Information on Lip Care
Our mouths are central to our self-expression, be it from the words we say or the look on our faces! So when our lips become dry or chapped, it’s crucial that we take care of them. Lip balms, salves, creams and scrubs are amazing ways to polish off dead skin accumulations and instil loving moisture. And you absolutely don’t need to reach for a chemically based option to reap the rewards! Lip care is absolutely an area of your beauty that you can enhance with natural, organic and vegan products. It’s time to start loving your lips!
Why does lip care matter?
You might think they don’t need looking after - they get hydrated whenever you apply a face cream, right? Wrong! Lip skin differs enormously from the rest of our bodies. Firstly, the outermost protective layer of skin is far thinner than anywhere else. Secondly, your lips have no sebaceous glands, which is what the rest of our skin uses to keep moisturised. These two differences are really important, meaning that lip skin is both more fragile and dry than anywhere else, which is why lip care is so important.
What lip care products do I need?
The first essential product is a good lip balm. While they come in many shapes and forms from sticks to rub-on pots, what they have in common is hydration-sealing, deeply moisturising qualities. Ingredients like Shea Butter and Beeswax give a smooth a pleasurable texture, while deeply conditioning this quickly chapped skin. Jojoba Oil also instils softening hydration, banishing brittle and unsightly dryness. Vitamin E can also help to protect skin from damaging environmental stressors.
If your lips have really been through the wars, a repairing cream could be your new best friend. These are ideal for super dry, sore and stressed out skin, especially when they’re created with specialised blends of botanical ingredients. Honey especially can do wonders for lips, as it is one of the natural world’s most amazing moisturisers. It’s also been used for its healing qualities for centuries, as it can help skin to self-repair.
Do your lips always seem dry and flakey? Dead skin build ups can leave them looking lacklustre, and special lip care exfoliators are what you need. Sugar makes an amazing base for a lip scrub, as it gently yet powerfully lifts dead skin away. Honey and Shea Butter are often also added so that you can massage moisture in at the same time. Stimulating scrubbing can also give your lips a lively pink tone, too! Scoop a little onto your fingertips and rub into your top and bottom lip, to get amazingly soft and smooth skin.