Lip Care 101 – Mom Style

Mom Style Treat Your Lips Right – Lip Care

I want to share you my mom style lip care. From treating chapped lips to the best all-around lipsticks and balms, I’ve got you covered.

Think of your lips as a sponge. Actually, when exposed to moisture, they absorb water and plump up. They dry out and shrink when dehydrated.  They’re prone to dehydration because they are exposed, particularly during the cold months.

The skin on the lips is different from any part of the body. It’s thinner (allowing the blood vessels to be visible, making the lips look red).  It has no oil glands (oil acts as a barrier for skin, helping to protect it from the elements). The outcome could be rough, red and may be painful. Chapped lips that couldn’t hold lipstick color if you spray-painted it on.

Get Fantastic Lips – Quick

Your lips can be perfect in no time when you care for it properly. Just follow these steps!

Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go.

Drinking sufficient amount of water. This is the equivalent of at least 9 cups of fluids every day. Water keeps the body, skin, and lips hydrated.

The smacking habit.

Licking your lips damages the protective barrier. This act could dry out the lips according to Robert Brodell, M.D., a dermatologist in Warren, Ohio. Human saliva contains digestive enzymes that can break down this barrier. Instead of licking your lips, apply lip balm regularly.

Know thy balms.

Look for hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E and almond, jojoba or coconut oils. Good old petroleum jelly is a great alternative. Camphor-based medicated lip balms work well to those who have sensitive lips. But if you have hearty skin, try lip balm with camphor and menthol. Knowing the perfect kind of lip balm provides great lip care.

Exfoliate when needed.

Lip exfoliators or products that contain beta hydroxy or fruit-acid-based alpha acids slough off dead skin.  Use these products cautiously if you have sensitive skin or your lips are cracked or severely chapped. Apply it no more than once weekly because they contain acids that irritate the skin. If you are experiencing intense stinging and/or persistent redness, then you irritated.  Try a lip exfoliator with AHA and vitamin E, Gatuline, or with an AHA alternative.

Protect your lips.

Always remember that your lips are susceptible to sunburn. This is because they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield skin from the sun. Apply a layer of a sun-protective product every day. In addition, find a lipstick with SPF.

 

Treat your lips to a creamy, smooth, and extra-nourishing tinted lip balm.

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XO,

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