dead cells and reveal new and fresh skin. When you exfoliate your lips, it makes your lips smooth, brighter and plump.
There are so many exfoliating scrubs specifically for your lips. However, I’m a great fan of natural products you can get straight from your kitchen cupboard.
Sugar makes an excellent exfoliating scrub. It not only removed the dried and dead skin from your lips, it also nourishes your lips and make them extra soft.
Apply your favourite lip balm or a dollop of Vaseline on your lips. Take a pinch of sugar and pat it all over your lips. The sugar will stick to the balm or Vaseline. Next use your fingers to gently scrub your lips. If you don’t like the feel of sugar on your lips, you can use an old toothbrush and brush your lips with water. This gives the same effect as exfoliating with sugar. But make sure that you don’t scrub too hard and injure your lips.
To have those lush, plump lips, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Of course, staying hydrated depends a lot on the environment as much as how much fluid you take into your system. To be on the safe side, always make sure you drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day.
Don’t lick your lips
Dry lips are usually the beginning of unhealthy looking lips. Unknown to many, in an attempt to keep your lips moist, there is a tendency to lick your lips. It sounds pretty logical as saliva is liquid which will keep your lips moist. However, that is a huge misconception.
Licking your lips can make your lips very dry. The elements contained in your saliva makes your lips dry up quickly.
For kissable lips, moisturizing balms must be your best friend. Moisturize your lips daily, especially immediately after exfoliating or accidentally linking your lips so that your lips don’t dry out. If possible, moisturize multiple times a day to maintain lush lips.
One hack I use while moisturizing my lips is to apply a little water to my lips before applying a generous amount of lip balm or more Vaseline to my lips. This will help lock in the moisture longer.
Don’t think moisturizing your lips is something that is restricted to day time use. Make sure you moisturize every night too. In fact, I advice you be extra generous with the lip balm or Vaseline at night.
Do you have any others ways of achieving kissable lips? Please share in the comments section.