Essential Lip Care: A Guide to Healthy and Attractive Lips

Lips are a very sensitive part of the face, which needs the same careful systematic care as the whole body. In addition, unattended lips immediately catch the eye, and makeup does not hide, but, on the contrary, emphasizes their defects. Nevertheless, home care for lips does not present excessive difficulties and expenses, it is enough only to observe some elementary rules and use quality hygienic and cosmetic products.

Features of the skin of the lips and the reasons for its drying out

The skin of the lips has no sweat and sebaceous glands, very delicate, several times thinner than the skin on the face and other parts of the body. Deprived of natural protective lubrication, it is most susceptible to aggressive external influences, which, especially in combination with improper care, leads to discomfort, unaesthetic appearance and premature aging of the lips.

The following causes mainly contribute to dry lips:

  • improper care or lack thereof;
  • weather conditions (wind, intense sunlight, frost, temperature fluctuations);
  • lack of moisture in the body;
  • malnutrition;
  • vitamin deficiency;
  • age-related changes;
  • harmful tendencies that lead to wrinkles and cracked lips (smoking, biting or licking lips, habit of constantly drinking through a straw, etc.);
  • Improperly selected or low-quality cosmetics.

Basic lip care procedures

The first thing to pay attention to is the mandatory removal of makeup before going to bed. Failure to comply with this rule leads to discoloration and dehydration of the lips. To cleanse, it is best to apply a moisturizer (milk, lotion, cream) on a piece of absorbent cotton and easily, without pressure and stretching, run it over the lips. You can also use hydrophilic oil to remove decorative cosmetics, strictly following the instructions. Deep cleansing (peeling) is desirable to carry out once every two weeks.

Moisturize the lips should be as needed, usually it is required after eating, drinking and before going outdoors. On the lips applied hygienic lipstick or balm, which protects them from cold, weathered and other unfavorable environmental factors. It is very important to perform the procedure regularly and in any season of the year. It is also recommended to use these hygienic products as a base for makeup.

For youthful and attractive lips they need constant nourishment, for which a nourishing cream or natural oil-based masks enriched with vitamins are used. It is better to do this at night, so that by morning the skin could be saturated with all the necessary elements. The product is applied to the fingertips and light, massaging movements rubbed into the lips until absorbed.

A wonderful healing effect on chapped and weathered lips has a natural honey or a mask of carrot juice or sour cream. Honey or mask should be applied to the lips, kept for 5 – 7 minutes and then you can lick it off.

Another very useful procedure is massage, which improves blood circulation. It is carried out for three to four minutes with the pads of your fingers, a toothbrush with soft bristles, a napkin or a slightly damp towel wrapped around your finger. Of course, both hands and hygiene items should be absolutely clean. After the massage, it is recommended to lubricate the lips with moisturizing cream.

So, it is quite easy to care for the lips at home, it is enough to give it just a few minutes a day. Regular and purposeful observance of simple care measures, avoidance of bad habits, proper nutrition, competent selection of cosmetics and hygiene products – all these measures will help to maintain the beauty and health of the lips and keep irresistible at any age and in any situation.

Olha Mazlova

I'm Olga Mazlova, an experienced Ukrainian manicurist with over 15 years in the field. On my blog, Diva Gaze, I share a variety of nail designs, from bold colors to intricate patterns. My goal is to inspire and connect with beauty lovers, offering something for everyone interested in creative nail art. Join me in exploring the diverse world of manicures on Diva Gaze.

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