When it comes to keeping our lips looking and feeling plump and luscious, nothing spoils things quite like chapped lips, which can not only look unsightly but also leave lips feeling cracked and painful too. Here are two top tips for making sure you always have softer, smoother lips, no matter the season.
Keep Your Lips Healthy
The skin on our lips can be very sensitive, so to keep it looking and feeling its best, it is essential to pay attention to our lip health. One of the best ways to ensure healthy lips is to avoid licking or biting at them. When our lips feel dehydrated, it is natural to lick them to make them feel moisturized again. However, although this may soften and soothe our lips momentarily, in the long run, constantly licking your lips causes lips to dry out, which can result in a cracked and chapped pout. Biting at the lips is also common when under stress, but much like biting nails, biting your lips will only cause damage and leave them looking less than their best. Biting can damage the skin, and if done regularly, can even lead to infections through the broken skin. To keep your lips healthy and kissably soft, be sure to avoid licking or biting whenever possible. Also, it is essential to try not to pick at your lips should they become dry, as this will only make the problem worse and make it even harder for essential products such as lip balms to sink into the lips and return them to a happy soft and smooth state.
Another key health factor in keeping lips looking and feeling kissably soft and smooth is hydration. Although it is vital to keep lips moisturized on the outside, it is also essential to keep the inside moisturized. Be sure to drink plenty of water, preferably eight glasses a day, and eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of good fats such as nuts, seeds, and avocados. Drinking lots of water and eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet will help ensure your lips stay looking great and feel soft and luscious.
Keep Your Lips Moisturized
Using the right lip balm is important when it comes to keeping your lips soft and smooth. The GeoBlends lip balms contain key moisturizing ingredients for keeping lips healthy and looking their best, including beeswax, cocoa seed butter, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. These natural ingredients combine to make a lip balm easy to absorb and quick to apply, available in a great range of flavors you can keep with you on the go. The GeoBlends lip balms come in Strawberry Daiquiri, Peach, Blur Raspberry, and many other flavors, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the best times to apply lip balm if your pout is feeling particularly dehydrated and in need of some TLC is right before bed. That way, you won’t be accidentally licking it off as you eat and drink throughout the day, but instead, the moisturizing ingredients can be absorbed into the lips as you sleep, helping you to wake up with much softer, nourished lips. It is also a good idea to carry your lip balm with you for essential moisture top-ups throughout the day.
Before applying your lip balm, it is a good idea to make sure all dead cells and skin have been removed first so that the moisturizing ingredients from your lip balm can deeply penetrate and moisturize your lips. One of the best ways to do this is with a lip scrub. Lip scrubs are quick and straightforward to make, and even adding some sugar to a small amount of honey can be a fast and easy way to make a lip scrub at home. Apply to the lips, rub gently, and then rinse with water. Now your lips are rid of any unwanted dry skin and ready for you to apply your lip balm for maximum moisturizing results.
Using a lip scrub and wearing lip balm often is key to keeping your lips in tip-top condition. If you enjoy wearing lipstick or lip gloss, it is essential to make sure the skin underneath is soft and smooth first to apply more evenly and last all day.
So if your lips are feeling a little lackluster, why not try these two easy tips for softer and smoother lips. Also, don’t forget to relax – we hold a lot of tension in our lips, so relaxing is an instant way to make your pout look and feel better and make it even easier for you to apply your moisturizing lip balm!