Your lips can become drier than the desert more quickly than any other part of your body, because they don’t have oil glands to keep them moisturized.
When you add in the dry winter air and wind, it can be a recipe for painfully chapped lips.
Luckily, there is a way to say goodbye to cracks, redness, and flaking and get the smooth, plump, kissably soft pout you want when you follow the eight steps below.
#1 – Hydrate
Moisture starts from the inside with the water you drink each day in order to replenish those dry lips. So, be sure to get in at least 64 ounces of the hydration you need to see soft, healthy lips every time you look in the mirror.
#2 – Exfoliate
Picking at those flakes only risks making the dryness and cracking worse. Instead, use a gentle exfoliator once a week to remove that dry skin. Simply scrub across your lips and then pat off using a damp washcloth.
#3 – Balm It Up
After exfoliating, coat your lips with a deeply hydrating balm in order to lock in moisture and lock out the elements. This protective barrier is perfect to soothe and prevent dry, chapped lips. Ingredients to look for in the perfect balm include beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E.
#4 – Protect
It’s also important to remember that just like the skin on the rest of your face, your lips are prone to UV damage, which can leave them looking dry and increase fine lines. So, be sure to remember your lips when you’re thinking about sunscreen.
#5 – Stop Licking
Of course, for these hydration steps to work, you have to stop doing things that dry out your lips. And, the number one item on that list is licking them!
Yup, saliva will irritate your lips and leave them looking dryer than ever before, so avoid licking at all costs.
#6 – Replenish While You Sleep
It’s also important to remember to use a heavy, emollient balm before bed in order to provide your lips with deep down moisture when they need it most. By coating them overnight, you can get a smoother, softer look by morning.
#7 – Choose Your Gloss or Lipstick
If you’re living with dry lips, choose a gloss or lipstick with natural hydrators, in order to leave your lips looking silky smooth. At Miracles & More, we craft our Lipstick Extreme and Lipgloss using vitamin E and vanillin extract to promote healthy skin, revive your lips from within, and leave them looking soft, smooth, and unforgettable.
#8 – Add Shimmer
The final step to getting luscious looking lips is to add a hint of shimmer. To do this, we like to use our Sheer Glo Lotion to the center of the top and bottom of lips to make them look plumper.
With these eight steps, you’re sure to say buh-bye to thin, dry lips and get the gorgeous, healthy, irresistibly kissable lips you’ve been dreaming of.