Some of us have a favorite beauty sin: licking and picking at cracked, dehydrated lips. While we spend a good amount of time at beauty counters trying an array of cleansers, creams, and serums for our face, we neglect to give our kissers the TLC they very well deserve.
Thankfully, gone are the days when petroleum jelly was the only option for dry lips (don’t get us wrong - we have much respect for THE jelly). We broke down three easy steps to have your lips going from el niño to luscious.
1. Don’t hate, exfoliate.
We can get pretty obsessed with sloughing off dead skin on the face and body, but did you know that your lips can use some scrub love too? The skin on the lips is much thinner than skin on other parts of the body, making it more susceptible to drying and flaking. This in turn allows residue and dead skin to build up on the lips.
To keep your smoochers in tip-top shape, use a lip scrub to slough off pesky build up. We personally love Zenutrients epsom salt in Cotton Blossom and Green Bamboo. Just mix this all-around exfoliant with a tinge of balm and rub all over your lips. Repeat once a week.
2. It’s all in the mud.
Not-so-fun fact: the lips have no oil glands and hair, stripping it of natural moisture and protection. To add to the chaos, saliva on the lips evaporates quickly and takes whatever moisture it can with it.
Restore moisture on your lips with a heavy-duty potion like the GlamGlow PoutMud Treatment. These fun pots contain Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Tamanu Oil (among other awesome stuff) to quickly revive parched lips. Slather it on and leave on for 10 minutes.
3. Get your lipgloss poppin’.
Finally, make your lips look oh-so-kissable by layering on your favorite lip gloss. We recommend the Imagic Smudge Proof Lip Gloss, which comes in fun, highly-pigmented colors that won’t budge through coffee or brunch.
Upon application, these no-frills tubes start with a creamy consistency but dries matte. Oh, and did we say they smell nice? They smell nice. You’re welcome.
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