Moisturize and stay hydrated -- beauty tips for soft and supple skin. But what about the most sensitive layer of skin on our face?
Our lips have taken on an array of lipsticks, glosses, and lip liners. There are staples like red lippies and pink glosses. Then again, there are trendy lip styles you may have tried like purple, blue, and black lips or monogrammed lips.
But what about keeping what is under that lip color truly healthy? Because no amount of lipstick can cover cracked lips. When you are down to sloughing fish scales-like from your lips, you better start thinking about building a natural lip care routine. New Year's resolution, ladies.
First Up, Moisturize!
Well moisturized lips is key to healthy-looking lips that make any lip color glide on like butter. For that, we like this Vitamin E enriched lip balm.
Consider this all-natural formulation with the nourishing goodness like coconut oil and healing powers of Aloe Vera. Naturistick 5-Piece Lip Balm Gift Set is a sweet deal.
First off, each lip balm stick is free from chemicals and parabens. It is non-GMO and gluten-free, too. But take note of this: This lip balm contains no petroleum.
Wait a minute? Is not petroleum good for the lips? Turns out, petroleum is actually drying so Naturstick swapped petroleum for other natural ingredients instead.
This healing lip balm is made in the USA and safe to use by adults and children. Plus, it is cruelty-free and eco-friendly.
Second, Forget not to Exfoliate Your Lips!
Like the rest of our skin, the thin skin on our lips also contains dead skin cells. We must scrub these dead skin cells off to keep our lips rosy pink. If you are having troubles with dark lips, it is time to start exfoliating, girl.
Try this plant-based lip scrub called French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish. Its ingredients include granulated sugar and coconut oil looking pretty in pink inside a posh glass jar.
Remember to use circular motions to achieve pink lips.
Third, Sun Protection is Essential
UV rays damage can actually cause our lips to darken. Avoid damage from sun exposure by protecting your lips. You can cover your lips with a scarf when you are out in the heat of the sun, if unavoidable.
Also layer on protection with SPF with Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm with SPF 25.
Finally, Invest in Quality Lipsticks
Harmful chemicals can have negative effects on your health and your lips, too. We do not want to darken our lips by wearing cheap lipsticks.
It is better to own a few quality lipsticks by trusted brands than have tons of cheap lippies that can potentially harm your puckers.
We like Ecco Bella Flowercolor Lipstick. It has a wearable shade and is priced just right. We like that it is cruelty-free and ethical-sustainable making them very relevant to this generation.
It is fragrance-free and has no artificial dyes and petroleum. It does of natural oils and vegetable waxes infused into the formulation. This lippie is "inspired by compassion for all living beings."