Lip Care Routine : The Essential Guide

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Ever wondered why some people have soft and smooth lips and other don’t. The answer is taking care of your lips like the rest of you. Lip care routine should also be an integral part of your self-care regime like haircare and skincare.

Fortunately, a few simple steps can help keep your lips soft and smooth.

So, let’s begin

1) Cleanse

Like all beauty routines; this one also starts with cleansing. If you have any makeup on, take it off with a gentle makeup removal wipe. This will help get all of the product off without the tough scrubbing and irritation.

2) Exfoliate

Exfoliation is key in getting soft, smooth, and supple lips. To exfoliate, take a small amount of the lip scrub in your finger and massage it onto your lips in circular motions, do that until you’ve exfoliated both the top and bottom lips. You should only exfoliate about once a week to avoid dryness and brittleness.

3) Moisturise

Apply a moisturizing lip balm. A common effect of lip scrub is dry lips, and nobody wants that, so lather it on and let your lips absorb the balm for five minutes before applying another product to get the most effective hydration.

4) Protect Your Lips 

Like the rest of you, your lips are vulnerable to sun and wind damage! Protect them with a lip balm containing at least SPF 15 to avoid harmful UV rays.

5) Prep Your Lips Before Using Lipstick 

Even when you’re using lip color product that aim to minimize skin damage, it’s still a good idea to coat your lips with a primer to stop them from getting dried out before you put on lipstick.

6) Limit Exposure To Toxins 

Polluted 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.

7) Do Not Pick At Your Lips

This will only cause them to bleed, dry out more, and cause you discomfort! Instead apply a moisturizing lip balm and let it work its magic.

8) Try Not To Lick Your Dry Lips

Licking your lips might provide temporary relief, but it does much more harm than good. For extremely dry lips try spreading Aloe Vera gel over them to soothe.

Conclusion  

Aiming for lips that are healthy, hydrated, and smooth should be your goal with these or any other home remedy for your lips. A regular lip care routine can help keep your lips soft, smooth and supple.

Let us know  your lip care routine in the comments section below

 

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