There’s really is no reason to walk out in public with dry chapped lips, either in or out of season.  Dry lip prevention is the key to great looking lips. Check out these 4 easy tips for chapped lip care, to keep your pucker looking good and camera ready all year round.

 *This article originally published on July 24, 2012 on my former fashion boutique’s blog, Miss Bliss. 

Chapped Lip Care for year round perfect lips

4 Tips For The Perfect Pucker

  • Apply Lip Balm immediately after cleansing your face and/or brushing your teeth.  Harsh drying agents found in Facial Cleansers & Toothpaste can be drying to the delicate skin on and around your lips.
  • Exfoliate your lips.  For a simple and natural at-home recipe, you can use a 1/2 teaspoon of honey mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.  Combine the ingredients and gently rub the surface of your lips in a circular motion. Do this for a few minutes, rinse and apply a balm.   Another way to exfoliate is to use a simple toothbrush! Preferably, not the same one you use to brush your teeth (for the same reasons as stated in #1).  Coat your lips with a moisturizing element such as honey, coconut oil, Vitamin E Oil or Olive Oil and brush in a circular motion for a few minutes, then rinse and apply a balm.

  • Don’t go to sleep  bare lipped! Apply a balm or edible oil (Olive, Vitamin E, Coconut, Vegetable) to your lips before bedtime to keep your lips moisturized and protected.
  • Protect your lips underneath your lip wear.  If you’re gonna wear it, take care to moisturize your lips prior to applying your favorite gloss, lip stick or lip stain.  Never apply any of these to already dry or chapped lips as it will only lead to more dryness.

 

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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    […] Make sure you start out with a smooth surface by exfoliating your lips.  Matte lipsticks are not forgiving when it comes to chapped lips. You can either buy a commercial lip exfoliator or make your own with a few simple ingredients.  A quick brush with a toothbrush & honey will also do the trick. For tips on dealing with chapped lips check out: 4 Simple Tips For Having The Perfect Pucker | Chapped Lip Care […]

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