They say, a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear, and rightly so. And a smile is just perfect with soft, pink, baby-like lips.
However, many of us suffer from dull, discolored and chapped lips, which not only look unpleasant but can also feel quite painful because of the dryness.
There is nothing to worry about though because our lips just need a tad extra love, care and attention. All you need to do is make some efforts for your lips to keep them hydrated, nourished, smooth and pink. After all, there is a kind of indescribable beauty about pink lips that can’t be put into words.
Follow these daily lip-care tips and get yours soft and pink in no time.
The importance of exfoliation just cannot be emphasized enough. It is one of the most important steps of any skincare routine because it helps slough off dead skin cells, leaving behind soft and smooth skin.
One of the best and easiest ways to regularly exfoliate them is with a soft toothbrush. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush, dampen it with a little water and gently scrub them in a circular motion. This slow scrubbing action will stimulate the blood flow to your lips, giving them a deep, pink tint.
Just like you regularly moisturize your face to keep it supple and soft, your lips also need frequent moisturization in order to prevent dryness and dehydration. You can use either a nice, fragrant lip balm or good old petroleum jelly as a moisturizer. If you are big on using organic and natural skin products though, coconut oil or cocoa butter are a few amazing options for you.
Make Your Own Lip Scrub
A DIY homemade lip scrub is as good as it can get. Similar to exfoliation, scrubbing will also help you get rid of dead skin cells that would make them smooth and supple.
One of the easiest and most widely used lip scrubs is a homemade sugar scrub. All you need to do is mix together some sugar with honey and coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your lips and gently rub for at least 30 seconds. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Needless to say, lip-care is not just about pink and soft lips but speaks volumes about your health and hygiene, too.