Lip Care Routine for Healthier-Looking Lips
If you have a skincare routine for your face, don’t forget your lips for they are made up of skin too!
Aside from drinking enough water, your lips need a good balance between exfoliating and moisturizing just like your skin.
Maybe once to twice a week, gently remove the dead skin by using a lip exfoliator or a damp washcloth.
There are so many lip exfoliators available over the counter that you can choose any from these. Or if you want a DIY, there are several homemade recipes available online that you can always follow.
After exfoliating, slather on a thick layer of a lip mask before bedtime to hydrate and moisturize your lips. This is the best time to do it because the dead skin cells are already out of the way. Then leave it on overnight.
Aside from the first two steps that can be done twice a week, this one should be done as frequently as twice a day. Since our lips do not contain oil glands, we need to support our lips with lip balms that can hydrate and moisturize.
This might sound weird but, yes, our lips need protection too. So, it might go handy to get a lip balm that already contains (at least) SPF 15. And reapply after every meal.
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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.