Thursday, November 27, 2008

How To Take Care Of Lips

How To Take Care Of Lips

Lips tend to dry out the fastest at this time of year. Be sure to keep them covered with a good lip balm applied several times during the day. Warm sesame oil will also soothe your lips. Avoid licking your lips and don't bite the skin on the surface of your lips. The skin will never have a chance to heal if you chew on it. This is a hard habit to break but well worth the effort. Lip balms are now commonly available with an SPF factor as well to protect them from the harmful rays.

You should try to avoid over exposure to the sunrays as they can absorb moisture of your lips and make them dry. If you have to spend a lot of time outdoors, then you should go for 'triple lipstick ', with moisturizers and sunscreen built right in.

Only soft and smooth lips could be pretty enough and inviting to kiss. So if you want to be owner of those lips then make your lips kissable by applying lip balm to them every day.

Lips do not produce oil like our skin, because they have no oil producing glands. The skin on our lips is actually mucous membrane, so for them to remain smooth and chap free is a bit of a challenge. The most common cause of cracked lips are allergic reaction to cosmetics, skin infections, extreme weather conditions like excess sun and wind exposure, biting of the lips or a vitamin B deficiency.

Avoid harsh weather. If this is impossible, make sure you always protect your lips by applying a lip balm. Many lip balms now have a sun block as an ingredient which is a great idea. Not only can our skin experience sunburn, our lips can too.

For longer lip color wear, apply lip color and blot off the excess, this will help set your color. Then apply a thin layer of pressed powder and apply color again. This will give your color something to cling on to.

Lip gloss not just lends a moisturizing effect to your lips, but also makes it appear luscious. It is one among the various cosmetic products that women use to adorn themselves. It brings about a major change in the way your lips look. To cater to the varying needs of customers, there is a multitude of lip glosses offered in the market.

Biting or otherwise known as chewing, is just as bad as licking- if not worse. Biting is a habit, and one, if you want healthy lips, you should try breaking. Biting also dries out your lips, along with taking off small amounts the little skin that already exist there. If you can't break the habit of chewing them, then at least apply lip balm more frequently, as this will help to protect them to some degree.

You can mix one-tablespoon cranberry sauce juice with two tablespoons Vaseline for a delicious home made lip balm.

A face without something on the lips really looks undone, unfinished- as if you forgot something. This is particularly so for women whose makeup routine is the simplest one-a little mascara and blush on good clean skin-because naked lips will make the whole face seem wan, while a little gloss can pick up the entire look.

Exposure to wind, sun and cold dry air contributes to chapped, cracked lips by sucking out moisture and damaging skin. Prevent exposure by protecting your lips with a lip cream, balm, or moisturizing lipstick before going outside, and reapply regularly while outside. Since the thin skin on your lips lacks melanin – the pigment that protects skin from damaging UV rays – they're especially vulnerable to the sun, so make sure the product also contains sunscreen of at least SPF 15.

By: Corwin Brown

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1 comment:

  1. im a 24 year facing problem with my lips. its gets dry very soon and its lok black.please suggest me something for my lips


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