Lips being an important and prominent feature plays an important role in facial and looks. Everybody wants to have soft, smooth and plump healthy lips. You can make your dried scaly lips softer and smoother with little lip care treatment.
Here are six easy tips for great looking lips:
Drink ample of hydrated fluids specially water and other fresh juices. A good water intake benefits you in many ways. One must drink from 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. It will keep your body sufficiently hydrated. Lips have no oil glands in them therefore dehydration makes them dry and cracked in no time. If your environment is dry you can use humidifiers to maintain its humidity level.
Lips moisturizers and conditioners.
For external use a variety of lip balms n gels is also available in the market. A lip balm containing beeswax or petroleum jelly is best to lock the moisture in lips. Coco butter, coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E work as a conditioner. Coat your lips with honey, petroleum gel or any lip balm before going to bed. Massage of vitamin E content can help a lot too.
How to choose the correct lip products.
Check the ingredients of a lip product before buying. Some products contain certain chemicals that can cause irritation and dryness in lips. Always use a lip primer before applying such products (it could be a lipstick or lip gloss).
Products containing ingredients like; almond oil, aloe vera, cocoa butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil or vitamin E are best to use.
Avoid to use the products containing alcohol, camphor, menthol, phenol or any fragrance.
4.Lip protection from sun exposure.
Delicate skin of the lips needs to be protected from sun. The sunscreen in your lip product keeps your lips safe from sun. A product with at least SP 15 is strongly recommended.
Exfoliate the lips.
Skin of the lips is very thin and delicate so lip exfoliation is little bit different. Do not exfoliate more than once a week. You can buy an exfoliator from market. You can make it at home too. A mixture of sugar and olive oil is one of the best treatments. You can use honey as well. Apply some honey on your lips and rub it with a lip brush or a soft tooth brush. Removal of the dead skin will give your lips a new fresh look and a subtle feel as well. Don’t expose your lips to sun after exfoliation without using a sunscreen.
A nutrient-rich diet and a healthy lifestyle.
A balanced rich nutrient diet and a healthy lifestyle prevents you from lots of problems. Vitamin A, B, C and E keep your skin healthy. Foods like yogurt, beans, almonds and broccoli, walnuts and salmon are good for skin nourishment. Smoking, eating junk foods and drinking excessive alcohol damages your skin very badly. Always adopt a healthy lifestyle.