You go outside, travel, swim, walk or cycle to work - In everything you do, you expose your lips to the elements. Sun rays, snow, beach, cold weather, etc. And similar to your face, all these environmental factors are bound to take a toll on your lips. Especially because the skin on your lips is more sensitive, it can very easily dry up, become chapped, and darken. Again, we tend to not care as much about our lips as we do our face. In this piece, we hope to change the general norm around lip care.
With little effort and a few products, you can easily take good care of your lips. It doesn’t have to be a stressful or tedious process. Lip care can easily be incorporated into your daily grooming regimen.
We recommend you start by exfoliating- exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and dry skin, and speeds up the process of skin cleansing, in this case, lip cleansing. It keeps your lips healthy and removes all the impurities that might have accumulated on them. How you can exfoliate, you ask?
We have two words for you- Honey and Sugar. Okay, it’s three words but two ingredients.
It is extremely simple. Start off by mixing honey with sugar, more sugar than honey. Apply the thick mixture onto your lips and gently rub it in a circular motion. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. Then, rinse it off with cold water. You should always follow up exfoliation with moisturisation. To effectively hydrate, you can always go for milder ingredients like shea butter, even Vaseline.
Ensure that you don’t go overboard though, and remember to be gentle. Repeat this process twice a week. Alright, folks! That’s it from us. But remember, it’s always best to keep drinking loads of water to keep yourself and your lips hydrated.