As the temperatures drop and winter tightens its icy grip, one of the first casualties is often our delicate lips. Gone are the days of soft, supple pouts, replaced by a landscape of flakiness, irritation,...
By incorporating these three basics into your lip care routine, you can keep your pout soft, smooth, and healthy year-round.
Hydration: Keeping your lips hydrated is key to preventing moisture loss. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and apply a hydrating lip balm to regularly lock in moisture.
Protection: Protect your lips from the elements by wearing a lip balm with SPF when you're out in the sun, and cover up with a scarf or hat when the weather is cold and windy.
Exfoliation: Gently exfoliating your lips once a week can help remove dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a lip scrub to gently exfoliate your lips, and follow up with a hydrating lip balm.
Don't wait for your lips to dry out, learn how to prevent moisture loss before it starts. Three basics of healthy lip care, to ensure your pout stays super soft year-round.
Lip skin is extra thin and doesn't product its own sebum, so it's crucial to apply a balm often (and avoid licking your lips) to maintain healthy moisture. Regularly eating cold water fish, like salmon, will help restore your skin's lipid barrier from the inside out. In drier weather, try swapping out your regular lipstick for a conditioning lip stain.
Healthy circulation will plump, promote cell turnover, and boost the natural color of your lips. A simple DIY sugar scrub will do the trick: mix 1 part sugar with 1 part honey (for healing), or coconut oil (for extra moisture). Or, exfoliate by gently rubbing lips with a dry, soft-bristled toothbrush.
To wake up with soft, moisturized lips, cleanse nightly with micellar water (basically just fatty molecules suspended in water, AKA makeup-removal magic). On your way to bed, replenish moisture with a hydrating lip mask like our FlashPatch® Hydrating Lip Gels. Next, slather on a lip balm to seal in moisture and show off those glossy lips (try our Lip Service Gloss-to-Balm Treatment)