Lip Care Tips For A Better Pout

As much as we pay utmost attention to skincare and haircare, we should always show some extra love for our lips too.

Every single day, we paint our lips with lipsticks, lip glosses, etc. Over time, they need some tender love and care too. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but the lips are actually what people pay most attention to when talking to you.

Here are some tips for you to up your lip care:

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SCRUB

Lips need to be exfoliated too. Exfoliating helps to increase the benefits of the products you’re currently using. A well-scrubbed lip removes those dry flaky skin and allows will make gliding on lipgloss or lipstick a real breeze. Who loves flaky lips anyway? Here are some recipes for homemade lip scrubs.

Brown Sugar and Honey

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon brown sugar

5-6 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix all ingredients together and apply the scrub to your lips and rub in circular motions for 2-3 minutes.

Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Ingredients: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon powder

½ tablespoon raw honey

½ tablespoon olive oil

Mix the ingredients and apply the scrub with your fingertips to scrub off the dead skin.

Coffee and Honey Scrub

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coffee grounds

1 tablespoon honey

Mix the ingredients and apply some on the lips. Then massage it on the lips for a few minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

PRIMER

Did you know that your lips need to be ‘primed’ too just as your face does before putting on make-up?  A lip primer acts as a buffer or a base coat between the skin and lip gloss or lipstick. With a lip primer, your lips will be prevented by smudging or feathering by the end of the day. You can try lip primers like this one by MAC Cosmetics

MASK

You read that right. Similar to sheet face masks, there are available lip masks in the market as well, only that it comes in shaped like your lips, just larger. The main objective of lip masks is to deliver instant plumping and intense hydration. All you need to do it leave it on your lips for 15 minutes before peeling it.

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