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8 Solid Tips To Beautiful Healthy Lips

Sonia OBrien

Posted on January 06 2020

8 Solid Tips To Beautiful Healthy Lips

 

 

You see sexy healthy lips featured on magazine covers, in makeup ads, and on the faces of your favorite celebs (yes, Yara Shahidi, we're talking about you) and you think, I want perfect lips too. That's right, lips that are soft, hydrated, plump and bursting with color just like Yara, who happens to be the 18-year-old star of not one but two boundary-breaking television series, “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish.”

Like so many, I wasn't fortunate enough to be born with luscious star quality lips, so if I wanted my pout that was plump, beautiful, and healthy looking, I'd have to work to get there.  Let's have a look at what I do below.  

Lets get healthy lips  

Stay hydrated 

One of the most common causes of dry skin is not drinking enough water. I force myself to drink eight glasses of water a day. I'm told it will benefit my body in lots of ways, and fuller-looking healthy lips are an added bonus.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Following a healthy dietary routine which promotes a rich amounts of fruit and vegetable consumption is very important for healthy lip care.  I like Vitamin C, it naturally provides potent anti-oxidant nourishment, which hydrates lips to promote healing and rejuvenation and improves pigmentation.  

Berry-based lip scrub

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants with plenty of vitamin C, which makes them a great ingredient for nourishing the skin on your lips.  Crushing up a strawberry and adding it to a honey and olive oil mixture is the basic recipe for this home remedy. Feel free to experiment with antioxidant-packed blueberry variations as well.

Or sometimes, I add sugar and almond oil or butter to create a thick, course texture. Apply the mixture on your lips, gently rubbing the mixture in to exfoliate skin on lips, remove dead skin cells, and stimulate skin renewal.

Aloe vera

Get a sap of aloe vera ($21 AMZ) and apply directly on your lips.  It has lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories that soothe and rehydrate skin. I use aloe vera to restore lost moisture and leave my lips soft and healthy.

Use lip balm 

First, limit the use of scented, colored or favored balms. Experts say, chemicals found in them over time harm lip health. To use properly, place the tip of the lip balm container against your bottom lip and apply a thin, even layer to it, then repeat for your top lip. You can also transfer the lip balm to your finger (wash your hands) first, then spread it across your lips. Rub your lips together to help spread out evenly. 

Limit exposure to toxins 

Polluted air, cigarette smoke, and chemicals can prematurely age skin, making lips look dark or wrinkled. Habits like smoking can aggravate this effect and give your lip color a faded appearance.

Avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke to maintain healthy lips will improve the way your lips look and feel. Wearing a scarf may also protect your lips against overexposure to dry climate conditions and other drying elements.

Use lipstick when stepping out

Yes, it's good to use lipstick before you step out. Since, the lips have no natural protection, I wear lipstick to help add a layer to them.  Using good lipstick protects your lips from the sun, dry air, dirt and other outside factors. Use a cotton swab or lip brush to prime lips with coconut oil or almond oil.  Let it fully soak in before you perfect your pout with a swipe of your favorite Claire Noir lipstick or strobe.

Take off your makeup before bed 

Sleeping in your makeup isn’t good for the skin nor healthy lips. Even if there’s no visible lipstick or product on your lips at the end of the day. Give your lips a gentle swipe with a makeup-removing wipe before you hit the pillow at night. 

Stay tuned for botox and lip surgery.  

 

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