Lip Love: The Importance of a Consistent Lip Care Routine
Lip care is not something that crosses everyone’s mind. You may know to wash and moisturize your face each morning and night, to take care of the hair on your head, and remove any unwanted hair on your face, but lip care may not be something you perform on a daily basis. That being said, it is important to prevent aging in the lips, and who doesn’t love having soft, plumped lips? Read on to learn the best ways to care for your lips.
We all know that drinking water is important for so many reasons. It can help control your appetite, softens your skin and fine lines & helps keep your lips soft and supple. If your lips are dry or cracked, that’s your body’s way of crying for more water. The Institute of Medicine currently recommends that women drink 104 ounces of water per day. That’s 13 cups of water. Space out your water consumption throughout the day and enjoy better skin and lips within a week!
Balms & Masks
Just like applying moisturizer helps your skin stay soft and ageless, adding a nice lip balm to your lips a few times a day can help keep aging at bay while making them irresistibly soft. Go for a simple lip balm or body balm. Avoid ingredients like menthol and eucalyptus, as they can lead to further lip irritation if you already have chapped lips.
Lip masks have begun popping up in beauty stores all over the world. They are like face masks, except they are applied just to the lips. There are lip masks for every lip problem you can think of and can help soften the lips in just a twenty-minute period.
Do It Yourself Lip Scrub
Continuing with our skin comparison, using an exfoliator regularly is important to remove dead skin and encourage the skin regeneration process. Using a homemade or store-bought lip scrub can help with both aging and lip softness. There are many lip scrubs on the market, but it’s relatively easy to create a DIY one as well. Simply combine sugar, Vaseline® and olive oil to create a moisturizing lip scrub. There are hundreds of other DIY lip scrub recipes all over the internet, so have fun with it!
Some of the best lip scrubs on the market include the cult favorite, LUSH. Many online reviews praise its exfoliation power. One reviewer remarks, “It really is a miracle worker.” Lip scrubs are found in many drugstores and beauty supply stores all over the country, so they should be easy to find.
Light therapy is popular for handling acne, aging and other skin problems, but reVive Light Therapy® Lip Care is perfect for treating your lips from the inside out. It’s clinically proven to increase firmness and stimulate collagen production—both on the lips and around the mouth. Making the entire lips and perioral area of your face look younger and smoother. It can also help plump and soften them.
reVive Light Therapy® Lip Care has been praised in quite a few magazines and websites, including Vogue.com & Health.com. Users of the device has found that it really does increase lip fullness, as well as decreasing age lines and age spots.
“I saw a considerable difference in the size of my lips.” – Health.com
If lip care wasn’t on your to-do list before today, it will be now! Lip care is just as important as caring for other parts of your body and skin, so make it a priority to keep your lips healthy and beautiful.
(1) Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. Institute of Medicine Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes Washington, D.C. National Academies Press 2005.
(2) Palma, Lídia et al. “Dietary Water Affects Human Skin Hydration and Biomechanics.” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 8 (2015): 413–421. PMC. Web. 14 Feb. 2018.