We do our best in keeping our skin happy but we forgot that lips are also part of our face and need much more than a red lipstick. The skin of the lip, with three to five cellular layers, is very thin compared to the rest of our face, which has up to 16 layers so even a slight cut on our lips would pain a lot and bleed a lot. The lips skin is not hairy and does not have sweat glands. Therefore, it does not have the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils which keep the skin smooth, inhibit pathogens, and regulate hydration. For these reasons, the lips dry out faster and become chapped more easily. Being constant with your favorite lip balm can curb your lips issues since they’re waxy and oily but a proper lip care regimen can not only keep your lips healthy but can also enhance their appearance.
Do Not Touch Or Lick Your Lips
You may be habitual of touching your lips when tensed or thinking but let us tell you they do no good to either situations and since your lips are naturally structured in a zero protective order you’re directly transferring all the germs to your lips. You might want to stop touching your lips since entrance of germs in your lips worsens the condition of your lips or give rise to new problem.
Licking lips might feel hydrated for a moment but as soon as your saliva evaporates it dries out your lips. Moreover, your saliva enzymes damp the area around your lips creating a perfect bacteria breeding bed. So you might want to stop with these habits as soon as possible.
Apply Sunscreen On Your Lips
Cover your lips with a good spf since your lips do not have any shield to be protected from the UV rays or environmental dirt outside. Whenever you want to wear your favorite lipstick at least layer a protective lip sunscreen beneath your favorite shade. Sunscreen for lips often comes in the form of lip balms with SPF, which is great because it means we get moisturizing benefits along with the sun protection.
Moisturise With A Hydration Cream
Lips are really sensitive and so they tend to dry out with no warning so you never really have any idea when they’re going to dry out. Make sure your lips are well moisturized and hydrated so that you leave no space for your lips to even have a thought of drying out. You may even keep your lip balm handy if your lips have the tendency of getting dry a lot.
Exfoliate Before Applying A Liquid Or Matte Lipstick
Matte lipsticks may look attractive but may also be the reason of your most lip problems. Exfoliate your lips before applying them to make sure the dead cells are gone and your lips have zero space to succumb any further infections. Use a really mild scrub or you can even simply spread powdered sugar or an orange peel and then rub it over your lips very gently. Do not scrub so much so that you cause them to crack.